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Repeat the following name after me three times: Ti West. Ti West. Ti West. Pray that Hollywood doesn’t tuck him into its throbbing succubus and then wring his brilliance out into its rancid, gold spittoon gifted by Dubai. With The House of the Devil, one of the most gorgeous, sexy, and vital horror films in recent memory, the 29-year-old writer/director has bowled me over. I haven’t been this excited by an independent film from a new, uncompromising voice in modern cinema since Jody Hill‘s The Foot Fist Way. If you follow my work at /Film, oh shit, you know what that means: I might proceed to drive my unwieldy love-cart off a cliff that is this oncoming jump…so if you choose not to follow, I’ll leave you with an echo. “Take those greedy scumbags at Platinum Dunes hostage, tie them up at the bottom of a Lake and force them to watch THOTD a million times…Happy Halloween.” The pool will be good for Mr. Devin. This is the best horror film of 2009.

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These days, we find any stylish throwback poster for a genre movie refreshing. Mondo Tees can’t create them all. So, when the following poster reached our inbox, it was a nice surprise. What’s more, the poster is for a new horror flick that’s projected a nice dark stream of buzz online. Entitled The House of the Devil, it was recently acquired by the tastemakers at Magnet/Magnolia, responsible for the domestic release of Timecrimes and the upcoming Bronson, both /Film-approved. Judging by the trailer below, the film could be a sweet modern companion to The People Under the Stairs and ’80s crazed-righteous-caretakers horror.

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