ARTICLES BY Grace Krilanovich

Nobuhiko Obayashi’s Hausu: The Haunted House Meets The Holy Mountain

Grace Krilanovich


Orange Eats Creeps, Grace Krilanovich’s debut novel, has been intensely praised by Shelley Jackson, Steve Erickson, Blake Butler, Brian Evenson and, um, Gawker. Set in a meth-ravaged section of the 1990s Pacific northwest, it includes junkie vampires, drug-induced ESP and a missing foster sister. By all reports it is awesome. Here, as a Halloween mood-setter, Krilanovich reviews the 1977 Japanese psychedelic horror film House, directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, an experimental filmmaker who had previously directed a Charles Bronson commercial for "Mandom" cologne. The film has just been lushly re-released by Criterion Collection.