Review: House (1977)

What the hell did I just watch???

“HOUSE” (Hausu)

Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi
Stars: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Oba
Distributor: Criterion
Runtime: 88 mins

“I’m really happy that you all come to visit.”

A bunch of schoolgirls called; Melody, Kung-Fu, Gorgeous, Fantasy, Sweet, Mac & Prof travels to Gorgeous’ aunt in nowhere land somewhere. Everything looks carefree and nice, but an evil-spirited cat, a house with a mind of it’s own and the mysterious aunt makes their stay both crazy and lethal.

This is an original, yet psychedelic thrill-ride that never gets boring to watch. You’ll never know what’s going to happen in the next scene. It’s colourful, wacky, cozy, cool, gory and a totally unique experience! If you like the big blockbusters, or you’re an epileptic; You should stay clear. If you like movies, this one’s for you! Don’t drop acid, watch this slice of Japanese insanity instead!