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 a series of mattes, animation, and collage effects.
Special Features: Constructing a House with Director Nobuhiko Obayashi, Emotion (1966 experimental film by Obayashi), New Video Appreciation by Director Ti West (House of the Devil), Theatrical Trailer, Essay by Chuck Stephens.
Spoken Languages: Japanese, English subtitles.