Our night of horror classics screened on VHS comes to a close with an incredibly rare screening of Ti West’s 80s throwback House Of The Devil on the format it was destined for, courtesy of Cigarette Burns.
Set in the VHS format appropriate 1983, financially struggling college student Samantha Hughes who takes a babysitting job in a remote mansion with her good friend Megan (Tyneside fave Greta Gerwig). She’s desperate for money and the pay is good, but something feels wrong, and Samantha quickly realizes that the girls are trapped. As a lunar eclipse darkens the night sky, Samantha finds that her employers (including the tooth fairy himself Tom Noonan) don’t have a baby at all, and have something truly terrifying in store for them.
Ignoring the clichés of contemporary horror House Of The Devil is a mega tense slow building homage the proper fright flicks of VHS’s golden age.
If you make it out alive, be kind, rewind.
Running Time: 1hr 31mins
BBFC Advice: 18
Director(s): Ti West
Country of Origin: USA
Year of release: 2009
This is part of the The Great Tyneside Cinema Halloween All-Nighter 2018 seasonSee all