House of the Devil (2009)

Written and directed by Ti West.  Starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen, Mary Woronov and Dee Wallace.

Plot: while babysitting in the 1980’s, a young woman finds out that her employers have some dark secrets.


It of course says “based on truth” which we hate, but we gave it a chance and did enjoy it mostly.

The movie follows Samantha (Donahue) as she gets a babysitting job because her friend, Megan (Gerwig), ripped down all the other numbers from the college campus they were hanging up on.  When Samantha arrives at the house however, Mr. Ulman (Noonan) tells her that the job isn’t about watching a child, but rather it’s for watching his elderly mother-in-law.  At first, she wants to leave, but when he offers to triple her salary, she decides to stay.  Now here’s where we say, “fuck that”.  There’s no way we’re staying in that big, horrific looking house with an old woman.  So, it would not be us.  Which we’re cool with.  LOL

The movie is paced very quickly for a movie about a babysitter alone in a over-sized house.  It was original-ish.  They had a good cast, spectacular effects and very effective direction.  However, there were no boobs and no Freddy Claws because Megan told her to leave and she didn’t.  Also, DJ didn’t love the ending, but he did like the rest of it well enough.  Samantha was a fighter and that was nice to see.  We recommend this movie to almost anyone.

My score: 64.  DJ’s score: 55.

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