Saturday, April 18, 2009

Worshipping the Pentacle

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"The House of the Devil," an independent film from writer and director Ti West (The Roost) is currently premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival with plans to show at the Marche du Film Market screening in May. Set in 1983 the film boasts a plethora of nostalgic 80s tunes and from one early review "The House of the Devil," stays in a glossy, but only slightly campy theme similar to horror films from this decade. Utilizing the positive in some dark subject matter the film focuses on Samantha, a street-smart babysitter who gets involved with a fiendish family of Satan worshipers non-descriptively known as Mr. and Mrs. Ulman. Have a look at the first grainy trailer as "The House of the Devil," makes a second premiere in Cannes, France.

A synopsis for "The House of the Devil,"...

All the more shocking for being "based on true unexplained events," this suspenseful horror flick eschews the cheap scares of today's dime-a-dozen gore fests for the retro school of slow-burn terror. "The House of the Devil, centers on cute college girl Samantha (Jocelin Donahue), who responds to an ad for a babysitter to land some quick cash for a new apartment. Her skeptical pal Megan (the charming Greta Gerwig) drives her deep into the woods and deposits her at a big, creaky Victorian house lorded over by a creepy old couple (Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov) with big plans to celebrate the night's rare lunar eclipse. Desperate for the money, Samantha agrees to stay even after she finds out there's no baby…(Tribeca).

Release Date: May 15, 2009 (Marche du Film Market Screening, France and currently at the Tribeca Film Festival, New York)

Rating: Unknown.

Director: Ti West.

Writer: Ti West.

Cast: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen, Dee Wallace, Heather Robb, Daryl Nau, Brenda Cooney, Danielle Noe, and Mary B. McCann.

A full trailer for "The House of the Devil," here...


The House of the Devil Homepage

The House of the Devil at IMDB

The House of the Devil at TribecaFilm