New Viral Ad: The House of the Devil — Looking for a Babysitter

The good folks over at Dark Sky Films sure know how to flex their creative marketing! Keen-eyed readers of the Village Voice are sure to run across a very suspicious “Babysitter Wanted” ad! Does anyone out there have the guts to call the number and apply? We DARE you to!

Look for Ti West’s retro thriller The House of the Devil on DVD, Blu-ray, and yes, VHS! on February 2nd, 2010! Order your copy below!

Sam (Donahue) is a pretty college sophomore, so desperate to earn some cash for a deposit on an apartment that she accepts a babysitting job even after she finds out there is no baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ulman (Noonan and Woronov) are the older couple who lure Sam out to their creaky Victorian mansion deep in the woods, just in time for a total lunar eclipse. Megan (Gerwig) is Sam’s best friend, who gives her a ride out to the house and reluctantly leaves her there despite suspecting that something is amiss. Victor (Bowen) at first seems like just a creepy guy lurking around the house but quickly makes it clear that Sam will end this night in a bloody fight for her life…

New Viral Ad: The House of the Devil -- Looking for a Babysitter

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  • Big_Bad_Wolf

    They’re selling DVD/VHS bundle packs on Amazon.com!

    • FilmCritic3000

      I just preordered this at Amazon. Dark Sky’s really doing a phenomenal job recalling the era of early home video releases, and I can’t wait to see the film. Man, the video store shelves were STOCKED with cases like that. Hell, I remember when I was an assistant manager at Movie Gallery in 2000; we still had a ton of those old school movies, clamshell and all (among the titles were the Alice Cooper flick “Monster Dog”, “Yellow Hair & The Fortress of Gold” and “Redneck County” (which came in a vastly oversized VHS box that looked like you needed an algorithm to open it).

  • Vermithrax

    I just randomly put that number up on my facebook not explaining it one bit. I’m due for some major “WTFs” any minute now, mwaHAHAHA.

  • Masked Slasher

    Everything about this fucking movie is awesome. Everything.

  • arandomthought

    that was pretty cool.

    • The Woman In Black

      I called it too — When he said “Hello?”, I about jumped out of my seat! Creepy!

      • arandomthought

        same. It was fun though