Hausu (House)
Hausu (House) (1977)

A schoolgirl 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.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 1, 1977
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2010
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

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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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

For connoisseurs of the bizarre, House's revival is long overdue.

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Sean Axmaker
Seanax.com

[T]he archival cult find of the decade: a candy-colored style bomb of horror movie more jaw-droppingly unreal than scary, an experimental piece of pop-art genre filmmaking that is cartoonish in its graphic expressionism.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

There's never a dull moment, though I certainly felt dulled by the time it was over.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Gigglers and cultists, pony up.

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Josh Larsen
LarsenOnFilm

An assault of expressionistic techniques...

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Movies as original as this one don't come along very often, so grab it while you can.

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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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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's not just a bombastically surreal movie, it's a frequently hilarious one

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Highly original and more than a little kitschy. Japanese horror, 70's style. Group of school girls go to visit auntie of one of the girls and stay in her… 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
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