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MIDNIGHT

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

Directed by Ti West
FEATURE NARRATIVE 93 Minutes World Premiere
FILM GUIDE THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

All the more shocking for being "based on true unexplained events," this suspenseful horror flick eschews the cheap scares of today's dime-a-dozen gore fests for the retro school of slow-burn terror. Set in the 1980s, The House of the Devil centers on cute college girl Samantha (Jocelin Donahue), who responds to an ad for a babysitter to land some quick cash for a new apartment. Her skeptical pal Megan (the charming Greta Gerwig) drives her deep into the woods and deposits her at a big, creaky Victorian house lorded over by a creepy old couple with big plans to celebrate the night's rare lunar eclipse. Desperate for the money, Samantha agrees to stay even after she finds out there's no baby….

Writer/director Ti West (The Roost) steeps House in an early '80s atmosphere, wisely avoiding kitsch and forgoing gloss for a cool, vintage look. Donahue, a talented newcomer and ringer for a young Jacqueline Bisset, admirably carries the film under West's assured direction. Her naïve likability, with hints of ballsiness, comes in handy when she finally discovers Mr. and Mrs. Creepy's (the delectably fiendish Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov) ominous plans for her.

Horror, Thriller
About the Director(s)

Ti West (b. 1980) studied film production at the prestigious School of Visual Arts in New York City. Acclaimed filmmaker and teacher Kelly Reichardt introduced him to underground horror icon Larry Fessenden, who took an immediate interest in West's student films. In 2005, Fessenden produced West's first feature, The Roost. In 2006 West and Fessenden reteamed to produce Trigger Man, which was acquired by art-house label Kino International. West will next continue Eli Roth's successful Cabin Fever franchise with Cabin Fever 2.


Film Info
  • Section:
    Midnight
  • Year:
    2009
  • Length:
    93 minutes
  • Language:
    English
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    World
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Primary Cast:
    Jocelin Donahue, Greta Gerwig, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, AJ Bowen, Dee Wallace
  • Director:
    Ti West
  • Screenwriter:
    Ti West
  • Producers:
    Peter Phok, Larry Fessenden, Josh Braun, Roger Kass
  • Sound Design:
    Graham Reznick
  • Composer:
    Jeff Grace
  • Director of Photography:
    Eliot Rockett
  • Production Designer:
    Jade Healy

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Peter Phok
    Glass Eye Pix, Inc
    18 Bridge Street, #2G New York, NY 11201
    Phone: 516 857 7555
    peterphok@hotmail.com
  • Press Contact
    Ti West
    Phone: 302 373 8033
    tiwestfilms@aol.com
  • Director's Manager
    John Norris
    1041 North Formosa Avenue, ste 111/113SME Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Phone: 323 332 7316
    john@artistsanddirectors.com
  • Manager
    John Norris
    1041 North Formosa Avenue, ste 111/113SME Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Phone: 323 332 7316
    john@artistsanddirectors.com
  • Main Contact
    Roger Kass
    Ring the Jing Entertainment
    c/o 41 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor New York, NY 10010
    Phone: (646) 290 5988
    rkass10101@gmail.com
  • Main Contact
    Greg Newman
    SVP, Marketing & Acquisitions
    MPI Media Group
    16101 S. 108th Ave. Orland Park, IL 60467
    Phone: P: (708) 873-3103
    E: gnewman@mpimedia.com
  • Print Source
    Peter Phok
    Glass Eye Pix, Inc
    18 Bridge Street, #2G New York, NY 11201
    Phone: 516 857 7555
    peterphok@hotmail.com
  • Press Contact
    Ti West
    Phone: 302 373 8033
    tiwestfilms@aol.com
  • Director's Manager
    John Norris
    1041 North Formosa Avenue, ste 111/113SME Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Phone: 323 332 7316
    john@artistsanddirectors.com
  • Manager
    John Norris
    1041 North Formosa Avenue, ste 111/113SME Los Angeles, CA 90046
    Phone: 323 332 7316
    john@artistsanddirectors.com
  • Main Contact
    Roger Kass
    Ring the Jing Entertainment
    c/o 41 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor New York, NY 10010
    Phone: (646) 290 5988
    rkass10101@gmail.com
  • Main Contact
    Greg Newman
    SVP, Marketing & Acquisitions
    MPI Media Group
    16101 S. 108th Ave. Orland Park, IL 60467
    Phone: P: (708) 873-3103
    E: gnewman@mpimedia.com

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