hotdShout at the Devil: House of the Devil (Ti West, 2009). Buy Tickets.

In this 2009 interview on Cinema Blend, Ti West (writer/director of House of the Devil) talks about the house, the clothing, and the devil along with stars Greta Gerwig and Tom Noonan.

The house is a prominent figure in the film. What was the process like choosing the home to use?
West: Yeah, the location is really a testament I think mostly to Jade Healy, the production designer, because the house is not very secluded. It’s not actually secluded at all and the interior doesn’t look anything – it might as well look like this room. Like, it doesn’t look anything like it does in the movie. We completely – and the reason it took so long to pick that house was because I was like ‘Well the outside’s cool but it’s not secluded and the inside is like a super bummer’ so it would be so much work to redo it and we should try to make life easier. But, as with everything, you just always choose the hardest battles. So, you know, we went in there and Jade gutted everything and redid everything but she’s terrific. I feel like when you watch the movie the interior of the house looks like we just walked in there and started shooting and it couldn’t be further from the truth. 

Read the whole interview here.