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Thursday, September 19, 2013

House (1977) d. Nobuhiko Obayashi

Just one of about of a million WTF moments in House (1977) d. Nobuhiko Obayashi

House (1977)
 d. Nobuhiko Obayashi
Criterion Collection #539

Obayashi creates visual effects by actually including art onto the frame to give it a real DIY/cut out feel.

  I've been reflecting that watching Criterion Collection titles is a good way to seek inspiration. There is a hugely liberating, soul-freeing feeling that stems from having the entire history of world cinema at your finger tips for 7.99 a month. I can't help but wonder about the viewer statistics per movie- what I wouldn't give to know how many watchers a day the most popular title garners.

Auntie eating an EYEBALL- NBD.

  House is, as the Criterion Collection itself says, a landmark in the Cinema du WTF?, a totally left-field blend of Japanese B Movie budget, school girls in distress, Japanese folk horror, 70s Italian Horror and American grindhouse, with psychedelic visual effects, a demonic cat and cannibalism all thrown into the mix.  And if that description doesn't make you immediately want to watch House I will conclude this write-up with a serious of still photographs from the film.  House is a Criterion Collection MUST-watch.  100% Watch-ability score.

This is actuall a gif derived from the film itself- her face does look like that in the movie.

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