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The House of the Devil is a 2009 horror film written, directed, and edited by Ti West, starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, and Mary Woronov. It combines elements of both the slasher film and haunted house subgenres while using the "satanic panic" of the 1980s as a central plot element. The film attempts to recreate the style of horror films from the 1970s and 1980s, using similar filming techniques and film technology as those which were used during the era. Unlike other films made in the 1990s and 2000s that attempted to revive the horror genre (for instance, the Scream films), the film does not use satire or irony to convey the story, but plays it straight in order to be as true as possible to the style of the decade's horror films.[
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Genre:  Horror
Release Date:  October 30, 2009
Runtime:  95 min
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review by . October 02, 2011
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**** out of ****     The 80's was - whether you liked the decade or not - the golden age of modernized horror. It was then that we got "classics" such as "Friday the 13th" and "A Nightmare on Elm Street" (although that one can be called a classic without the hint of sarcasm in the parenthesis). It was a time that influenced many modern horror filmmakers; among the notable examples of those influenced being Eli Roth and the independent filmmaker Ti West. I imagine there are two …
review by . November 29, 2009
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3 ½ Stars: A Throwback to 80's HORROR Films!
   Written, directed and edited by Ti West, “The House of the Devil” is a 2009 horror film that mixes in ‘slasher’ elements, haunted house features and uses the “satanic cult” as its central plot element. It is a throwback horror movie that uses the film techniques, style and the look of the bygone era of the 80’s. West’s creation keeps it straight and simple, to keep it true to the 1980’s genre of horror films. “The House of …
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