Jun 13, 2010
William Bibbiani (of Geekscape, Crave Online and the California Literary Review) drops by to discuss Ti West's classy love letter to 80s' Horror, "The House Of The Devil". In the film, Jocelin Donahue plays bright and affable college student, Samantha Hughes. Sam is about to move into a new place and truly be on her own. Looking to make some extra money to achieve this dream, she takes a last minute job as a Babysitter. Once she's alone in this big, quiet house, her naive curiosity begins to uncover odd clues surrounding her employers, who may have unsettling future plans for the young girl. And it all has something to do with an ominous, lunar eclipse.
Please join William and I for our commentary as we talk about classic horror versus modern tropes of the genre, the slow burn, maintaining point of view, establishing mood and the importance of the likable protagonist. Remember to listen for the preemptive countdown before starting the movie on your DVD.