'House of the Devil' Announced for Screamfest LA   

September 8, 2009 Rachel Belofsky, founder of the annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival, announced that Ti West’s film THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL, from Magnet Releasing, will be this year’s centerpiece film at Screamfest in the prestigious Grauman’s Theatre on October 21st.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL was written, directed and edited by Ti West and produced by Josh Braun, Roger Kass, Larry Fessenden, and Peter Phok. The 9th annual festival will be held October 16th-25th at the Mann Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, California.

THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL is a satanic thriller set in the 1980s starring Jocelin Donahue (JT Petty’s forthcoming THE BURROWERS), indie ingénue Greta Gerwig (HANNAH TAKES THE STAIRS, BAGHEAD), Tom Noonan (SNOW ANGELS, MANHUNTER), Mary Woronov (EATING RAOUL, THE DEVIL’S REJECTS), AJ Bowen (THE SIGNAL) and Dee Wallace (E.T., Rob Zombie’s HALLOWEEN).

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 Noonan and Woronov) are the older couple who lure Sam out to their creeky Victorian mansion deep in the woods, just in time for a total lunar eclipse. Megan (Gerwig) 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. Victor (Bowen) at first seems like 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....

Matt Cowal, VP of Publicity and Marketing for Magnolia/Magnet said, “Screamfest is the perfect place for a smart horror film like THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL. It was a great launching pad for our film SPLINTER which we released at the same time last year, and we’re thrilled to be back.”

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