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The House of the Devil (2009)

 -  Horror  -  4 May 2012 (Taiwan)
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In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.

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In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.

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Talk on the Phone. Finish Your Homework. Watch TV. Die. See more »

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Rated R for some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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$25,195 (USA) (30 October 2009)

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$100,659 (USA) (25 December 2009)
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Promotionally released on VHS in a clamshell box. The last major motion picture released in that format was A History of Violence (2005). See more »

Goofs

The rotary phone inside the house has a "516" area code, which is Nassau County, Long Island, NY. There is also an emergency sticker on the phone displaying the real life working phone number for the New Hyde Park Fire Department. New Hyde Park is a suburb on Long Island, NY. However, the film is set in a remote area on the outskirts of an upstate college town. See more »

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Landlady: I can tell you like it.
Samantha: Oh, I love it. It's perfect.
Landlady: Well, great. It's such a neat place. You know, I showed it to another girl this morning, but to be honest I did like her very much. She looked like trouble, and I'm way too old to be dealing with all that nonsense. I go a lot on my gut feelings, and I have a good one about you. You remind me of my daughter.
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Suspense plus Satan... now that is freaky-deaky
1 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What is a scary movie? How do you scare people? There are many ways, right? In Evil Dead II (a classic among the genre) we see Ash going crazy... he throws a chainsaw to his hand (turned evil), announcing "Who's laughing now?" and blood splatters all over his face. It's one of my favorite shots of all times. However, I was never actually scared by it. The House of the Devil kept me on edge almost the entire time and legitimately scared the day lights out of me a number of times. Horror films rarely scare me when in the theaters (they're much more scary when watched on DVD at home) but this film made me hope it was almost over half way through, because my nerves were tingling my body. Why? Because we know the house she has entered is run by a satanic cult and the main character's naiveté makes here incredibly vulnerable. She puts herself in vulnerable situations and it made me nuts... and when scary goes down... scary goes down! Satan is the ultimate villain, and he makes an appearance with a bullet, but without showing his face. This movie is a throwback to the early 80s, environment-is-the-scary-thing style. Just enjoy it, it's really weird, classic, and fun... but best of all, your blood will be tingling.


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