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The House of the Devil (2009)

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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.

Director:

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 ... 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 | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some bloody violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

We can assume that the film is set in 1983 as one of the songs featured is "One Thing Leads to Another" by The Fixx. See more »

Goofs

The Connecticut license plates used in the film were not issued until 2000. In the 80s, when the film is set, passenger cars would generally have plates with white letters/numbers on a solid blue background, not the "blue fade" design currently in use and shown in the film. 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 didn't 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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Special Thanks: Goatse & Tubgirl See more »


Soundtracks

Crazy Little Notion
Written by L. Stuart
Performed by The Two Guys
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Suspense plus Satan... now that is freaky-deaky
1 November 2009 | by jamescaverlySee 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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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, 1 November 2009

Gross USA:

$101,215

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$101,215
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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