May 17 @ 11:59 pm| $12
How to describe Nobuhiko Ôbayahshi’s House? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? Any of the above will do for this comic, hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl, Oshare (Kimiko Ikegami), who wants to avoid spending summer vacation with her father’s eerily placid girlfriend. She opts instead to live at her ailing aunt’s creaky country home, bringing six classmates with her. All come face to face with evil spirits, bloodthirsty pianos, and a demonic housecat. A bona fide cult classic in the making, House is one of the most exciting genre discoveries in years. Fully subtitled. 35mm.