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11 Mumblegore Movies You Need to See 

HOUSE OF THE DEVIL

In this retro-style Satanist spook story set in the 1980s, our heroine (Jocelin Donahue) wears high-waisted pants and vintage sweaters to a creepy babysitting gig in a rural mini-mansion. Her best friend (Greta Gerwig) begs her not to go, but what harm can there be in making a quick buck watching an elderly lady during a lunar eclipse? Um, a lot.
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A generation of writers, directors, actors and producers — all in their early to mid 30s, all based in Los Angeles — found each other and together found their voice by making horror films. While a parallel class of young filmmakers on the East Coast found critical acclaim directing micro-budget mumblecore dramas, L.A.’s indie crew is carving a riskier path to lasting success with micro-budget cerebral chillers that eschew cheap kills and studio interference. Call it mumblegore.

Get more mumblegore knowledge with this full feature by Amy Nicholson: Meet the Smart Young Misfits Who Are Revolutionizing Indie Horror Movies
Published on October 28, 2013

Slideshows

  • Ladies Gunboat Society at Flores
    At Ladies Gunboat Society, the new operation out of the restaurant that used to be Flores on Sawtelle Boulevard, the Hoppin’ John is served as an appetizer or a small plate rather than a side, and the price is the stuff of comedy.
  • OK GO @ The Troubadour
    OK GO performed to a sold out Troubadour on Tuesday night. Their fourth studio album, Hungry Ghosts, is out soon. DC Myles Hendrik opened the night. All photos by Timothy Norris.
  • Emmy-Nominated Costumes on Display
    On Saturday, the Television Academy and FIDM Museum and Galleries kicked off the Eighth Annual exhibition of "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design" with an exclusive preview and reception party. 100 costumes are featured from over 20 shows representing the nominees of the 66th Emmy Awards. The free to the public exhibition is located downtown at FIDM and runs from today through Saturday, September 20th. All photos by Nanette Gonzales.

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