Hausu (House) Reviews

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm
April 17, 2015
An assault of expressionistic techniques...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
February 6, 2015
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.
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V.A. Musetto
New York Post
February 6, 2015
Movies as original as this one don't come along very often, so grab it while you can.
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
February 6, 2015
For connoisseurs of the bizarre, House's revival is long overdue.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 23, 2014
It's not just a bombastically surreal movie, it's a frequently hilarious one
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 16, 2012
Bizarre ghost story.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
October 17, 2011
Gigglers and cultists, pony up.
Steve Dollar
Paste Magazine
October 17, 2011
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
Alex Fitch
Electric Sheep
October 17, 2011
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.
Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine
April 4, 2011
If you crashed a teenage girls' pyjama party after necking some bad acid, this is probably what it'd feel like.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
February 25, 2011
Daffy and brilliant in equal measure, single-minded in its devotion to every wacko trick available to an analog director.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
January 9, 2011
Takes its good, sweet time in getting to the ostensibly scary stuff. But you won't be bored.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Sean Axmaker
Parallax View
November 4, 2010
Is it good? The question seems to miss the point. It's like nothing you've every seen...
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
November 1, 2010
compelling in its own right, even if it is impossible to take seriously as anything more than a delirious, envelope-pushing experiment
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
August 6, 2010
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.
Chuck Bowen
Slant Magazine
July 7, 2010
It's about equal parts brilliant, baffling, ridiculous, and unwatchable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
May 21, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
May 19, 2010
So Sam Raimi, Dario Argento, Russ Meyer and Roman Polanski all walk into a bar ...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix
April 28, 2010
Won't appeal to mainstream appetites, but it's an exotic dish for enlightened palates.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeff Otto
cinemaobsession.com
February 17, 2010
Plenty of films throughout the years have been called "nightmarish" but never has the statement been more true than in the case of Hausu.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
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