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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 188.146.61.3
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:08 am:   

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/filmreviews/7474005/The-House-of-the-Dev il-review.html
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 195.93.21.74
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 10:32 am:   

Philip French is pretty favourable towards it too, Frank.
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 188.146.118.6
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 03:52 pm:   

Ramsey - have you not seen it yet?
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Craig (Craig)
Username: Craig

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.4.232.44
Posted on Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 04:48 pm:   

...aaaaah yes! I remember seeing trailers for this a while back! I wonder why it's taken so long to be released?... (though it had an extremely limited U.S. run)... Will be looking for this on dvd.
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Ramsey Campbell (Ramsey)
Username: Ramsey

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 195.93.21.74
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 09:03 am:   

It isn't here yet, Frank.
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Frank (Frank)
Username: Frank

Registered: 09-2008
Posted From: 188.146.23.15
Posted on Monday, March 22, 2010 - 01:19 pm:   

Ramsey - jumping ahead of myself. Personally, I can't wait to see it.
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Richard_gavin (Richard_gavin)
Username: Richard_gavin

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 65.110.174.71
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:12 am:   

It's quite good. While there's a glut of modern filmmakers trying to recapture the "heyday" of late-'70s/early-'80s Horror, House of the Devil is one of the few films that gets it right.
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Chris_morris (Chris_morris)
Username: Chris_morris

Registered: 04-2008
Posted From: 98.220.97.79
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 05:26 am:   

(Minor spoilers)

It's set in the mid-80s, but the feel is pure 70s. A pretty good movie, all told, and made with considerable care. Clearly the director understands Hitchcock's rules for suspense. It's a pity, however, that the filmmakers so cunningly subverted my expectations only to deliver me to the stalwart 70s cliches of hooded robes and crimson pentagrams. Better than an episode of KOLCHAK: THE NIGHT STALKER, but only just.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.131.109.189
Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 04:07 pm:   

It's available at my local market, sealed, new and not a pirate, for 3. In fact I've seen so many recent dvd and box set telly things there lately I'm suspecting local chavs are nicking them from the nearby asda and selling them to him... :-(
The remark there of 'it's quite good' made me rush to buy it.
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Zed (Gary_mc)
Username: Gary_mc

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 81.96.240.106
Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 - 10:12 pm:   

I loved the first hour, the devily stuff went astray, but it was saved by a killer ending.
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Tony (Tony)
Username: Tony

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.148.248.101
Posted on Saturday, May 22, 2010 - 07:19 pm:   

Sigh. Great ambience, great 'look' and 'sound', pity about the storytelling. It was like the episode of Emmerdale where Jack Sugden was waiting to hear about a tractor sale at the beginning then spent twenty five minutes making and eating a sandwich on his own, then going off to go to the market at the very end only to find his jeep had had a puncture and he couldn't. It was actually exactly as exciting as that, if not a teensy bit less.

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