• The House of the Devil (2009)

The House of the Devil

Release Date: October 30th, 2009

DVD Release Date: February 2nd, 2010

R |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Desperate to make some money so she can move into a new apartment, college student Samantha Hughes (Jocelin Donahue) takes a mysterious babysitting job. When she arrives at the house, Mr. Ulman (Tom Noonan) mentions a full lunar eclipse and explains there is no child, but that Samantha will be watching his mother instead. After exploring the sinister-seeming house, Samantha soon comes to realize that her employers are hiding a horrifying secret and have plans to use her, dead or alive.

Cast: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen, Dee Wallace, Heather Robb, John Speredakos

Director: Ti West

Genres: Horror

Keywords: Wife, House, Dark, Fall, Mystery, 1980s, Friend, Gripping, Sacrifice, Suspenseful, Husband

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    It is a fine little old-school thriller. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The film may provide an introduction for some audience members to the Hitchcockian definition of suspense: It's the anticipation, not the happening, that's the fun. show more

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    This is the perfect illustration of the banality of most scare movies. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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