Out on DVD is one of my top ten favorite movies of last year: The House Of The Devil. This deliciously demonic tale by the talented director Ti West (Trigger Man), set in the 1980s, is about a pretty college girl named Samantha (Jocelin Donahue) who unwisely accepts a "babysitting" job at a spooky house in the country harboring many satanic secrets. She should have seen it coming based on the two weirdos who hire her, the skull-faced and looming Tom Noonan and the sardonically menacing Mary Woranov. West subverts the horror genre film playfully by insidiously setting up the mood and letting it eerily and slowly play out before slamming home with a fiendish finale. Tracking shots of Samantha wandering through this weird house with strange noises coming from behind closed doors keeps you marvelously unnerved and unsettled. For a promo they sent out the movie on VHS in the old big box format which made me crazy because the movie is such a perfect time machine back to those satanic drive-in favorites. The DVD has commentary with the director and star as well as behind the scenes footage and deleted scenes...