'House' for Halloween

The Calgary Cinematheque folks have done it again! Thanks to brilliantly macabre programming, local audiences are being treated to the cult classic House (1977), a Japanese horror show like no other.

Descriptions of the film from the CC website put a fine point on its genre defying strangeness:

"... a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby Doo as directed by Dario Argento? 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, only to come face to face with evil spirits, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic housecat. Too absurd to be genuinely terrifying, yet too nightmarish to be merely comic."

If you're looking for early Halloween frights, be at the Plaza Theatre to get your tickets early. The film starts at 9:15pm Thursday October 29th.

To glimpse the film's odd spooks, click here.