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Devil House screamfest!

09.08.2009by: Jake Dee

Horror wunderkind Ti West, the writer and director of such genre fare as THE WICKED and THE ROOST (as well as the upcoming CABIN FEVER 2: SPRING FEVER) is back with his latest foray into the macabre.

He’s now dwelling in THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, a satanic thriller set in the 1980s starring Jocelin Donahue (JT Petty’s THE BURROWERS), indie ingénue Greta Gerwig (HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS, BAGHEAD), Tom Noonan (SNOW ANGELS, MANHUNTER), Mary Woronov (EATING RAOUL, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), AJ Bowen (THE SIGNAL) and Dee Wallace (E.T., Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN).

Not only that, THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL will serve as this years centerpiece at the 9th annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival in L.A., which runs from October 16-25. West’s film will be prominently featured with a mid-festival screening on October 21 at Mann’s Chinese Theaters in Hollywood

Synopsis: 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 (cult actors Noonan and Woronov) are the older couple who lure Sam out to their creeky 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....

HOUSE OF THE DEVIL will also be available On Demand starting October 1st. It will also make some limited theater rounds on October 30th before being available on DVD sometime in December.

Extra Tidbit: Despite playing a barrage of bit parts here and there, former Levi's model Jocelin Donahue (Above) is billed in her first lead role in THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL!
Source: Scream Fest



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