Japanese horror film series continues with cult classic “House” Tues., July 12

Here at Best Video Film & Cultural Center, horror films aren’t just relegated to the cold, dark months of the year—we celebrate them all year round. So why not a horror film series in July, Mother Nature’s hottest offering yet? BVFCC would like to invite you to a Japanese Horror series in the midst of humidity, sweat, and muggy moods.

BVFCC launches a new film screening series, “4 Icons of Japanese Horror: From Mizoguchi to Miike—A Peek Into the Dark,” on Tues., July 5. Beginning with Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Ugetsu” (1953), it proceeds chronologically on Tuesdays through “House” (1977), “Cure” (1997), and “Audition” (1999).

Each screening starts at 7 PM and admission is $7.

With our recent installation of an Asian Horror section, customers will be able to enjoy the dark corners of the film universe. By shining a spotlight on it this month, we’re showcasing some of the best of the best. Because this section is so varied, we decided to pick 4 films from a single country, Japan. Why Japan, one might ask? Japan has arguably the most storied and vast selection of truly masterful exercises in the genre. With these four films, we hope to illustrate the genius and/or madness the genre has to offer.

The 1977 film “House,” directed by Nobuhiko Obayashi, screens Tues., July 12. “House” is a certified cult classic—wild and beyond comprehension. It’s an odd and charming take on the haunted house genre made famous by American directors such as Robert Wise and James Whale.

Support for this series has been provided to Best Video Film & Cultural Center from Connecticut Humanities (CTH), with funding provided by the Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development/Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) from the Connecticut State Legislature.