Here at Dread Central we are big fans of both director Ti West and actor AJ Bowen. Well, actually in Bowen’s case we’re mainly fascinated with his beard, but anyway, to have them both working on one flick? That’s what we call good stuff! We’d go to Tribeca for this film alone!
“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…”
For a full list of this year’s features visit the official 2009 Tribeca Film Festival site.
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