Ti West has been pretty much the unofficial wunderkind of American horror since the arrival of The Roost a few years back - the kid with all the promise who was supposed to be the guy to watch going forward. Triggerman didn't do it for him and I doubt shooting a direct-to-video sequel to Cabin Fever is going to, either. But House of the Devil? House of the Devil just might. I had the chance to catch this one in a Berlin market screening and this is by far the best thing to come from West so far and I'd say also the very best of the recent output from Larry Fessenden's Glass Eye Pix. Casually evoking the 1980s era that it is set in without ever sliding into camp, House captures all the best elements of the low budget indie horror of that era with absolutely none of the waste. It's lean, effective film making and about to make its public debut at the Tribeca Film Festival next week.
In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret; they plan to use her in a satanic ritual.
Starring: Jocelin Donahue (THE BURROWERS), Greta Gerwig (BAGHEAD), Dee Wallace (ET, HALLOWEEN 2007),Tom Noonan (MANHUNTER) Mary Woronov (ROCK 'N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL, EATING RAOUL), A.J. Bowen (THE SIGNAL)
The poster art we're using here is temp, but the trailer you'll find below the break is not. It's just released and it's good stuff that sets the tone perfectly without spilling ANY of the major moments or secrets of the film.