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House (Hausu) (1977)

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi   Cast: Kimiko Ikegami, Kumiko Ohba, Yoko Minamida, Mitsutoshi Ishigami, Miki Jinbo
  • Running Time: 110 minutes
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Genre

Horror

Producer

Tomoyuki Tanaka

Distributor

Toho International Company Inc

Release Date

Sep 1, 1977

Release Notes

Limited

Official Website

Review

My language cannot do justice to adman Nobuhiko Obayashi’s delirious 1977 Japanese horror-fantasy House, which will have its American theatrical premiere at the IFC Center. You’d have to imagine Pee-wee’s Playhouse with a witch that eats schoolgirls, only amped up by a factor of 100. The best thing in this wild assemblage of collage and cartoon and fairy tale is that the girls, when they’re eaten, scream with glee as their cut-out body parts spin around the frame. It’s cannibalism as the ultimate kiddie ride.

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