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How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. Never before available on home video in the United States, it’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years.

Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone — no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to House.

New York Times

Hausu seems born out of restlessness and contempt for the status quo; it’s one of those movies that doubles as a piece of film criticism, intent on exposing and exploding all the tiresome clichés that commercial cinema constantly recycles.

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Genre
ComedyHorror
Runtime 88 minutes
Rated 14A
Directed By Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Starring Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ôba
Language Japanese With English Subtitles
Country
Japan

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