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Friday, December 18, 2009

[8.25/10] The House of the Devil (2009)

The House of the Devil (2009)

"The House of the Devil" is easily one of the nicest surprises of the year. More than that - it is the best horror movie of the year along with "Paranormal Activity". The 'croppy' look of the film, together with the music score and the atmosphere, to the writing and directing, is perfect. Ti West is very talented and has a good idea of what the 80's were like and how the horror films functioned back then. The acting is very good, and it also adds to the feel. Tom Noonan and Mary Waraonov really gave fantastic performances, as soon as we met each of their characters our spines tingled. That is the meaning of a great performance. The film builds itself slowly, but it is all worthwhile and for the best. The cinematography, again with the scratchy editing, is amazing. "The House of the Devil" is indeed scary and very creepy! Instead of masturbatory gore, cheap gimmicks, or computer graphics, this film relies on character, atmosphere, suspense and tension! It's not everyone's cup of tea, as it is slow moving and very methodical, but true fans of horror will notice right off the bat that this is the real thing. Ti West has done an excellent job with "The House of the Devil" , giving the audience an 80's vibe and the horror, in the little time it does occur, is quite scary. Most of the film is buildup, but it when it's ready to shock you, it really works.

  • My Rating: 8.25/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 87% (7.1/10)
  • IMDb: 6.8/10

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