Tuesday, January 25, 2011

House of the Devil (2009)

I didn't expect much from this one to be honest. I've started it a few times and gotten too busy to finish it, but this morning I sat and watched...

I was surprised to see some of the most awesome, gory scenes in this. I must admit, I watched the scene of Megan lighting the cigarette in the car three times (in slow motion). Just beautiful! This definitely has some greatest scenes I've seen in a horror film in some time. The acting is much better than I expected as well. It's not too cheesy or over the top and has a very "real" feel to it.

Tom Noonan makes this one for me. He is very odd while still being somewhat endearing somehow. I personally would trust him, which would ultimately lead to my certain death, but he's so sweetly strange without being overly creepy. That one detail, in my opinion, is what sets this apart from other movies with the same general plot. The "bad guy" doesn't seem all bad.

Another great detail of House of the Devil for me was the time period. Everyone knows the 80s were awesome, and most of the greatest horror films were created in the 70s and 80s...this fits in rather nicely. I loved the wardrobe, hair and style of this one. It just works for me.

If you haven't seen it, you should. I'm not saying it will change your life, but if you enjoy good, old fashioned, gory horror, this one's definitely worth a view, if not a buy.

1 comment:

Max Evel said...

I'm not sure ,but I may have this one on my Netflix que.