THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL is a unique horror film because it was made in 2009 but it was made to intentionally resemble the horror films from the 1970s and 1980s. The film also includes opening text claiming it was based on true events similar to other films of that era such as The Amityville Horror or The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The "satanic panic" of the 1980s is also used in an effective manner in this film.
I received THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL as a gift. I had heard of the movie but I had never seen it; really did not know anything at all about the film. I was working a lot of mandatory overtime so I had to wait to watch the film. Work demands calmed down weeks later and I watched the film. THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL is very well done. It does a great job of recreating the look and feel of the slasher and haunted house movies of that time. Definitely recommended.