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