The House of the Devil Reviews

  • Jan 30, 2020

    Slow start up, minimal dialogue. The entire movie is a waiting game for the final act, which honestly is as predictable as teenage babysitter ordering a pepperoni pizza.

    Slow start up, minimal dialogue. The entire movie is a waiting game for the final act, which honestly is as predictable as teenage babysitter ordering a pepperoni pizza.

  • Jan 16, 2020

    Its a slow suspense building story that goes batshit unhinged at the last bit. Patience is key to enjoying the disturbing, eerie buildup of suspense in this film. Definetely not for everyone. I actually thought this was a 70s/80s movie but its made in 2009. Loved it . Feels authentic

    Its a slow suspense building story that goes batshit unhinged at the last bit. Patience is key to enjoying the disturbing, eerie buildup of suspense in this film. Definetely not for everyone. I actually thought this was a 70s/80s movie but its made in 2009. Loved it . Feels authentic

  • Jan 04, 2020

    One of Ti West best films. He does a great job making it look very authentic to the 80s, and the last half is one hell of a heartbreak. Recommended.

    One of Ti West best films. He does a great job making it look very authentic to the 80s, and the last half is one hell of a heartbreak. Recommended.

  • Damien Black
    Oct 23, 2019

    Satanic cold and dark unholy black night in the middle of nowhere. Pentagram burns the mark of the devil into flesh with blood dripping red. Sacrifice on an alter of death.

    Satanic cold and dark unholy black night in the middle of nowhere. Pentagram burns the mark of the devil into flesh with blood dripping red. Sacrifice on an alter of death.

  • Oct 18, 2019

    'The House of the Devil' ratchets up the tension slowly and gives the viewer a tense yet enjoyable ride. This is visually quite the throwback which for me is the best part to the film. Writer and director Ti West manages to set the scene well. It's got a twilight zone vibe. The references to "mother" are a clear homage to another film that uses lighting and camera to reduce space. This feature is in no way Hitchcockian, but those lofty standards could be found in future West works. Final Score: 7.2/10

    'The House of the Devil' ratchets up the tension slowly and gives the viewer a tense yet enjoyable ride. This is visually quite the throwback which for me is the best part to the film. Writer and director Ti West manages to set the scene well. It's got a twilight zone vibe. The references to "mother" are a clear homage to another film that uses lighting and camera to reduce space. This feature is in no way Hitchcockian, but those lofty standards could be found in future West works. Final Score: 7.2/10

  • Oct 15, 2019

    Excellent execution of atmosphere, though the film makers expect the atmosphere to carry the film. As an audience you invest a lot of time into the movie with the expectation of a well executed pay off since the suspense is so well done, but the third reel has a disappointing pay off. This movie is a slow burn that burnt itself out for me.

    Excellent execution of atmosphere, though the film makers expect the atmosphere to carry the film. As an audience you invest a lot of time into the movie with the expectation of a well executed pay off since the suspense is so well done, but the third reel has a disappointing pay off. This movie is a slow burn that burnt itself out for me.

  • Oct 13, 2019

    A lost underrated gem.

    A lost underrated gem.

  • Oct 10, 2019

    This was one of the biggest flops I have ever seen. A boring horror movie is a sad, sad thing.

    This was one of the biggest flops I have ever seen. A boring horror movie is a sad, sad thing.

  • Oct 09, 2019

    Its dumb and waste of money.

    Its dumb and waste of money.

  • Sep 09, 2019

    This movie was really boring. Easily one of the worst "horror" films I've ever seen. I don't see why anyone would give this a good review. It takes almost 40 minutes to even get to the house, first of all. It's just a story about a college age young woman with no personality outside of her walkman. And boy does she really lose control of herself with her headphones on, what a joke. Once she finally does get to the house, it's just her snooping around the place for another 45 minutes. Basically the movie was about the most boring cute girl looking around someone else's house. The entirety of the film could have comprised about 8 minutes worth of a youtube video. Nothing even remotely interesting happens until 12 minutes or so from the credits, and even that was poorly done. Seeing the ratings of this movie has officially turned me off of ever trusting reviews again. Not scary, not thrilling, barely even a movie, devoid of any significant personality or style. Pass on this. Don't even bother starting it.If you do watch it, just skip to the last 20 minutes because literally nothing remotely interesting or important happens before that point. Unless you want to see a screening of a woman pouting, eating, pouting, snooping, and just wandering around aimlessly. I actually signed up on here just to give this movie a review it deserved. If I could give it 0 stars, i would, because that's what it deserves. Cow farts are scarier than this movie.

    This movie was really boring. Easily one of the worst "horror" films I've ever seen. I don't see why anyone would give this a good review. It takes almost 40 minutes to even get to the house, first of all. It's just a story about a college age young woman with no personality outside of her walkman. And boy does she really lose control of herself with her headphones on, what a joke. Once she finally does get to the house, it's just her snooping around the place for another 45 minutes. Basically the movie was about the most boring cute girl looking around someone else's house. The entirety of the film could have comprised about 8 minutes worth of a youtube video. Nothing even remotely interesting happens until 12 minutes or so from the credits, and even that was poorly done. Seeing the ratings of this movie has officially turned me off of ever trusting reviews again. Not scary, not thrilling, barely even a movie, devoid of any significant personality or style. Pass on this. Don't even bother starting it.If you do watch it, just skip to the last 20 minutes because literally nothing remotely interesting or important happens before that point. Unless you want to see a screening of a woman pouting, eating, pouting, snooping, and just wandering around aimlessly. I actually signed up on here just to give this movie a review it deserved. If I could give it 0 stars, i would, because that's what it deserves. Cow farts are scarier than this movie.