History Film / Hausu

4th Dec '17 6:08:29 PM nombretomado
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"Gorgeous" an oddly named Japanese teenaged girl, is unpleasantly surprised when her widowed father tells her that he is getting remarried. She decides to get out of town, and invites six of her friends--the also oddly named Melody, Sweet, Fantasy, Kung Fu, Prof, and Mac--to the country to visit the home of her "Auntie". Auntie receives them pleasantly but it quickly becomes apparent that something is very wrong with her. Something is very wrong with her house as well. Strange things begin to happen as it seems that evil forces are at work to KillEmAll. It can be best described as a drug-addled Creator/DavidLynch's version of a more colourful (if that's even possible) ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' remake. TheCriterionCollection memorably described the film as both "a psychedelic ghost tale" and "an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Scooby-Doo]]'' as directed by Creator/MarioBava"

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"Gorgeous" an oddly named Japanese teenaged girl, is unpleasantly surprised when her widowed father tells her that he is getting remarried. She decides to get out of town, and invites six of her friends--the also oddly named Melody, Sweet, Fantasy, Kung Fu, Prof, and Mac--to the country to visit the home of her "Auntie". Auntie receives them pleasantly but it quickly becomes apparent that something is very wrong with her. Something is very wrong with her house as well. Strange things begin to happen as it seems that evil forces are at work to KillEmAll. It can be best described as a drug-addled Creator/DavidLynch's version of a more colourful (if that's even possible) ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' remake. TheCriterionCollection Creator/TheCriterionCollection memorably described the film as both "a psychedelic ghost tale" and "an episode of ''[[WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooWhereAreYou Scooby-Doo]]'' as directed by Creator/MarioBava"
2nd Nov '17 2:03:36 AM awesomia
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: A pretty straight example, with Gorgeous, her friends, her home situation, and the trip to the eponymous house taking up a good amount of the runtime, and even after they get there there's still a decent amount of meandering. Like everything else in the movie, this gets weird.

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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: A pretty straight example, with the establishment of Gorgeous, her friends, her home situation, and the trip to the eponymous house taking up a good amount of the runtime, and even after they get there there's still a decent amount of meandering. Like everything else in the movie, this gets weird.
2nd Nov '17 2:02:36 AM awesomia
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: A pretty straight example, with Gorgeous, her friends, her home situation, and the trip to the eponymous house taking up a good amount of the runtime, and even after they get there there's still a decent amount of meandering. Like everything else in the movie, this gets weird.
1st Nov '17 4:05:41 PM Zarina
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* CatsAreMean: Shiro has to be one of the meanest cats ever to appear in a film.

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* CatsAreMean: Shiro Shiro/Blanche has to be one of the meanest cats ever to appear in a film.



* HighPressureBlood: Comes from out of the painting of Blanche, and doesn't stop until Prof is drowned.

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* HighPressureBlood: Comes from out of the painting of Blanche, and doesn't stop until Prof [[spoiler:Prof is drowned.]]



* HotForTeacher: Fantasy has a crush on Mr. Togo, which the other girls constantly tease her for. She even has an ImagineSpot of him riding in on a white horse to save her.



* RightHandCat: Shiro, to Auntie; Really, [[TooDumbToLive people should have known something was up when the cat that walked in on Gorgeous when she was writing to her Aunt turned out to belong to said Aunt]].

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* RightHandCat: Shiro, Shiro/Blanche, to Auntie; Really, [[TooDumbToLive people should have known something was up when the cat that walked in on Gorgeous when she was writing to her Aunt turned out to belong to said Aunt]].
27th Oct '17 9:47:05 PM Zarina
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** FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Fantasy]] is meant to be this, but she gets (implicitly) killed offscreen a few minutes before the ending.

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** FinalGirl: [[spoiler:Fantasy]] Fantasy is meant to be this, but [[spoiler:but she gets (implicitly) killed offscreen a few minutes before the ending.]]
27th Oct '17 9:45:22 PM Zarina
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* ActionGirl: Kung Fu is a skilled martial artist. She loses, but she goes down fighting.

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* ActionGirl: Kung Fu is a skilled martial artist. She [[spoiler:She loses, but she goes down fighting.]]
* AdultsAreUseless: Mr. Togo, whom the girls are waiting on to save them, [[spoiler:never even makes it to the house. [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Instead he gets turned into a pile of bananas.]] ]]



* CoolTeacher: Togo. It doesn't stop him from getting transformed into a pile of bananas.

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* CoolTeacher: Togo. It [[spoiler:It doesn't stop him from getting transformed into a pile of bananas.]]



* DeadAllAlong: Auntie. It is revealed that Auntie has been dead for many years, but that she wanted to be married so badly that her body "stayed alive after death" and eats all the unmarried girls that visit the house.

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* DeadAllAlong: Auntie.[[spoiler:Auntie. It is revealed that Auntie has been dead for many years, but that she wanted to be married so badly that her body "stayed alive after death" and eats all the unmarried girls that visit the house.]]



* DemonicPossession: Gorgeous in the end is possessed by Auntie and the spirit of the house.
* {{Diary}}: Auntie's got one, and Prof desperately looks through it to see if there's some way to stop the haunting. Nope.

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* DemonicPossession: Gorgeous [[spoiler:Gorgeous in the end is possessed by Auntie and the spirit of the house.
house.]]
* {{Diary}}: Auntie's got one, and Prof desperately looks through it to see if there's some way to stop the haunting. Nope.[[spoiler:Nope.]]



* {{Fanservice}}: Tasteful (is that anything like the kind of word you'd use for a film like this?) for most of the film, but then it increases during the climax. Gorgeous takes a bath; Kung-Fu spends the latter portion of the movie in nothing but a halter top and panties. Prof loses all her clothes in the water of the flooded house right before she disappears forever. Gorgeous is semi-topless for her final scene with Fantasy.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Tasteful (is that anything like the kind of word you'd use for a film like this?) for most of the film, but then it increases during the climax. Gorgeous takes a bath; Kung-Fu spends the latter portion of the movie in nothing but a halter top and panties. Prof loses all her clothes in the water of the flooded house right [[spoiler:right before she disappears forever. forever.]] Gorgeous is semi-topless for her final scene with Fantasy.



** FinalGirl: Fantasy is meant to be this, but she gets (implicitly) killed offscreen a few minutes before the ending.
* GainaxEnding: The deeply strange ending to this deeply strange movie has Gorgeous, who seems to have taken Auntie's place, receiving her would-be aunt Ryoko at the house--and apparently killing her. Then a little meditation about ThePowerOfLove that comes out of nowhere. Then, roll credits.

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** FinalGirl: Fantasy [[spoiler:Fantasy]] is meant to be this, but she gets (implicitly) killed offscreen a few minutes before the ending.
* GainaxEnding: The deeply strange ending to this deeply strange movie has Gorgeous, [[spoiler:Gorgeous, who seems to have taken Auntie's place, receiving her would-be aunt stepmother Ryoko at the house--and apparently killing her. Then a little meditation about ThePowerOfLove that comes out of nowhere. ]] Then, roll credits.



* HopeSpot: Kung Fu's legs escape from, uh...f-from the house(?) long enough to kick the painting of Shiro in the face, apparently destroying Auntie. Unfortunately the house apparently just switches to using Oshare as its cat's-paw.

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* HopeSpot: Kung [[spoiler:Kung Fu's legs escape from, uh...f-from the house(?) long enough to kick the painting of Shiro in the face, apparently destroying Auntie. Unfortunately the house apparently just switches to using Oshare Gorgeous as its cat's-paw.]]



* LosingYourHead: Mac. Her detached head laughs, ''flies'' and ''and bites Fantasy's butt''.

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* LosingYourHead: Mac. Her detached head laughs, ''flies'' and ''and bites ''bites Fantasy's butt''.



* RedHerring: Ryoko is introduced as weird and spooky, with an oddly detached manner, and a wind effect that always has her clothes blowing around her. She proceeds to take no part in the story until she pops up again at the end, only for Gorgeous to kill her.

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* RedHerring: Ryoko is introduced as weird and spooky, with an oddly detached manner, and a wind effect that always has her clothes blowing around her. She proceeds to take no part in the story until she pops up again at the end, only [[spoiler:only for Gorgeous to kill her.]]



* TooDumbToLive: All the surviving girls when they meet a possessed Gorgeous and fail to notice it despite the glaring clues.

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* TooDumbToLive: All the surviving girls when they meet a [[spoiler:a possessed Gorgeous Gorgeous]] and fail to notice it despite the glaring clues.
25th Aug '17 7:56:04 PM jamespolk
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* CreatorCameo: The weird guy operating the fruit stand is composer Kobayashi Asei.
9th Jun '17 5:32:28 PM aaaaa
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: As well as the aforementioned [[AsideGlance aside glances]] given by Auntie, there are a few other instances of this in the film. The flashback showing Auntie's history is apparently styled as a film-within-the-film, with the girls commenting on the action and the picture burning up at the end.
22nd Dec '16 7:16:22 PM Velfi
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* {{Fanservice}}: Tasteful (is that anything like the kind of word you'd use for a film like this?) for most of the film, but then it increases during the climax. Gorgeous takes a bath; Kung-Fu spends the latter portion of the movie in nothing but a halter top and panties. Prof looses all her clothes in the water of the flooded house right before she disappears forever. Gorgeous is semi-topless for her final scene with Fantasy.

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* {{Fanservice}}: Tasteful (is that anything like the kind of word you'd use for a film like this?) for most of the film, but then it increases during the climax. Gorgeous takes a bath; Kung-Fu spends the latter portion of the movie in nothing but a halter top and panties. Prof looses loses all her clothes in the water of the flooded house right before she disappears forever. Gorgeous is semi-topless for her final scene with Fantasy.
5th Dec '16 12:15:18 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Kung-Fu deserves her name.
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