House is actually part of the criterion collection for some reason. That kind of surprises me (somewhat) because the movie isn’t “good”. The sound and editing are both incredibly clunky even for its era but nevertheless, both are also seemingly original and set the stage for what may be one of the wildest psychedelic experiences of 70’s film
As you may have guessed, House, in it’s most basic form is a haunted house movie. A group of Japanese school girls travel to one of their aunts house where everything isn’t what it seems. It seems almost cliche at this point when digesting J-horrors but this movie is almost impossible to explain because the entire thing is really meant to be a fluid experience.
The film is chaotic but it’s madness is its greatest strength. However, there was a plethora of r4nd0mne$$ (randomness, sorry) which while funny, was overall kind of pointless and stupid. I got a little sick of the movie in general towards the end but it was more because I wasn’t in the right mindset to watch it.
Despite ripping apart this movie I really enjoyed it. Some people might pick apart different symbolism or try and connect dots along the way but for me this worked as just a trippy, weird and oftentimes funny haunted house movie.