July 30, 2022

This Day in Halloween: Bizarre Japanese horror comedy with amateur actors "House" (Hausu) opens across in Japan in 1977. / Illustration by Holly Vigil

House (Hausu) opens across in Japan in 1977. The often bizarre horror comedy featuring mostly amateur actors is a hit with audiences and flop with critics in Japan, but becomes a cult favorite in the U.S. when it’s released on home video in 2009.