, 88 minutes
Kimiko Ikegami, Miki Jinbo, Kumiko Ohba
The Japan Foundation,Toronto and Art For Eternity gleefully present;
a FREE screening of HAUSU!!!! YAY!
""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. ""
Thematic spooky preshow slides/ soundtrack from 9 pm
The feature screening will be preceded by;
Danemon Ban- The Monster Exterminator ( Yoshitaro Kataoka, 1935) starting at 9:30 pm.
Popcorn, snacks, pop / beer / wine will be available from 9pm.
Doors will open at 9pm
For more info on The Japan Foundation in Toronto check out http://jftor.org/