• Egg MacGuffin

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Egg MacGuffin 16 Nov, 2014

    Easily the best late-70s/early-80s horror film not made in the 70s or 80s.

    The look of the film is perfection. Some movies try to pull this off, but fail horrendously. Ti West is a man you know has studied his influences thoroughly. It's not just the wardrobe or the sets or props or the music, but it's the more subtle touches, like the zooms and film grain and color scheme, shooting and editing style. And it gives the film such…

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  • Patrick Perring

    ★★★ Watched by Patrick Perring 14 Nov, 2014

    If horror classics Rosemary's Baby and Halloween had a mediocre kid, it would be this film... the last 30 minutes of this movie will stick with me forever

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  • Si Sharp

    ★★★ Watched by Si Sharp 14 Nov, 2014 1

    Like West's The Innkeepers, House of the Devil suffers from execution being superior to story. However it's hard not to be won over by his attention to detail and how well shot and edited the whole film is. I just wish he would add something new in terms of narrative. The problem with making stuff so heavily influenced, is that you've seen it all before.

    I'd really like to see how he'd get on adapting someone else's material.

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  • Tanya Scheutzow

    ★★★★½ Added by Tanya Scheutzow

    Let us rewind the clocks back to the year 1982, with this satanic tale The House of the Devil, written and directed by Ti West. Hold on a second, did I say 1982? The House of the Devil was actually released in 2009, but the film truly has captured everything a true 80's horror film would have. Die-hard horror fans would agree that it feels like an old lost film just newly discovered from a dusty collection of forgotten reels.…

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  • Scott Fairgrieve

    ★★★★ Watched by Scott Fairgrieve 10 Nov, 2014

    This one came highly recommended, and it did not disappoint. Many reviewers thought it is slow and boring. I disagree. West is very disciplined, with the tension building slowly to the final 20 minutes. Very 80s retro feel. Good performances and solid plot.

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  • Nick Silvia

    ★★★½ Watched by Nick Silvia 08 Nov, 2014

    You're Next was one of the biggest surprises I have experienced in my year of film watching. When I heard the director of another, Carpenter influenced movie played a role in the movie, I knew I had to check it out at some point. Ti West's House of the Devil is good horror mystery that makes great use of its slow pace.

    Samantha Hughes (Jocelin Donahue) is college student struggling to bring in money. She accepts a babysitting job at…

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  • wildestpenfield

    ★★½ Watched by wildestpenfield 07 Nov, 2014

    For all the period trappings and drawn-out "suspense", it feels more like a clinical film school exercise than an actual film, a feeling borne out by the damp fizzle of a climax. Old pro Tom Noonan has fun though.

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  • Dalton Stuart

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Dalton Stuart 29 Oct, 2014

    Masterfully paced and truly unnerving.

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  • Andrew Ferguson

    ★★½ Rewatched by Andrew Ferguson 29 Oct, 2014

    The pros and cons remain the same upon a second viewing five years later. The late 70's-early 80's aesthetic painted on the first 3/4 of the movie is intriguing and quite fun to watch, and the supporting work from Tom Noonan and Greta Gerwig fits nice and snug in the overall atmosphere that Ti West is looking at creating.

    The filmmakers spent a lot of time focusing on quiet suspense that calls for mostly non-gore related horror, that is until…

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  • Austin Gorski

    ★★★★ Watched by Austin Gorski 08 Nov, 2014

    Devilishly scary until the last ten minutes or so where it starts loosing steam. But before then, you're treated to a creepy little flick that's well worth your time. Not because of its story, as it's quite predictable, but because how well it's executed.

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  • Daniel O'Raw

    ★★★★ Watched by Daniel O'Raw 07 Nov, 2014

    Not very original but creepy as fuck!

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  • Adrian Zachow

    ★★★½ Watched by Adrian Zachow 17 Aug, 2014

    Director Ti West provides a very simple set-up which he wrings for all it's worth in terms of creepiness - babysitter (Donahue) hired by weirdos living in an isolated mansion on the night of a lunar eclipse soon finds mischief from Satanists is afoot. The slow but steady build-up leads to a rather satisfying pay off that ends on an intriguing, even if familiar, note. Stylistically, although the story is set in the 80s, West pays homage to horror films…

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