House (1977) Film Review

Posted: July 28, 2014 in Horrendous Horror Movies
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House, directed by Nobuhika Obayashi, is an incredibly bizarre Japanese horror movie, and after watching it, I now consider it one of my favorite horror films.

The movie begins when Gorgeous (Kimiko Ikegami) invites her six friends to accompany her to visit her lonely aunt. Those invited include: Mac (Mieko Sato), who is always eating; Sweet (Masayo Miyako), who enjoys cleaning; Melody (Eriko Tanaka), who enjoys playing the piano; Prof (Ai Matsubara), who wears glasses; Fantasy (Kumiko Oba), who fantasizes about Mr. Togo; and Kung Fu (Miki Jinbo), who practices kung fu.

Soon, though, they discover that Auntie (Yoko Minamida) is evil, and one by one, the young women are killed in extremely odd ways in order to satisfy Auntie’s insatiable hunger for flesh.

The ways in which the young women die in this film are extremely strange, and that is one of the reasons I absolutely adore this movie. I mean, who would have thought to have a killer piano slowly devour Melody, and who would have thought to kill Sweet by smothering her with possessed bedding? C’mon, that’s pretty damn creative.

Another death occurs when a teacher, Mr. Togo, turns into a bunch of bananas. When this happened, I couldn’t stop laughing. House definitely oozes with creativity!

And the music in House is phenomenal! Asei Kobayashi and Mickie Yoshino deserve a round of applause for creating brilliant music which ties the film’s weirdness together. The theme song is catchy, and I love “Cherries were made for eating” by Godiego. (Yes, I will be adding these songs to my playlist tonight!)

Overall, House is completely bizarre, but I am sure it will become one of your favorites after you watch it.

To watch the trailer, click here.

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