House (Hausu)

Friday, June 23rd at 11:00 pm!
A Naro Night Owls Presentation!

Come join us for a look at this cult-classic Japanese experimental comedy horror film directed by the late and legendary writer and director Nobuhiko Obayashi. The film is about a schoolgirl traveling with her six friends to her ailing aunt’s country home, where they come face to face with supernatural events as the girls are, one by one, devoured by the home. It stars mostly amateur actors, with only Kimiko Ikegami and Yōko Minamida having any notable previous acting experience. The musical score was performed by the rock band Godiego. (1977, 1h 27m)

“Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone — no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to House.” –  Manohla Dargis, New York Times

“Movies as original as this one don’t come along very often, so grab it while you can.” – V/A Musetto, New York Post

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.” – Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle