Long story short: 1977's Hausu AKA House, a psychedelic-schoolgirl horror-romp directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, is the BEST FUCKING MOVIE EVER. I will not entertain any argument to the contrary. This is a fact.
It is pure insanity that I hadn't seen this movie until a week and a half ago, and I am now a changed man. There are no words to describe the experience. Either you've been there or you haven't. Wikipedia says this: "The film is about a schoolgirl traveling with her six classmates to her ailing aunt's country home, where they come face to face with supernatural events as the girls become devoured by the home one by one." I say that any attempt at trying to explain this film is doing it a disservice.
Sweet fan art
Hausu is just plain nuts--funny, weird, and completely "outsider"--while still being almost as creepy as this:
... or this:
But like I said, explanation = disservice. How about I show you a quick preview, and then let Hausu explain itself... With pictures?
Oh wait, that last one wasn't from Hausu at all! That was from some shitty cartoon I saw last week. The name escapes me, but i think it was called Desecration of A Masterpiece or something like that...
Hausu has finally received international release, meaning you can now get it on Netflix. But I recommend just buckling down and buying it instead. This thing warrants repeat viewing.
... Now go download the amazing soundtrack courtesy of Brother Phelpster over at The Manchester Morgue. You're welcome.