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Director:
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Chiho Katsura (screenplay)
Chigumi Ôbayashi (original story)
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Release Date:
September 1977 (USA) See more »
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Seven girls on their summer trip pay a visit to a possessed house which plans to eat them in extremely bizzare and surreal ways. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Kimiko Ikegami ... Angel / Angel's Mother
Miki Jinbo ... Kunfû
Kumiko Ohba ... Fanta
Ai Matsubara ... Gari
Mieko Satô ... Makku
Eriko Tanaka ... Merodî
Masayo Miyako ... Suîto
Kiyohiko Ozaki ... Keisuke Tôgô
Saho Sasazawa ... Angel's Father
Asei Kobayashi ... Farmer Selling Watermelons
Mitsutoshi Ishigami ... Photographer
Ippei Hara
Tetsuo Kanai
Shôichi Hirose
Yasumasa Ônishi
Midori Naitô
Kiyoko Tsuji
Tomokazu Miura ... Auntie's Fiancé
Fumi Dan ... Sensei
Godaigo
Haruko Wanibuchi ... Ryôko Ema
Yôko Minamida ... Auntie
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Chiho Katsura

Directed by
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi 
 
Writing credits
Chiho Katsura (screenplay)

Chigumi Ôbayashi (original story)

Produced by
Yorihiko Yamada .... producer
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Asei Kobayashi 
Mickie Yoshino  (as Mikkî Yoshino)
 
Cinematography by
Yoshitaka Sakamoto 
 
Film Editing by
Nobuo Ogawa 
 
Production Design by
Kazuo Satsuya 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kôhei Oguri .... first assistant director
Kazuo Satsuya .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Shohei Hayashi .... sound designer
 
Special Effects by
Nobuhiko Ôbayashi .... director of special effects
 
Stunts
Kanta Ina .... fight choreographer
 
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Shinji Kojima .... gaffer
Takashi Nakao .... still photographer
 
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Godaigo .... musician
 

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Also Known As:
"Hausu" - Japan (original title)
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88 min
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Certification:
Canada:14A | Canada:18A (Alberta) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | UK:15 (2009) | USA:Not Rated
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Farmer selling watermelons:Do you like watermelons?
Keisuke Tougou-sensei:No! I like bananas!
Farmer selling watermelons:Bananas?
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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Don't Go In The House, 9 April 2010
Author: druid333-2 from United States

No...that's another film,all together. What I am talking about is a silly,goofy,surreal,fever dream of a (so called)"horror" film from Japan about a group of Japanese school girls who are invited to spend the Summer with their good friend,Gorgeous (the girls in this clique all have names that align with their personalities). When Gorgeous finds out that her father is about to re-marry,she balks at the very idea that she is going to have to share her father with a stranger,so Gorgeous & her best friends,Fantasy,Prof,Kung Fu,Sweet & Melody opt to spend the Summer at Gorgeous's auntie,who lives in a creepy old house in the middle of nowhere. Things start out fine,but get weirder & weirder as they go along (a human head is found in an old well,a piano has a malevolent life of it's own,blood pours out of pictures on the wall,and other elements). From here on, the film spins out of control(in the good way,of course),and suggests the effects of the partaking of magic mushrooms,washed down with Codine based cough syrup,with a side order of some of the brown acid left over from Woodstock (in other words,blow your mind on the psychedelic,surreal images that look something like Anime or Manga designed by the British artist,Savage Pencil,or perhaps Gerald Scarfe (Pink Floyd:The Wall--either the artwork for the record album,or the animation segments for the film),directed by (either)David Lynch, or Jean Cocteau (or even both). The cast (all very easy on the eyes)includes Kimiko Ikegami,as Gorgeous (the name truly fits),Kumiko Ohba,as Fantasy,Ai Matsubana as Prof (obviously short for professor,as she seems to be the smartest of the bunch),Miki Jinbo as Kung Fu (three guesses for what her talent is,but I bet you can get it in just one),Matsayo Miyako as Sweet,Eriko Tanaka as Melody,and Yoko Minamida as Obasan (auntie),who just explodes with creepiness from the first frame she appears in (check out her weird cat,who is almost always just within frame shot). Nobuhiko Obayashi directs from a screenplay written by Chiho Katsura,from a story by Chigumi Obayashi. The film's somewhat glitzy,cheesy,colour saturated cinematography is by Yoshitaka Sakamoto,with cross cut editing,designed to f**k with your brain,by Nobuo Ogawa. This is perfect late night film fare for those with a taste for the lovers truly bizarre or the outright deranged cinema. Spoken in Japanese with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,this film serves up some nudity & some really fake looking blood & gore effects. Sit back & laugh yourself silly.

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