Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Movie Spotlight: The House of the Devil

The House of the Devil is a 2009 movie starring Jocelin Donahue, Greta Gerwig, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Dee Wallace, A.J. Bowen, and Danielle Noe.  College student Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) takes a job as a babysitter for the Ullman family, who live in a creepy mansion in the middle of nowhere (no good can come of this).  When she arrives at the house, Mr. Ullman (Tom Noonan), who is way too excited about that night's lunar eclipse, tells Samantha that he doesn't actually have any children and that he really needs her to take care of his sick mother-in-law (Danielle Noe).  When Samantha later realizes the family's real reason for luring her to the house, she really wishes she hadn't taken the job.

I thought I would really like The House of the Devil since I write plays about Satan and tend to like movies that are related to the devil, but this one was really slow, and I was bored during most of it. The acting was pretty good though, and that's often not the case with horror movies.

My rating: 6/10

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