From the Vault: The House of the Devil

From The Vault is a feature exclusive to The Cinephiles “Month of Horror.”  It will serve to shine a spotlight on some of the newer horror films that have flown under the radar.

Building tension is an art form I fear the horror genre doesn’t have much use for anymore.  A killer’s strike can be startling for sure, but waiting for the killer to strike can be excruciating.  This tension has been replaced with special FX, forcing me to reiterate the old, “just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” rule.  I am not entirely sure who made up that rule, but it was probably somebody’s mother.  If there is one area The House of the Devil excels in, it’s taking that rule to heart.

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