Comedy, Horror, Retro
Retro Film Series Presents
Hausu (House) & Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
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Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu (House)
(R, 1977, 88 min)
Last screened in 2016 at Splatterflix!
How to describe House (Hausu)? This is gonzo and hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects.
In Japanese with English subtitles
George Barry’s Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
(R, 1977, 80 min)
First-ever screening at Retro!
Immortalized by Patton Oswalt in one of his on-stage rants, this gothic horror is one-of-a kind experience: comic, horrific and dreamlike, that truly must be seen to be believed. It takes place at the edge of a grand estate, near a crumbling old mansion wherein lies a strange stone building with just a single room. In the room there lies a bed. Born of demonic power, the bed seeks the flesh, blood, and the life essence of unwary travelers. Three pretty girls on vacation — searching for a place to spend the night — tumble into the cruel insatiable hunger of the Bed!