by Chris MaGee
I had seen the reports popping up online about Nobuhiko Obayashi's obscure 1977 horror film "House" airing on IFC this month. Call me jaded, biased or just plain lazy, but I thought, "Okay, an old Japanese horror film dug out of mothballs. Why is everyone so excited?" Then I saw the stills that Patrick Macias posted at his blog and I got intrigued. A Google search on Obayashi later and I was watching the trailer and suddenly I was kicking myself for being so narrow minded. The buzz on this actually seems to be justified. A house that eats people alive? This could be one of the weirdest films ever... in fact Dario Argento may not be able to touch Nobuhiko Obayashi in the weird department.
Want to become a "House" convert too? Then check out this trailer: