Has anybody gotten a chance to see this? I just caught it at IFC.
I haven’t seen a film so joyful, stylish, inventive and playful in quite some time. Calling it a horror movie seems so limiting. It plays like a live action manga. But it really is horror and it shows you the possibilities of any movie, but genre movies in particular.
Hope you all get a chance to catch this.
u just reminded me of the 1986 horror!
a classic :O)
oh i just seen it on your profile
i like that film
I was going to catch that while I was in NY, but didn’t get a chance to. Maybe it’ll have a run in LA, if not, I can always find it elsewhere.
Oh THAT House. Yeah I was thinking the ‘86 “horror” film (Steve Miner) as well. And then I was thinking the TV show, and then I remembered that the protagonist of ’86’s House (William Katt) was in an episode of House (the TV series – season 2 maybe, the episode with the father and son “miracle healing” religious duo) and everyone thought I was insane when I called it right at the beginning, but yeah, let’s just say I made a lot of money that night.
Yeah. I should have clarified. After I saw House (Hausu) I was thinkning about that ’86 House with a friend at work. I remembered the countless times I caught bits of it on SciFi when I was a kid.
TMO – a geeky question, but did IFC show the restoration digitally (project digitally) or was it shown on film?
I saw it on DVD this week, courtesy of Masters of Cinema.
It’s playing in a local theater next month and is on my must-see list. I WILL be checking it out
man, you’re all so lucky to be attending those screenings…i CAN see Hausu but only thanks to my online downloading, hehe.
but it would have been quite an experience to watch it on a big screen…
@Daniel: like Glemaud said, it’s a 35mm print. Apparently, they unearthed some print that had never been shown.
I never seen such a beautiful print for such a slap-shod, ramshackle, gorgeously artificial looking movie.
@Adam: how was the Masters DVD, any cool special features?
@Dimitris: what did you think of it?
Criterion is releasing “Hausu” later this year.
IFC showed it digitally the first day because the print didn’t show up, but it’s on 35mm now. Think I might catch it tomorrow.