It is no secret that House Of The Devil is one of my favorite movies. I still remember the first night I sat down late one night to watch it, back when I still received dvd’s from Netflix. I didn’t realize what I was getting myself into since I knew very little going in. Right off the bat I was really taken with it and impressed with how well it achieved its late 70’s, early 80’s aesthetic. I loved how Ti West stated he was just trying to make a period piece so it felt right to shoot it as if it was from that time period as well. It made all the difference in the world. It was a creepy and classy film that is anchored by Jocelin Donahue’s wonderful performance as Samantha Hughes. My favorite testament to the film’s effectiveness is how I brought it to my brother’s to show him the film and when it was done he said “That was good, I don’t remember that movie (from the 80’s)” and THAT is when I told him it was made just the year prior. He was stunned. Since then I try to let everyone I show it to think it is an old film before revealing afterwards it is from 2009. It has worked everytime.