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Old 10-30-2010, 05:32 PM   #121
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There are guilty pleasures (every scene involving Kung Fu) and even a few outwardly cheesy moments that inexplicably work quite well such as Auntie (with skeleton in tow) and the cat "dancing" to the film's strangely haunting melody.
Did anyone notice during the cat's dancing scene that the poor cat was CLEARLY thrown onto the piano by someone standing outside the shot?
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Old 10-30-2010, 05:59 PM   #122
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That's how you get cats to do things.
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Old 10-30-2010, 11:50 PM   #123
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I was surprised that Denis Gifford's book HORROR MOVIES makes a fairly long cameo appearance in this film. That thing was my bible when I was eight years old.
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:33 AM   #124
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That's how you get cats to do things.
That explains why none thought about filming a Making Of during the shooting if Inferno.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:58 PM   #125
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Finally caught up the the film today. It was everything I hoped it would be. Wacky, psychedelic and ridiculous, I wouldn't be surprised if same Rami checked this film out before he made Evil dead 2. I'm not sure if I knew what the hell was going all of the time but it was one hell of a fun ride.
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Old 11-05-2010, 01:59 AM   #126
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HATED this movie. In fact I couldn't even finish it. Almost did but I just couldn't.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:21 AM   #127
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I liked it but felt exhausted afterwards. It plays like a high-energy cartoon - I kept thinking of the Powerpuff Girls.
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:36 AM   #128
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showing in San Diego on March 12. I'm planning on moving that day, so I could be really tired (it's a midnight showing), but I'll check it out on the big screen with a crowd. Maybe I'll enjoy it more this time.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:45 PM   #129
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Maybe I'll enjoy it more this time.
Eh, good luck on that.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:31 AM   #130
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It's a little slow to start, needs something spooky at the opening, but frankly I loved it. It harkens back to a lot of classic horror while still remaining contemporary. Made me miss that "outdoors shot in studio" look and feel.
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:07 AM   #131
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Eh, good luck on that.
Hey, i'll give anything a second chance. But if I don't dig it this time, I'm done trying
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Old 04-27-2011, 10:49 PM   #132
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I just watched this a few weeks ago with some writers for my podcast's website. None of us had seen it before save for the guy who picked it for us to watch. Afterwords we recorded a roundtable discussion about what we thought. You can check it out at The Macguffin Podcast website. It's pretty much all of us trying to explain the craziness and put it in context with other horror films.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:39 PM   #133
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I was surprised that Denis Gifford's book HORROR MOVIES makes a fairly long cameo appearance in this film. That thing was my bible when I was eight years old.
Absolutely! Back then there were only a handful of horror texts around and this was definitely a "must have" guide.

I really struggled with this film - I went in expecting great things but was sorely disappointed.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:16 AM   #134
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Unfortunately, I was unable to attend the midnight screening in March, but I did see the Blu-Ray with a small film forum. One thing that made the film infinitely more enjoyable the second time was the benefit of seeing it in a group setting, so those who are not fans of this (and I count myself in that category, at least initially) should consider re-watching in a similar setting.

It's just a lot better when you can hear people audibly say what you're probably thinking already. There were comments like "Wait, her name is 'Kung Fu'?", and I think when you can appreciate the total absurdity of the movie, you'll find it a lot more enjoyable. I know I did.
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Old 05-03-2011, 01:39 AM   #135
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I just happened upon this video and while it's about the Wizard of Oz I think it speaks for Hausu too, which is almost a deconstruction of the classic story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdM2Vi2JrEk

The other Hausu characters, like brain/heart/courage, are all different sides of the protagonist. There's a good review on it here: http://wtf-film.com/site/2007/09/28/house/ , which I swear was posted 'round these parts before but didn't spot it in this thread.
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