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Before our Summer series dedicated to vampires, we visit a very strange and surreal “House” of horrors with a cult classic 70s horror export.

House

Before our Sucky Summer (vampire movie summer-long series honoring vampire movies) begins, The Professor kicked open the doors of Japanese Horror with “House” (1977)!

FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF:

Not to be confused with the 1985 American horror comedy of the same name, House (Hausu in Japan) is a 1977 Japanese experimental comedy horror film directed and produced by Nobuhiko Obayashi. It is about a schoolgirl traveling with her six friends to her ailing aunt’s country home, where they face supernatural events as the girls are devoured by the house one by one. It stars mostly amateur actors. The musical score was performed by the Japanese rock band Godiego.

Toho Studios approached Obayashi with the suggestion of making a film like Jaws. Influenced by ideas from his daughter Chigumi, he developed ideas for a script by Chiho Katsura. After the project was green-lit, it was put on hold for two years as no one at Toho wanted to direct it. However, Obayashi kept promoting the film until the studio allowed him to direct it himself.

Though the film received generally negative reviews, it was a box office hit in Japan. Once it made its way to North America in 2009 and 2010, it received a much more favorable critical response and has since gained a significant cult following.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

Donny decided to open the box again. We’re watching “Hellraiser: Hellworld” (2005), the eighth installment in the Hellraiser franchise. Are things looking up?

Having recently celebrated Mother’s Day in the United States, we took some time to honor the Horror Moms — the good, the bad, and all the shades of gray that have graced the blood-soaked horror films we love.

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The Spookshow is a collection of guys (and, now, one incredible lady!) with varying degrees of Horror fandom. Since 2018, we’ve reviewed Horror, Cult, Action flicks, and, of course, total crap, so you don’t have to, but we encourage you to nonetheless. If you’ve listened to us before, thank you! If you’re new to our brand of stupidity, then welcome. We want you to enjoy watching these films with us; join us in having fun with them & learning about them as well.

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