Theatrical poster to House
|Directed by||Nobuhiko Obayashi|
|Produced by||Nobuhiko Obayashi|
|Written by|| Chiho Katsura|
|Music by|| Asei Kobayashi|
|Editing by||Nobuo Ogawa|
|Released||July 30, 1977|
|Running time||88 min.|
House (ハウス), aka Hausu (katakana transliteration) is a 1977 Japanese horror film directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi about a haunted house that literally consumes its victims. Its style is often compared to the films of Italian horror director Dario Argento.
Unable to deal with her mother's death and her father's new girlfriend, Oshare decides to visit the secluded country house of her grandmother with several of her friends from school. When they arrive they meet her grandmother, who is a kindly old woman in a wheelchair.
The girls each start having horrific hallucinations about the house. These visions turn out to be accurate as one by one the girls are devoured by the house in various ways, leaving only Oshare herself left alive.
- Kimiko Ikegami ... Oshare
- Kumiko Ohba ... Fanta
- Yōko Minamida ... Grandmother
- Mitsutoshi Ishigami ... Photographer
- Miki Jinbo ... Kunfuu
- Asei Kobayashi ... Farmer selling watermelons
- Ai Matsubara ... Gari
- Masayo Miyako ... Suuitto
- Kiyohiko Ozaki ... Keisuke Tougou-sensei
- Saho Sasazawa ... Oshare's father
- Mieko Satoh ... Matsuku
- Eriko Tanaka ... Merodii
- Haruko Wanibuchi ... Ryouko Ema