It’s a delirious story about a girl and a group of her friends who visit her aunt for the summer. Too bad the aunt is an evil demon/ghost/monster/thing. Too bad her house and furniture eat the girls (the piano starts off by biting off Melody’s fingers, then devours her whole).
At the time of its release, Hausu was panned by Japanese critics. American critics were slightly more charitable; the Village Voice reviewer said it was ''a retarded hybrid of Rocky Horror and Whispering Corridors.'' (Hey, we said slightly more charitable, remember?) These days it’s seen as a surrealistic ode to fever dreams.
Sat., Sept. 15, 10 p.m., 2012