Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, October 29, 2010 – Sunday, October 31, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

Japan/1977—directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi (88 min.)

Like a Japanese Evil Dead on acid – think Scooby Doo by way of Dario Argento - this surreal, kaleidoscopic trip of a Halloween film features psychedelic visuals, a murderous lampshade, and one truly demonic cat. Seven girls are summoned to an old woman’s possessed mansion where, one by one, each is dealt with by the house in a series of eye-poppingly gruesome and grossly imaginative set pieces. Alternately satirical and disturbing, this crazed, demented, legendary movie takes horror-comedy to a new level, and takes on new – and different – life with each repeated viewing. Prepare to be disoriented by this one-of-a-kind fright fest since House was born to play at midnight – but we’re springing it on you early! In Japanese with English subtitles.

“My language cannot do justice to House. You’d have to imagine Pee-wee’s Playhouse with a witch that eats schoolgirls, only amped up by a factor of 100.” – David Edelstein, New York Magazine
Friday, October 29 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 30 at 7:00 & 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 31 at 4:00 p.m.