History Film / TheHouseOfTheDevil

12th Oct '17 10:14:34 PM Stellarvore
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* BeardOfEvil: Victor Ulman has a beard and is part of his family's cult.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is heard playing early on in the movie, with a lot of emphasis on "Glory to the newborn king". [[spoiler:Considering that the cult's goal is to impregnate Samantha with TheAntichrist, this is all too fitting.]]
%%* HollywoodSatanism
* JumpScare: Victor Ulman's introduction. [[BoomHeadShot What he does later]] is an even bigger one.

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is heard playing early on in the movie, with a lot of emphasis on "Glory to the newborn king".king"[[labelnote:note]]Or at least its corresponding instrumental, since it was played on a church bell[[/labelnote]]. [[spoiler:Considering that the cult's goal is to impregnate Samantha with TheAntichrist, this is all too fitting.]]
%%* HollywoodSatanism
* JumpScare: HollywoodSatanism: The cult in the movie are devil-worshipers who sacrifice people and [[spoiler:plan on conceiving the Antichrist.]]
* JumpScare:
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Victor Ulman's introduction. [[BoomHeadShot What he does later]] is an even bigger one.



%%* NightmareFace: The priestess.
%%* NothingIsScarier: Most of the film follows this.

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%%* * NightmareFace: The priestess.
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priestess has a horrible, demonic face. [[SchmuckBait Go ahead]], [[https://media.giphy.com/media/RxezwACOsgVLW/giphy.gif see for yourself]].
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NothingIsScarier: Most of the film follows this.this, not showing much of the threat imposed until the end.
12th Oct '17 9:46:51 PM Stellarvore
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%%* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Megan's death.]]

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%%* * BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler:Megan's death.[[spoiler:Megan is shot in the head by Victor, taking off most of her face.]]



%%* FauxAffablyEvil: Mrs. Ulman and Victor.

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%%* * FauxAffablyEvil: Mrs. Ulman and Victor. Victor act polite, but their kindness is much more feigned than that of Mr. Ulman.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is heard playing early on in the movie, with a lot of emphasis on "Glory to the newborn king". [[spoiler:Considering that the cult's goal is to impregnate Samantha with TheAntichrist, this is all too fitting.]]
28th Jul '17 10:39:19 AM xcountryguy
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* AffablyEvil - Mr. Ulman. From beginning to end, he never stops being civil and personable.
* TheAntichrist - [[spoiler: Implied to be the endgoal of the cult.]]

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* AffablyEvil - AffablyEvil: Mr. Ulman. From beginning to end, he never stops being civil and personable.
* TheAntichrist - [[spoiler: Implied TheAntichrist: [[spoiler:Implied to be the endgoal of the cult.]]



* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Megan's death.]]
* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler: Samantha shoots herself in the head in order to prevent the birth of TheAntichrist. It doesn't kill her.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Thanks to the Satanic ritual, Samantha is impregnated with (presumably) TheAntichrist. During her final showdown with Mr. Ulman, she shoots herself in the head to prevent the birth from happening. However, [[BungledSuicide it doesn't kill her]], and by the end of the film, she is comatose and still pregnant.]]

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* %%* BoomHeadshot: [[spoiler: Megan's [[spoiler:Megan's death.]]
* BungledSuicide: [[spoiler: Samantha [[spoiler:Samantha shoots herself in the head in order to prevent the birth of TheAntichrist. It doesn't kill her.]]
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Thanks [[spoiler:Thanks to the Satanic ritual, Samantha is impregnated with (presumably) TheAntichrist. During her final showdown with Mr. Ulman, she shoots herself in the head to prevent the birth from happening. However, [[BungledSuicide it doesn't kill her]], and by the end of the film, she is comatose and still pregnant.]]



* FauxAffablyEvil: Mrs. Ulman and Victor.
* HollywoodSatanism

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* %%* FauxAffablyEvil: Mrs. Ulman and Victor.
* %%* HollywoodSatanism



* NothingButHits - Three 80's singles are listened to by characters. "One Thing Leads To Another" by The Fixx is well-remembered enough to show up on many 80's hits compilations. On the other hand, "One Of Our Submarines" by Thomas Dolby and "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" by The Greg Kihn Band are a bit more obscure. All three of these songs were released within a few years of each other and would place the film around 1983 or so. And then the soundtrack also uses much more recent music by Gods Of Fire, which is just influenced by 80's metal enough to not stick out too much.
* NightmareFace - The priestess.
* NothingIsScarier - Most of the film follows this.

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* NothingButHits - NothingButHits: Three 80's singles are listened to by characters. "One Thing Leads To Another" by The Fixx is well-remembered enough to show up on many 80's hits compilations. On the other hand, "One Of Our Submarines" by Thomas Dolby and "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)" by The Greg Kihn Band are a bit more obscure. All three of these songs were released within a few years of each other and would place the film around 1983 or so. And then the soundtrack also uses much more recent music by Gods Of Fire, which is just influenced by 80's metal enough to not stick out too much.
* NightmareFace - %%* NightmareFace: The priestess.
* NothingIsScarier - %%* NothingIsScarier: Most of the film follows this.



* ReligiousHorror
* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler: Victor Ulman.]]

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* %%* ReligiousHorror
* SlashedThroat: [[spoiler: Victor [[spoiler:Victor Ulman.]]



* WhamLine - "You're not the babysitter?" (It makes sense in context)
** We will take care of you. [[spoiler: Both of you.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of [[spoiler: Mr. Ulman]] and what exactly happened between [[spoiler: Samantha shooting herself and the final scene in the hospital]] is never elaborated on.
** [[spoiler: He likely died from getting stabbed in the stomach. He was shown leaking copious amount of blood.]]

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* WhamLine - WhamLine: "You're not the babysitter?" (It makes sense in context)
babysitter?"
** We will take care of you. [[spoiler: Both [[spoiler:Both of you.]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The fate of [[spoiler: Mr. [[spoiler:Mr. Ulman]] and what exactly happened between [[spoiler: Samantha [[spoiler:Samantha shooting herself and the final scene in the hospital]] is never elaborated on.
** [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He likely died from getting stabbed in the stomach. He was shown leaking copious amount of blood.]]
3rd Feb '17 6:21:17 PM Mdumas43073
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In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret. The film is notable for its convincing {{retraux}} evocation of old '80s {{slasher movie}}s.

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In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret. The film is notable for its convincing {{retraux}} evocation of old '70s and '80s {{slasher movie}}s.
horror movies.
3rd Feb '17 6:20:09 PM Mdumas43073
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''The House of the Devil'' is a horror film directed by Ti West.

In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret. The film is notable for being a {{retraux}} of old 70s and 80s horror films.

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''The House of the Devil'' is a 2009 horror film directed by Ti West.

West and starring Jocelin Donahue.

In the 1980s, college student Samantha Hughes takes a strange babysitting job that coincides with a full lunar eclipse. She slowly realizes her clients harbor a terrifying secret. The film is notable for being a its convincing {{retraux}} evocation of old 70s and 80s horror films.
'80s {{slasher movie}}s.
13th Dec '16 9:29:30 AM Tyrannosauruses
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* PlotHole: Why did the Satanists need to pretend to leave and then wait around for hours to [[spoiler: perform the ritual to impregnate Samantha]] when she was in the house right where they wanted her the entire time?
9th Dec '16 11:31:52 AM Xtifr
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'''''The House of the Devil''''' is a horror film directed by Ti West.

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'''''The ''The House of the Devil''''' Devil'' is a horror film directed by Ti West.
6th Dec '15 1:00:20 PM Morgenthaler
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** Maybe because the ritual could be performed only when the eclipse was total.
*** [[spoiler: Considering she managed to fight all of them off, killing two and severly wounding one, it's kind of justified that they waited until she had eaten the drugged pizza.]]
6th Dec '15 12:59:52 PM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy - Megan smells a rat from the beginning and urges Samantha to turn the job down several times.
5th Oct '15 2:08:29 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* BigBad: Mr. Ulman is leading the cult.
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