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The House of the Devil Review

Movies.com Critics

4.5

Dave White Profile

Satan: still terrifying, it turns out. Read full review

4.0

Jen Yamato Profile

Scarier than legwarmers and acid-washed jeans! Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 4.0
    73

    out of 100

    Metascore®
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    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    This is the perfect illustration of the banality of most scare movies.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The result can be palpably unnerving.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    The film may provide an introduction for some audience members to the Hitchcockian definition of suspense: It's the anticipation, not the happening, that's the fun.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    There's wit but never a wink in this smartly shot production, which pays homage to the 1980s without fetishizing the era.

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  • 88

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    It is a fine little old-school thriller.

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