House of the Devil is the perfect movie for huge fans of early 80s horror flicks, but who have already exhausted them all. House of the Devil is a modern throwback, replete with cheap-looking, grainy film and those exotic feathered hair-dos. Plus, babysitters, pentagrams, and the Devil.
It’s sure to do poorly with mainstream audiences (which is why it’ll be released on XBox Live and Amazon a month before it’s theater release, the day before Halloween), but it looks like a real goddamn treat for gorehounds. It looks to capture that sense of dread, not through polished atmospherics, but through pacing, a creepy premise, and a cast that looks the part. Why remake an 80s horror flick when you can just make a new 80s horror flick?
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