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House (1977)

Hausu (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Horror | September 1977 (USA)
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A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt's country home, which turns out to be haunted.

Director:

Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Writers:

Chiho Katsura (screenplay), Chigumi Ôbayashi (original story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kimiko Ikegami ... Oshare (Miyuki Koga) / Gorgeous / Oshare's Mother
Miki Jinbo ... Kung Fu
Kumiko Ohba ... Fantasy
Ai Matsubara ... Gari / Prof
Mieko Satô ... Mac
Eriko Tanaka ... Melody
Masayo Miyako Masayo Miyako ... Sweet
Kiyohiko Ozaki Kiyohiko Ozaki ... Keisuke Tôgô
Saho Sasazawa Saho Sasazawa ... Daddy Kogarashi
Asei Kobayashi Asei Kobayashi ... Watermelon Farmer
Mitsutoshi Ishigami Mitsutoshi Ishigami ... Photographer
Ippei Hara Ippei Hara ... Tora-san Lookalike
Tetsuo Kanai Tetsuo Kanai
Shôichi Hirose ... Ramen Trucker
Yasumasa Ônishi Yasumasa Ônishi ... Old Villager
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Storyline

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. Written by BT

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Taglines:

House is Calling to You Come Back Home and Marry Me

Genres:

Comedy | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House: The Director's Cut See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,032, 17 January 2010

Gross USA:

$209,765

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,765
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Production Co:

PSC, Toho Company See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Nearly all of the actors that appear in this film were largely untrained or inexperienced in terms of acting in feature films. The only true veteran of the big screen to appear in the film was Yôko Minamida who played the Auntie. See more »

Quotes

Merodî: My fingers are gone.
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the ending credits runs over candid footage of the actresses. During the second half, the credits appear over the poster illustration (similar to the Masters of Cinema cover, but with more color), scrolling up the ''tongue'' of the house. The main characters also show up on the sides of the screen. See more »

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In The Evening Mist
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Now that was different!
5 March 2008 | by ElijahCSkuggsSee all my reviews

Hausu is basically the most bizarre Haunted House movie I've ever seen. The story follows a group of girlfriends who head to the country for vacation. They go to one of the girl's Aunt's house to spend their time. But beknownst to all of them the Aunt isn't really who she says she is. And there's a cat named Snowflake that obviously has some issues. Girls begin experiencing the supernatural and things don't seem to be slowing up. Reading back what I just wrote kinda makes the movie seem not so interesting. Seems like just another haunted house flick. But if you pop in this flick, almost immediately you will realize you've never seen a film like this. Filmed in a lively, colorful way mixed with a fantastic soundtrack, the flick exceeds on all levels of production. Combine the production values with a children's movie feel, then combine that with some blood, violence and nudity, you get a very different hybrid genre of a flick. Hausu is a flick that all fans of unique horror or cinema for that matter should check out.


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