THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL w/ Ti West
Fantastic Fest and Austin Film Society Present: Ti West’s Fantastic Fest Hangover
Fantastic Fest will be hosting exciting young horror filmmaker Ti West and his film THE INNKEEPERS for a special encore screening (after its World Premiere earlier this year at SXSW). After the festival, Austin Film Society and Fantastic Fest have asked him to stay and present a selection of his oeuvre to help ease the withdrawals the town feels from the week-long genre jamboree (and to give those non-badgeholders a chance to see some awesome horror movies). West will be presenting his first feature, THE ROOST, as well as THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL and his recent ghost story, THE INNKEEPERS. The director will be at each screening and will also be the guest at an AFS moviemaker dialogue on 10/1.
Ti West’s THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL very well may be the greatest horror film of the last decade. The film is a slow-burning occult shocker, plotted with an emphasis on suspense and shot to recreate the glory days of ‘80s horror. Where some throwback films feel plastic and phony (and, at their worst, self-parodying), THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL hits the nail firmly on the head – it works. West’s script and direction operate together to bring the characters to a boil, resulting in a third act that will paralyze you. Starring Jocelin Donahue, Tom Noonan, Mary Woronov, AJ Bowen, and a beautiful Greta Gerwig just before she started to make it in Hollywood (in hip huggers!). An official selection at Fantastic Fest 2009. (Daniel)