Neil Kellerhouse on The House of the Devil’s Arty, Retro Posters


Halloween's a memory, but Ti West’s The House of the Devil — which David Edelstein, writing on The Projectionist, recommends as an "ode to seventies gothic, female-oriented horror films in which less is more" — keeps chugging away at the Angelika. In August, Vulture debuted the movie's pitch-perfect first poster; recently, Magnolia Pictures released four more web-only posters, all designed by Kellerhouse, Inc.’s Neil Kellerhouse. Best known for design work on lavish boxed sets for the Criterion Collection and the films of Steven Soderbergh, the small design house has become a go-to firm for the lost art of thoughtful, sometimes challenging poster work. “You could have a whole career in horror [design work],” Kellerhouse told us from his studio in Los Angeles. It’s a really unique genre. People are fanatical, they really know their stuff.” Read what he had to say about the inspiration behind the five House of the Devil posters.