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Jesus Christ. Already planned that far ahead? I'll see it.
This is one of the most weird movies ever made. There is almost no way to review this. It's a monstrosity you have to see to believe.
It's safe to say it's the Evil Dead 2 or Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 of it's time. It takes a premise that can be taken seriously and completely parodies it. Only difference is that House isn't a sequel to anything. Toho, otherwise known as the people who made the Godzilla movies gave money to people to make a horror movie and this came up. Toho didn't release it outside of Japan because of the content. Against expectations, it was popular with college students for all of the visual flare, stylish camera techniques and how different it was from what else was coming out at that time. It was popular to adults for hating for all of the other popularity it got.
This film is just downright bizarre. There's surprisingly a lot good about the film, like some of the best style ever put to screen being so subversive and makes the audience just wonder what the fuck is going on. It uses about all the film techniques any movie at that time could possibly use, leading some absolutely crazy imagery. It's unpredictable, for better or for worse.
It's over-the-top and weird while being inventive and surreal. You may ask "But, all powerful Brad Pitt, why such a low score?" Style can't run a whole movie, especially if it's about more outdated than The Lost Boys. Evil Dead 2 did about the exact same thing. Style, one-liners and effects lining the whole movie. Made almost no sense, very creative and unpredictable. Why are they different? At least Evil Dead 2 made a little bit of sense; this is just downright weird. Not all of the comedy works either. Evil Dead 2 has me laughing the whole way through, no matter how many times I watch it. I also love Evil Dead 2's music. House's sountrack is good, but gets repetitive after 15 minutes of non-stop, the same music for the whole movie.
I name all of this good stuff about the movie and say a bunch of minor stuff wrong with it and it gets a 40%. It has nothing to do with anything except the content. When the movie goes fast, it goes really really fast. But, when the movie turns slow, it almost never catches up. The rest is just a test of special effects and filming techniques with no meaning or value of human concern. It's just putting stuff on the screen because they have the money to do so. At least Evil Dead 2 had a goal to achieve and and achieved it very well in my opinion.
Overall, it's almost horrible, but not quite. It's bad and anyone wanting a really fucked up night, get drunk, high or both, it's free on Youtube. 4/10.
Waited too long to see this. Spectacular movie that is heart-warming and heart-breaking in succession and being funny and dramatic in all of the right places. Just wish we got more Bill Murray.