Sunday, October 17, 2010

31 Days of Horror 3: The House of the Devil

DAY 15
Sorry about the delay but I'm back with a movie that its reminiscent of old fright flicks.
Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) is a college student who needs some money. She soon takes a job babysitting on the night of a full lunar eclipse and ends up in a fight for her life. Her employers, Tom (Tom Noonan) and Mary (Mary Woronov) are hiding a dark secret.
The themes of the movie are very familiar. Yet, the film had the guts to get rid of all the horror cliches and stand on its own two feet and it does it well.
It might be slow building for some people and the narrative, at times, can be uneven, but there is no denying that this is a great modern horror film.

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