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.
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Published on October 28, 2013