Revival Series- Hausu (House)
Run Time: 120 min.
*Please be prepared with proof of vaccination for entry. Photo on phone is accepted.
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. Never before available on home video in the United States, it’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years.
Curated by Janine and Axel of Guermantes Vintage and Strange Desires.
The Revival Series will feature a variety of films from modern selections to obscure, cult and classic cinema with dark themes and strong aesthetics. We have a feeling they’ll be keeping it weird, just how we like it.
November 8: Taxi Driver
December 13: The Shining