Box art for House of the Devil

House of the Devil

  • Rated R

independent, special interest


A cash-strapped co-ed's babysitting job turns into a deadly nightmare.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    86%
  • Audience Score
    62%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Imagine a bad Ken Loach film invaded by monsters from a George A. Romero movie that's run out of cash, and you've already visualised a movie better than this one.

- Christopher Tookey, Daily Mail [UK], Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: West avoids clich and cheesiness with wise casting choices. Donahue's naturalistic performance is as persuasive as the subtly sinister portrayals by Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fresh:

- Dave White, Movies.com, Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Audience Reviews

3 stars

I dont really care to much for movies about Satanism but House Of The Devil was good & creepy.I LOVED that It had a total 80s style horror flick to it & I hope there will be more movies done the same way.Maybe even some comedys?

- dukeakasmudge, Wednesday, October 20, 2010

4 stars

Good horror movie with lots of suspense. Played out well and its 80's setting is very realistic. It genuinely feels like a lost 80's horror movie. Good acting and very creepy.

- stuartb1234, Monday, October 11, 2010

3 stars

Knowingly titled with a covetous eye on the shelf space between Houses ...by the Cemetery and ...on the Edge of the Park in your horror library; opening credits in a vintage font that could have been lifted from any John Carpenter movie of the period; a supporting cast that includes Dee Wallace (The Howling, Cujo), Mary Woronov (Night of the Comet) and Tom Noonan (The Monster Squad). The House of the Devil recreates the look and feel of the low budget Eighties horror movie so meticulously, one wonders afterwards whether or not the risibility of the climax was also intentional. Oh well, if it ultimately fails to deliver the goods, this is still a nicely paced and well acted piece of horror nostalgia.

- harrycaul, Friday, September 17, 2010