October 13, 2023
You've never experienced a haunted house like this.

Details About the Film

This film is part of the series High Frequencies

Psychedelic horror by way of 1970s Japanese pop culture, House (Hausu) is a must-see cult classic of a summer vacation gone wrong. Gorgeous (Kimiko Ikegami), devastated by her father's new marriage, invites six friends to her aunt's house in the countryside. Quickly, they begin to encounter a series of supernatural traps.... like household appliances with an insatiable appetite for schoolgirls. As the night wears on and the girls begin to mysteriously disappear it will take an out of control, high flying finale to save the day. Featuring a mix of live-action animation, slow-motion editing, analog-age matte effects, House is a kinetic fever dream that will send your senses into overdrive.

Presented By

Director(s): Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
Starring: Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ôba
Year Released: 1977
Runtime: 88 minutes
Country: Japan
Language(s): Japanese with English subtitles
Content Warning(s): Extreme ViolencePhotosensitive Epilepsy Seizure Warning
Accessibility Options: ListenTech (Hearing Impaired / Personal Amplified Audio Receiver w/optional T-Coil loop)

Film Reviews

"my favorite part about this is that he saw jaws and said “I would like to make a movie like jaws” and then he made this movie."

–Ayo Edebiri on Letterboxd

"I have seen the film aptly described as 'an episode of Scooby Doo directed by Dario Argento' and that doesn’t even come close to conveying the inventive madness Obayashi throws at the screen."

–Adrian Curry, MUBI