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The House of the Devil Details


A coed struggling to pay her rent ends up taking the wrong part-time job in writer-director Ti West's old-school 1980s-set horror flick, The House of the Devil. Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) is a sweet-natured and retiring young woman, unlike her rambunctious, loud, and self-assured best buddy, Megan (mumblecore stalwart Greta Gerwig). After moving into a new apartment, Samantha is desperate for a way to make a few more bucks. When Mr. Ulman (Tom Noonan) comes on campus looking for a babysitter, Samantha jumps at the opportunity. Once she convinces Megan to give her a ride to the creepy old Ulman house, Samantha learns that the job is not quite what was advertised. Ulman and his wife (Mary Woronov) don't even have a child. He tells Samantha that she just has to stay in the house with his elderly mother-in-law while he and the missus go out to celebrate the lunar eclipse. When she balks at the change of plans, he offers her more money. As the night goes on, it becomes clear that Samantha is a much bigger part of the Ulmans' plans for the evening than she would ever want to be. West established his genre credentials with low-budget cult favorites West (which also starred Noonan) and Noonan. The House of the Devil also stars A.J. Bowen and Dee Wallace. The movie had its world premiere in the Midnight section of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Josh Ralske, Rovi

  • Release date:October 30, 2009


Awarded by
Independent Spirit Awards Larry Fessenden Producers Award 2009 Nominee


Jocelin Donahue
as Sam
Greta Gerwig
as Megan
Tom Noonan
as Mr. Ulman
Mary Woronov
as Mrs. Ulman
A.J. Bowen
as Victor
Dee Wallace
as Landlady
Danielle Noe
as Mother
Heather Robb
as Heather
John Speredakos
as News Anchor
Mary McCann
as Woman Anchor
Brenda Cooney
as Nurse


Ti West
Josh Braun
Larry Fessenden
Peter Phok
Ti West
Eliot Rockett
Jeff Grace
Composer (Music Score)
Ti West
Jade Healy
Production Designer
Chris Trujillo
Art Director
Derek Curl
Badie Ali
Associate Producer
Hamza Ali
Associate Producer
Hamza Ali
Executive Producer
Malik B. Ali
Executive Producer
Badie Ali
Executive Producer
Peter Phok
Executive Producer
Robin Fitzgerald
Costume Designer
Graham Reznick
Sound/Sound Designer
Zeke Dunn
First Assistant Director
Lisa Fields
Derek Curl
Production Executive
Tony Vincent
Stunts Coordinator