House (1977): The strangest horror film ever?

I’m revisiting this classically surreal Japanese horror film tonight and thought I’d do a sneaky reblog of this vintage review of mine. Hausu (1977) is one crazy film that must be seen to be believed.

FILM GRIMOIRE

houseposter_500If I can promise you one thing about House (1977, dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi), it’s that this will be one of the most bizarre horror movies you will ever experience. It’s a cult film that must be seen to be believed. Six schoolgirls (with ridiculous nicknames) travel to a girl named Gorgeous’ aunt’s house in the countryside. They intend to spend a relaxing holiday in the country before going back to school, but the house has different plans. It begins to get rid of the girls, one by one, using increasingly strange methods.

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10 comments

  1. Easily one of the weirdest movies I’ve ever seen

  2. Great post, Anna! I love the sound of this! Adding it to my Watchlist now. And that poster RULES. 🙂

    1. Thanks heaps T9M! I hope you love it as much as I do, it’s so weird!

  3. Love this movie! The piano ate Melody! I’ve got the Criterion collection T-Shirt based on the poster.

    1. I officially need that shirt!

  4. Not seen this yet. It’s on my watch list but it isn’t one I am in a particular hurry to move up the list either… :/

    1. You should definitely see it at some point in time!

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