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Hausu (free)

  • Union South Marquee 1308 West Dayton Street Madison, WI, 53715 United States (map)
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Nobuhiko Obayashi's 1977 film Hausu (House) is generally regarded as one of the most batshit-crazy cult films of all time, and while it's been screened in Madison quite a few times over the last few years, it's always a fun movie to watch with a crowd. The food-and-drink-friendly Marquee Theater should be a perfect place for a screening, as its audiences are usually a bit more boisterous, and having access to alcohol is kind of necessary to get through a movie this bizarre. House follows teenage girl Gorgeous and her school friends, who take a vacation to her aunt's big spooky house in the country, which of course starts killing them off one by one. While Hausu begins with a cheerful, lighthearted tone, the film veers quickly into bloody, psychedelic horror that uses pretty much every special effect available at the time. The plot doesn't make whole lot of sense, but if you're the kind of person who likes movies where someone gets eaten by a piano, Hausu is definitely the film for you. —Ian Adcock

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