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Contemporary Horror Auteur Film Series: The House of the Devil
May 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
| Stevenson, Room 150 | Free
During the 1980s, over 70% of American adults believed in the existence of abusive satanic cults.
A typically low key and intelligent horror film from Ti West, perhaps the most critically lauded of America’s rising generation of horror movie auteurs, The House of the Devil is a moody and evocative spin on the satanic cult sub-genre. In an attempt to raise money for a deposit on an apartment, Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) agrees to babysit for the Ulmans (Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov) on the night of a total lunar eclipse. After admitting that in fact they do not have a child but rather a grandmother who needs tending to, the Ulmans insist that the old woman not be disturbed and that Samantha really ought to order a pizza for dinner on their dime. True to form for West, what ought to scare you here might not be the Satanists but the pizza. Not to be missed!
For the remainder of the quarter, we will be showing films by contemporary horror film auteurs from France, Japan, and the United States each week. Same time, same place. All are welcome. Tell your family, invite your friends.
Sponsored (or at least turned a blind eye) by the Literature Department, and produced by the usual gang of aficionados. More informative flyers to follow weekly.