House (Hausu) in 35mm


Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Oct 28, 2023 10:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Oct 30, 2023 9:30 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Tue, Oct 31, 2023 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:
Release Year:1977
Production Country:Japan
Original Language:Japanese
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Nobuhiko Obayashi
Cast:Kimiko Ikegami
Miki Jinbo
Kumiko Ohba
Ai Matsubara
Mieko Satoh


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.