Hausu – Enzian Theater

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Part of our 13 Films & Cocktails of Halloween!

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet. Never before available on home video in the United States, it’s one of the most exciting cult discoveries in years.

Try one of our 13 Cocktails of Halloween, available at Eden Bar all October! Especially:

The Haunted Hausu $11
Cask & Crew Ginger Spice Whiskey, Chocolate Bitters, Sugar

Japan, 1977, 88 minutes, Not Rated, In Japanese with English subtitles, Directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

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