The House of the Devil A pretty college girl (fresh-scrubbed newcomer Jocelin Donahue) takes a babysitting job she sooo should have turned down — in a creepy house with rooms… R PT93M Horror Jocelin Donahue Tom Noonan Mary Woronov Magnet
Movie Review

The House of the Devil

MPAA Rating: R
The House of the Devil | DON'T YOU HATE IT WHEN YOUR MAKEUP SMEARS? Jocelin Donahue wears red in The House of the Devil
DON'T YOU HATE IT WHEN YOUR MAKEUP SMEARS? Jocelin Donahue wears red in The House of the Devil
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Rated: R; Length: 93 Minutes; Genre: Horror; With: Jocelin Donahue and Tom Noonan; Distributor: Magnet

A pretty college girl (fresh-scrubbed newcomer Jocelin Donahue) takes a babysitting job she sooo should have turned down — 
in a creepy house with rooms she sooo shouldn't enter. The resulting film, The House of the Devil includes a lunar eclipse, Satan worship, and cult actors Mary Woronov and Tom Noonan. Writer-director Ti West's crisp, economical, satisfying little horror pic reclaims the pleasures of the kind of old-school formula that the jokey Scream franchise deconstructed into satire. There's wit but never a wink in this smartly shot production, which pays homage to the 1980s without fetishizing the era. B+

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Originally posted Oct 28, 2009 Published in issue #1074 Nov 06, 2009 Order article reprints