Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The House of the Devil

There are a lot of great posters for this movie. Here's another one:

That one especially just transports me back to my childhood roaming the aisles of the video store, looking at horror movie covers and wishing I could see the movies (sometimes the movie cover was better than the movie itself). Horror movie covers were made to sell the movie back then, and this one is no exception. the movie is surprisingly good, though. It's a "take no prisoners" kind of movie. It builds slowly, getting you to know and like the main character, even while she's being stupid and you know something bad is going to happen to her. this movie doesn't waste time with long explanations either, you either buy what's going on or you don't, but you're not given much time to think about ti because you're kind of thrown into the horrifying situation just like the heroine is (and she's not stupid after all! She actually fights back and makes halfway intelligent decisions, which is something you can't say for most horror movie characters).

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