Celebrate Halloween With…. HOUSE (HAUSU)

October 30 & 31 – Two Shows Only – In Rhinebeck
Sat 9:30
Sun 8:30
(Japan / 1977 / dir by Nobuhiko Obayashi)
Halloween Special – Two Shows Only – Sat 9:30 & Sun 8:30 – In Rhinebeck
Too absurd to be genuinely terrifying, yet too nightmarish to be merely comic, the wildly inventive HOUSE tells the tale of six schoolgirls who battle evil spirits while vacationing in the country.
Conceived from the musings of the director’s seven-year-old daughter, the film combines the frenzied, bubbly feel of a 1970s sitcom with dancing skeletons, murderous wells, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic green-eyed cat. Using all the tricks in his analog arsenal (matte paintings, hand-drawn animation, puppetry, and collage), Obayashi’s creation makes for a visually astonishing, raucous reality. Never before released in the United States, and a bona fide cult classic in the making, HOUSE is one of the most exciting genre discoveries in years.  In Japanese with subtitles.

“Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone — no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to HOUSE.” – Manohla Dargis

Unrated / 87 mins.
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