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Directed by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi

Japan 1977 88 mins. In Japanese

A group of schoolgirls on break travel to visit a family estate, only to be set upon by a supernatural force disguised as one of the girl’s aunts. Director Ôbayashi’s debut film, co-written by his 10-year-old daughter, skews between fantasy, psych, and horror elements, often shifting between those genres without warning. Hausu is a one-of-a-kind artifact that feels custom built for continual cult audience rediscovery and begs the question, “how did this get made?” “Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone—no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to Hausu.”—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times



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