Hausu (House)
Hausu (House) (1977)

This satirical murder mystery pits a woman who is the epitome of glamour (played by Haruko Wanibuchi) against a clever murderer during a holiday stay at a strange ghostly mansion. Seven young women, who have chosen as nicknames the brand… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 1, 1977
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Gigglers and cultists, pony up.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bizarre ghost story.

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Ian Berriman
SFX Magazine

If you crashed a teenage girls' pyjama party after necking some bad acid, this is probably what it'd feel like.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

While there's a dweeby midnight-movie inventiveness about the look of all this, there's also an awful lot to forgive artistically (or to drunkenly roll with, as the case may be).

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Steve Dollar
Paste Magazine

House suggests that the nitrous-oxide hyperdrive of Japanese pop culture-as vivid now as ever in entertainments like Takashi Miike's Yatterman, for instance-is a brilliantly imagined, if not in fact transcendental brand of therapy

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Rob Gonsalves

Daffy and brilliant in equal measure, single-minded in its devotion to every wacko trick available to an analog director.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone -- no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to House.

Alex Fitch
Electric Sheep

Pushed the boundaries of the depiction of terror on screen and reveals the interest in the language of experimental filmmaking in genre and mainstream cinema of the time.

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Scott Weinberg

Takes its good, sweet time in getting to the ostensibly scary stuff. But you won't be bored.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Reid Volk
What the hell did I just watch?
Lewis C.
"Mac, you sure look tasty, being round and all." The acronym WTF was invented for House. I was warned beforehand that this movie was off the wall,… More
Ken Stachnik
Weird, weird, weird. Like a girl gets eaten by a piano weird.
Steve K
I realize it has become trite to lavish praise on this film, but I say enjoy it for what it is. A total phantasmagorical experience, with the director… More
Randy Tippy
How does one describe <i>House</i> to someone who has never seen it? Picture Sid & Marty Kroft - on acid - remaking <i>Susperia</i>… More
Robert C
I was so looking forward to this film and had heard only promising things about it. But sadly, it felt just a bit too schizophrenic to me. There are parts… More