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->''"If an alien who had just landed on Earth cornered you one day and asked, "Hey, what's with all the Internet jokes about Japan being really weird?" you could show him this movie and he would say, "Oh." Then he would '''leave planet Earth forever'''."''
-->''{{Website/Cracked}}'', ''[[http://www.cracked.com/article_18776_the-5-most-baffling-horror-movies-from-around-world.html The 5 Most Baffling Horror Movies From Around the World]]''

1977 Japanese horror movie by Nobuhiko Obayashi and considered the SpiritualPredecessor to ''The Franchise/EvilDead'', ''Hausu'' is the story of seven girls who decide to go to the country home belonging to the aunt of one of them, when all their summer vacation plans fall apart. 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 DavidLynch's version of a more colourful (if that's even possible) ''Film/{{Suspiria}}'' remake.

It was released in North America in 2009 as ''House''. Not to be confused with the American haunted house movie called [[Film/{{House}} House]], or that ''other'' [[Series/{{House}} House]] who's a snarky doctor.
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!!Included:

* ActionGirl: Kung Fu.
* AgentMulder and AgentScully: Fanta and Prof., respectively.
* AndThatsTerrible: During the piano scene, Melody's disembodied head shows up to comment on how "naughty" and "indecent" the situation is.
* AsideGlance: From Auntie. [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou Very creepy]].
* AxCrazy: [[spoiler:Auntie]]
* BadAss: Kung-Fu.
* ButtBiter: Mac's head
* CatsAreMean: [[spoiler:Shiro has to be one of the meanest cats ever to appear in a film.]]
* CoolTeacher: Togo.
* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Fantasy's the first one who notices something weird's going on, but everyone brushes off her suspicions.
* [[spoiler: DeadAllAlong: Auntie]].
* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:Auntie]]
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler:Inverted. Had the girls ''had'' sex, or been married, they wouldn't have been in danger]].
* DemBones: There's a doctor's skeleton hanging around; it occasionally dances for some reason. It's there because Auntie's Dad/Oshare's Grandpa used to treat patients there. So the haunted house is technically also an AbandonedHospital. That's...that's super.
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Oshare]]
* {{Diary}}: Auntie's got one, and Prof desperately looks through it to see if there's some way to stop the haunting. [[spoiler:Nope.]]
* DullSurprise: Some of the acting, is, uh... a bit shaky.
* EverythingTryingToKillYou: And that ''does'' mean '''everything'''.
* {{Fanservice}}: Tasteful (is that anything like the kind of word you'd use for a film like this?) for most of the film, then there get to be pretty random boobies all over the climax.
* FiveManBand: Seven, actually:
** TheHero: Oshare, before, [[BrainwashedAndCrazy y'know...]]
** TheBigGuy: Kung-Fu
** The BigEater: Mac
** TheSmartGuy: Prof.
** TheChick: Melody and Sweet
** FinalGirl: Fanta is meant to be this, [[spoiler:but she gets (implicitly) killed offscreen a few minutes before the ending]].
* GainaxEnding
* GeniusLoci: And it's hungry.
* HauntedHeadquarters: The titular House.
* HighPressureBlood: [[spoiler:Comes from out of the painting of Blanche, and doesn't stop until Prof is drowned.]]
* HopeSpot: [[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 as its cat's-paw.]]
* KillEmAll: And in the most ''bizarre'' ways ever.
* LosingYourHead: Mac. Her detached head laughs, ''flies'' and ''and bites Fanta's butt''.
* MediumBlending: Animation is used throughout the film in place of a lot of special effects, due to it being the 70s and all.
* MindScrew: There are pianos and lampshades (no no, not ''[[LampshadeHanging that]]'' [[LampshadeHanging kind]]) and ''bedsheets''. And they ''attack people''.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: ''Every character'' in this movie has a [[MeaningfulName nickname]].
* RightHandCat: Shiro, to Auntie; Really, [[TooDumbToLive people should have known something was up when the cat that walked in on Oshare when she was writing to her Aunt turned out to belong to said Aunt]].
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Sort of.
* SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror: Sliding crazily all through the movie.
* SupernaturallyDeliciousAndNutritious: Virgins.
* SurrealHorror / SurrealHumor: The two tropes blend together, really.
* StylisticSuck: Obayashi wanted the special effects to look as if a child had done them.
* TooDumbToLive: All the surviving girls when they meet [[spoiler:a possessed]] Oshare and fail to notice it despite the glaring clues.
* WidgetSeries
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