It's getting to be that time of year, so I took the liberty of starting the month off right and indulging in "House of the Devil". Total throw-back to early 80s films when the obsession with satanic cults peaked—but it's done really well. In no way is this movie is gimmicky. The nods to style and cinematography are brilliant, not to mention the plot; The horror doesn't rear it's head until near the end, which is not unlike other classics actually. See: "The Exorcist" or "The Shining" (I'm seeing a pattern here: "The...") When you've seen just about all of them, it's nice to know that someone is making movies right like they did in '81.