The House of the Devil Synopsis
A couple has sinister plans for a woman (Jocelin Donahue) during a lunar eclipse.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
It is a fine little old-school thriller.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's wit but never a wink in this smartly shot production, which pays homage to the 1980s without fetishizing the era.
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Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
West is far more adept at and interested in sustaining an unrelentingly ominous mood than in executing the genre-required spook shocks.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
This isn't just a good throwback satanic thriller - it looks as if it was made during the era of satanist paranoia.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The film may provide an introduction for some audience members to the Hitchcockian definition of suspense: It's the anticipation, not the...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
An almost fetishistic re-creation of a horror-suspense movie from around 1978.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Writer and director Ti West accesses all the hot buttons for fans of the genre in a manner that doesn't make fun of it (and its followers)...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Although the payoff is creepy, it takes a little too long to arrive -- and when it does, it's about as worn-out as the movie's title.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The result can be palpably unnerving.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This is the perfect illustration of the banality of most scare movies.
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Just what I was looking for

By redyeah
The whole movie feels like a throwback. It reminds me of the first time I saw those late 60s early seventies horror films. Such as The Omen and Rosemary's Baby. Just like those it has slow parts, but...

Five Word Review

By gacntrygrl27
boring slow funny disappointment cheap...

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By oc5awcupant
mediocre 70's italian horror attempt...


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Rated R | For bloody violence