Motion Picture Purgatory: Hausu (House)

Once again Trembles has reached back into the vault for this week’s Motion Picture Purgatory, all the way back to 1977 for Nobuhiko Obayashi’s haunted house flick Hausu (aka House).

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 some 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.

Bubblegum banshees!

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Debi Moore

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  • Cash Bailey

    HAUSU is fucking bonkers, And totally brilliant.