House (Hausu)

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Anyone seen this? I have it on order. It sounds insane.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 5 February 2010 06:52 (twelve years ago) link

it's the fucking best. saw it twice.

to' netta blues (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 5 February 2010 07:01 (twelve years ago) link

Four weeks ago, I'd never heard of the film. Now every day brings eight new breathless blog posts. I'm sure it's great and batshit and all, but I'm kinda sick of hearing about it tbh.

queen frostine (Eric H.), Friday, 5 February 2010 07:03 (twelve years ago) link

i must be on the wrong blogs. two questions: 1.where can i hear this overdose of hyperbole? and 2. have you seen it?

Hinklepicker, Friday, 5 February 2010 07:09 (twelve years ago) link

i'm NEVER EVER on top of shit like this, so I can totally BRAGGIN 2010 when i say I've seen this on the big screen TWICE in 2009 before this re-release fever

to' netta blues (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 5 February 2010 07:11 (twelve years ago) link

O.K I guess i should actually post after i have seen it but it sounds really crazy and good. Is it accessible or arty? What i like about it is that it sounds like it is not trying to be arty but actually just surprising and fun. Does it have a knowing sense of humour or is it played straight?

Sorry. I should just wait to watch it. I have go this coming with the new Sunrise double DVD reissue from Masters of cinema.

And now i am drunk and I bit bored. Hence trying to get some sort of conversation started.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 5 February 2010 07:16 (twelve years ago) link

Well that was a crazy fever ride. I am overwhelmed.
I have to go.
Goodbye all.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 5 February 2010 07:30 (twelve years ago) link

I desperately want to see this and have for years but Janus releases never come to Philadelphia :(

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Saturday, 6 February 2010 07:49 (twelve years ago) link

what is this - a horror movie? with a piano eating girl?

dyao, Saturday, 6 February 2010 11:32 (twelve years ago) link

I mean, girl-eating piano.

dyao, Saturday, 6 February 2010 11:32 (twelve years ago) link

the first 20 minutes are so are funny,geniusly idiotic and therefore awesome.the middle is kinda dragging on and repetetive but the ending, again, is great.

Zeno, Saturday, 6 February 2010 14:56 (twelve years ago) link

film is seriously must-see

you could say it's a Japanese analog to Suspiria in that it's got the same second-by-second total freedom in the plot twists, the colors & backgrounds are surreal and gorgeous, pause any frame of the film and just try to figure out what you're seeing, and that even though it's not overtly pretentious, the details & non sequiturs & stylistic quirks do tip the scales towards art film as much as horror, but in the best and most entertaining way possible. I also liked it as much as I like Suspiria and that movie's one of my favorites (though Hausu is more about the c-c-cute than the slashing)

don't read the blog posts, all contain spoilers

Milton Parker, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 09:20 (twelve years ago) link

Just saw this. Am going to bed. Completely crackers. Music and camera shots seem to be run by an eccentric child who has a long catalogue of dreamy, inventive ideas on how to tell essentially a very simple story. Its not really an art movie though. I mean the plot hangs togethor well enough. There are plenty of funny asides- nod, winks, knowing looks and so on. Also the advertisement feeling of the whole thing is strange. lots of wind blowing through hair and violently, dramatic sunsets. I like how the whit knight turns into a bunch of bannanas. Good times.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 12 February 2010 09:52 (twelve years ago) link

Another thing. Do the girls really have to get half naked? What does this add?

I guess there are a lot of things in this film that you could ???? over.

Hinklepicker, Friday, 12 February 2010 19:55 (twelve years ago) link

running @ IFC in NY for the last few weeks, trying to organize noisedude outing.

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 February 2010 20:00 (twelve years ago) link

"Do the girls really have to get half naked? What does this add?"

more viewrs.

plus, for a movie as absurd as ridiculous as this, the question is irrelevant

Zeno, Friday, 12 February 2010 23:06 (twelve years ago) link

Another thing. Do the girls really have to get half naked? What does this add?

― Hinklepicker, Friday, February 12, 2010 2:55 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

fuck is wrong w/ u

daz dillinger escape plan (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 12 February 2010 23:20 (twelve years ago) link

I just felt weird getting a glimpse the naked chests of teenage girls. Thats all. Hey, if that's your thing, then go for it.

Of course you are right though in a film with as many jarring notes and strange perspectives a question such as this is irrelavant. It was a minor thing.

I still loved the film, honest.

Hinklepicker, Saturday, 13 February 2010 04:22 (twelve years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Here's my review

Amazing movie, its on d3m1n01d if you do that sort of thing, and probably elsewhere too. I kind think the first half of this movie (background story, train ride) is even better and stranger than the second half (in the house). I very badly want this on DVD and want to see this movie by him as well. "The School in the Crosshairs":

Adam Bruneau, Monday, 8 March 2010 16:07 (twelve years ago) link

It's playing at the Castro in SF pretty soon, fyi

Your body is a spiderland (polyphonic), Friday, 12 March 2010 18:43 (twelve years ago) link

two years pass...

Me and my friend got in a hueg argument because i dragged him to see this in the theater on the last day of ATP. He felt duped because I described it as a "horror movie" which he claims it isn't.

#yolo contendere (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 2 April 2012 12:57 (ten years ago) link

It's totally a horror movie! It just happens to be a lot of other things as well, but it's horror at the core no question.

light dipping assholes (jjjusten), Monday, 2 April 2012 17:19 (ten years ago) link

there was an interview with the director in fangoria, if that's any kind of horror litmus test.

Philip Nunez, Monday, 2 April 2012 18:34 (ten years ago) link

i dunno, i've gotten in like screaming matches with people who think the sole purpose of horror movies is to be scary

#yolo contendere (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 2 April 2012 18:45 (ten years ago) link

which reminds me of that dipshitty convo that derogatis had with schrieber about The Shining vs Saw IV (re: oddfuture, ROFLMAO) as if these two movies share the same goal

#yolo contendere (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 2 April 2012 18:46 (ten years ago) link

2001: Sci-Fi::Hausu:Horror

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Monday, 2 April 2012 21:16 (ten years ago) link

Hausu is much more Scream than Scary Movie; I can see being let down if yr expecting to be scared shitless but I mean if you are let down in any way by this film then you lose at movies.

Time, a group with Jam and Lewis (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 16:16 (ten years ago) link


my friend fell asleep last time i put it on & i was smgdh so vigorously

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 16:27 (ten years ago) link

in your friend's defense, it's a trance-inducing movie.
i do think you'd be scared shitless if you fell asleep with this on, though!

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 4 April 2012 16:30 (ten years ago) link

eight months pass...

anyone seen other Obayashi features, like say the two showing here tomorrow?

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 December 2012 00:17 (nine years ago) link

no, but i am very envious that you have the chance

tiniest homeless (jjjusten), Saturday, 15 December 2012 00:24 (nine years ago) link

he was here with some short films from the early '60s a few nights ago, couldn't go

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 December 2012 01:06 (nine years ago) link

I saw "School in the Crosshairs" and it was really pretty great. I don't think anything could ever been OTT as "Hausu" though.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 15 December 2012 01:11 (nine years ago) link

I'm praying that is the case.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 15 December 2012 01:30 (nine years ago) link

eight years pass...
four months pass...

If you can find it, I highly recommend Obayashi's HIS MOTORBIKE, HER ISLAND (1986), which feels like just the sort of thing I needed to see right now. Not as wild as HOUSE but makes heavy use of experimental editing and alternating color and black & white (sometimes within the same shot). A fun and youthful movie that manages to be sentimental, sexy, goofy, and experimental.

Chris L, Monday, 16 August 2021 15:26 (one year ago) link

i'd like to see that. HOUSE was so fucking good. i saw it once, in my backyard, projected onto siding so there were horizontal lines everywhere.

where can one find HIS MOTORBIKE?

Karl Malone, Monday, 16 August 2021 16:00 (one year ago) link

Has anyone seen Labyrinth of Cinema?

No Particular Place to POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 16 August 2021 16:04 (one year ago) link

I'm sure there was some discussion on another thread of a collection of his getting a release, but now I can't find it and Im not sure if His Motorbike was one of them.

emil.y, Monday, 16 August 2021 17:07 (one year ago) link

xxpost Not sure what the ILX etiquette is in 2021 for discussing certain trackers.

Chris L, Monday, 16 August 2021 19:05 (one year ago) link

one year passes...


Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Friday, 21 October 2022 15:18 (one month ago) link

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