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House 1977

  • Nobuhiko Ôbayashi
  • September 1, 1977
  • 88 mins
  • English
  • Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Oshare (Gorgeous) is excited about spending summer vacation with her father, until she finds out that his beautiful, freakishly serene girlfriend Ryouko would be going as well. Oshare decides she will be going to her aunt's house in the country instead. She brings with her her friends from school - Fanta (who likes to take pictures, and daydreams a lot), KunFuu (who has very good reflexes), Gari/Prof (who is a major nerd), Sweet (who likes to clean), Mac (who eats a lot), and Melody (a musician). However, the girls are unaware that Oshare's aunt is actually dead and the house is actually haunted. When they arrive at the house, crazy events take place and the girls disappear one by one while slowly discovering the secret behind all the madness.


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Huh... this is weird. So, right out of the box I'll tell you all not to approach this as a horror film. They call it a horror film on Wikipedia, but it is not that at all. Actually, I don't really know what to call it... It's a movie.

For rating a film, I think there is one primary factor to consider; what is the filmmaker's goal? If they set out to make a scary horror film and succeed, then good film indeed. If they set out to make a serious drama and it is slapstick comedy, then they made a bad film. Sure, sometimes they are so over the top that they're fun to watch, but that makes them good entertainment instead of a good film.

At first I thought this was a sort of bad film, but then it seems apparent that all of this ridiculousness was completely intentional. None of these scenes are even trying to get you scared. Instead they are getting you to enjoy the absurdity to the limit. Going into this with the correct expectations will probably help your entertainment.

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This movie is so incredibly weird and random. What's not to like about it?

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really really weird wtf movie XD

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