If you follow my blog you know I’m all about those precious independent small budget gems.
This movie takes place during the 70s and it does a good job capturing the feeling from that era, which surely will bring some nostalgia for some people.
This movie does not rely on scare jumps, The House of the Devil is all about suspense, tension, and menacing atmosphere. You don’t fear what you are seeing, you fear what will come. It’s all about anticipation.
The plot is super simple and the action burns very slowly throughout most of the movie, leaving you enough time to sit back and delight with the production quality. Shots are meticulously well framed and the lighting is beautifully sinister. Jocelin Donahue is pretty good too, and we get a ton of alone time with her character. Overall it is well produced and directed.
The House of the Devil is a low budget movie that puts most Hollywood horror “blockbusters” to shame.