The House of the Devil

The House of the Devil ★★★★

Rewatching this in preparation for X and hopefully eventually Pearl. This is a weird film because the entire film has this build up where almost nothing happens. The first act has the set up at least, but practically nothing happens in the second act which hinders this from being a 5 star. It’s a shame bc it’s a nerve wracking first watch just waiting for something to happen but nothing happens… until you get to the third act where you’re just thrown in with no explanation as to what’s happening, you just have to witness it. It’s incredibly ballsy and honestly it surprisingly works?? Something like this shouldn’t work but it does, the only problem is that it doesn’t have rewatch value because it’s so simple. Still a highly effective and great horror film though.

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