House

House ★★★★★

I could have sworn I had seen this before but...surely I didn’t because I could NEVER forget something like this. No amount of drugs could EVER wipe this completely from memory. In fact, I would think that drugs would only make one remember this more because it is THE CRAZIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN! And I’ve seen a lot of crazy stuff!

Honestly, I don’t know if I hate this film or love it...and because of that, I’m guessing that love is the only real answer. I have so many questions about this movie and yet none of them really matter. I mean, obviously, I have a lot of reading to do on this films history but it doesn’t change my initial reaction of complete and lovely bewilderment.

The story is about a group of girls that go to a mansion and then crazy stuff happens. Really, it doesn’t matter because the story quickly goes in every single possible different direction it can...and it does it almost all at once. Personally, I love it...but I know my taste in movies is...shall we say, different? Yes, let’s say that. I can easily see how, on the surface, people would think this film was total crap but...look closer. This film is so incredibly intricate and detailed that, if you can do nothing else, you have to admire the effort that was put into it. The effects, the editing, the camerawork...it all seems completely nonsensical...maybe even insane...but it's all done so purposefully that it’s kind of amazing. It took an extremely careful and talented set of hands to create this level of absurdity and I kinda hate that some people can’t see past all of that surface level to see all of that beautiful madness underneath. Oh well...to each his own, I suppose!

This is a film that absolutely demands many rewatches. There is just so much going on that it’s impossible to take it all in with one viewing. Seriously, every single time you blink, you miss something. There’s just THAT MUCH going on. This movie is the ultimate shrooms trip. I say that instead of “acid trip” because, if you’ve done both, you know this movie is definitely shrooms because there is some seriously freaky shit happening but it’s impossible not to have a good time. If you like surreal, crazy, whimsical, disturbing, creepy, cartoony, bizarre and hilarious movies (or even just one of those), this is totally worth checking out.

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