Hausu (House) (1977)
A schoolgirl 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.
- Horror , Art House & International , Science Fiction & Fantasy , Comedy , Special Interest
- Directed By:
- Nobuhiko ďbayashi , Nobuhiko Ohbayashi
- Written By:
- Chigumi Obayashi , Chiho Katsura , Nobuhiko ďbayashi , Chico Katsura
- In Theaters:
- Sep 1, 1977 Wide
- On DVD:
- Oct 25, 2010
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Critic Reviews for Hausu (House)
The best thing in this wild assemblage of collage and cartoon and fairy tale is that the girls, when they're eaten, scream with glee as their cut-out body parts spin around the frame. It's cannibalism as the ultimate kiddie ride.
There's never a dull moment, though I certainly felt dulled by the time it was over.
Movies as original as this one don't come along very often, so grab it while you can.
It's not just a bombastically surreal movie, it's a frequently hilarious one
House suggests that the nitrous-oxide hyperdrive of Japanese pop culture-as vivid now as ever in entertainments like Takashi Miike's Yatterman, for instance-is a brilliantly imagined, if not in fact transcendental brand of therapy
Pushed the boundaries of the depiction of terror on screen and reveals the interest in the language of experimental filmmaking in genre and mainstream cinema of the time.
If you crashed a teenage girls' pyjama party after necking some bad acid, this is probably what it'd feel like.
Daffy and brilliant in equal measure, single-minded in its devotion to every wacko trick available to an analog director.
Takes its good, sweet time in getting to the ostensibly scary stuff. But you won't be bored.
Is it good? The question seems to miss the point. It's like nothing you've every seen...
compelling in its own right, even if it is impossible to take seriously as anything more than a delirious, envelope-pushing experiment
Really the Damndest Thing: a gleefully chaotic DayGlo haunted house movie (Sam Raimi has to have seen this) that suggests the Sid and Marty Krofft universe gone mental. Ok, mental-er.
It's about equal parts brilliant, baffling, ridiculous, and unwatchable.
That House was made at all is a minor miracle. That it has returned, to critical acclaim and a new generation of fans, is a major miracle. Truly, this is some kind of wonderful.
So Sam Raimi, Dario Argento, Russ Meyer and Roman Polanski all walk into a bar ...
While there's a dweeby midnight-movie inventiveness about the look of all this, there's also an awful lot to forgive artistically (or to drunkenly roll with, as the case may be).
Audience Reviews for Hausu (House)
Highly original and more than a little kitschy. Japanese horror, 70's style.
Group of school girls go to visit auntie of one of the girls and stay in her house. Cue freaky happenings and creepy cat.
Really is silly, but does it with flair.
How does one describe House to someone who has never seen it? Picture Sid & Marty Kroft - on acid - remaking Susperia - in Japan.More
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