If this past weekend's box office was any indication horror fan's appetites might be changing. The type of films that fans have been gravitating towards over the last few years, the so-called "torture porn" genre, was well represented this past weekend with Saw VI but fans chose to see the The Blair Witch Project-style movie Paranormal Activity instead, which goes more for scares than gore. This could be a good sign for director Ti West whose new film The House of the Devil, which opens in theaters on October 30th, is a throwback to classic horror films like Halloween and When A Stranger Calls, and should give real horror fans a run for their money this Halloween season. We had a chance to speak with director Ti West and his leading actress, Jocelin Donahue, about their new film and the fate of Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever. To watch our exclusive interview click on the video clip below.
Sam (Donahue) is a pretty college sophomore, so desperate to earn some cash for a deposit on an apartment that she accepts a babysitting job even after she finds out there is no baby. Mr. and Mrs. Ulman (cult actors Tom Noonan and Mary Woronov) are the older couple that lures Sam out to their creepy Victorian mansion deep in the woods, just in time for a total lunar eclipse. Megan is Sam's best friend, who gives her a ride out to the house, and reluctantly leaves her there despite suspecting that something is amiss. While, Victor at first seems to be just a creepy guy lurking around the house, but quickly makes it clear that Sam will end this night in a bloody fight for her life. Also starring Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, Greta Gerwig, AJ Bowen and Dee Wallace and directed by Ti West, The House of the Devil opens in theaters on October 30th.