The House of the Devil (2012)
Director: Ti West
Main Stars: Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig
Storyline: A young teenager takes a job as a babysitter but it becomes more she bargained for.
Review (Spoils): Cute young Samantha lives with a horny sloppy roommate and finds a deal on a nice little place of her own. The problem is she needs money to afford the place so she and her friend Megan find a babysitting gig which she goes for. She meets the sinister Mr. Ulman which describes that the job is not to sit children but an elder woman. As freaky as it is Samantha agrees and the first night she gets freaked and learns that there is more the Ulman’s then meets the eye.
We have a haunting 70s feel film that involves some dark scenes, gun wound to the head, some pentagrams, some dead bodies, lots of blood, some demon evil looking people and a plot that ends before it begins.
The character build is great in the film and so is the 70s feel, it all works. Jocelin Donahue was awesome and I was pulled right into her character. She was easy on the eyes and you can feel for her as she wants to get out of a bad situation. The problem with the film is it builds so well that once the truth of it all starts to spill out they ran out of time and rushed it. This film could of been so much more and could of been a gem but instead rolled off the tracks.
Rating: When this film started and I was watching it I was like “ alright this going to be awesome” but once the cult was revealed it was all over. I was just sitting there going “what happened did I miss something?” It just ended plain and simple. Ti West come on this could have been a classic and now it just sits with the okay crowd.