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The House of the Devil (2009)

R | | Horror | 4 May 2012 (Taiwan)
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In 1983, financially struggling 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, putting her life in mortal danger.

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Ti West

Writer:

Ti West
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jocelin Donahue ... Samantha
Tom Noonan ... Mr. Ulman
Mary Woronov ... Mrs. Ulman
Greta Gerwig ... Megan
AJ Bowen ... Victor Ulman
Dee Wallace ... Landlady
Heather Robb Heather Robb ... Roommate
Darryl Nau Darryl Nau ... Random Guy
Brenda Cooney ... Nurse
Danielle Noe Danielle Noe ... Mother
Mary B. McCann ... Elaine Cross (as Mary McCann)
John Speredakos ... Ted Stephen
Lena Dunham ... 911 Operator (voice)
Graham Reznick ... Local DJ (voice)
Ti West ... Favorite Teacher
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Storyline

In 1983, financially struggling 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, putting her life in mortal danger.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Talk on the phone. Finish your homework. Watch T.V. DIE! See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 May 2012 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

House of the Devil See more »

Filming Locations:

Lakeville, Connecticut, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,195, 30 October 2009

Gross USA:

$100,659
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Most of the crew were locally sourced from Connecticut where the film was shot to help keep the costs down to under a million dollars. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in the 1980s, yet in an around Samantha's dorm there are modern outdoor lights, garbage cans, and faucets. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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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Crazy Credits

Samantha is shown lying down on a hospital bed over the closing credits. See more »

Connections

References Don't Go in the House (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Chopsticks
(uncredited)
Music by Euphemia Allen
Picked out by Jocelin Donahue
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User Reviews

 
worth watching
10 June 2010 | by dude5568See all my reviews

the best thing about this movie is that it is based upon the 80s style horror & thrillers.The film makers really deserve an appreciation for this one.The acting was good,the scenes were well crafted and so all this makes it worth watching,at least for me it did,also because it is based upon a true story(unexplained events)which makes a movie quite interesting (rather than boring).Its not spine chilling or anything like that but still makes an impression on the viewer.I give this one 6.5/10,its pretty decent for a thriller like this one but yes there will be some who would say that it does not contain enough material or terror but as i said its worth watching and you would not regret this one...enjoy!!!


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