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WU Cinema Presents: 'Eraserhead' + 'House'

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | 8:00 PM

Brown Hall, 100
Brown Hall, St. Louis, MO 63130

Halloween: Eraserhead + House Double Feature



Eraserhead (1977)
Directed by David Lynch
1977,1h 40m, DCP

Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. (NR, 89 min.)

A dream of dark and troubling things . . .
David Lynch’s 1977 debut feature, Eraserhead, is both a lasting cult sensation and a work of extraordinary craft and beauty. With its mesmerizing black-and-white photography by Frederick Elmes and Herbert Cardwell, evocative sound design, and unforgettably enigmatic performance by Jack Nance, this visionary nocturnal odyssey continues to haunt American cinema like no other film.

House (1977)
Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi
1977, 1hr 28min, In Japanese with English subtitles. Digital

“Too absurd to be genuinely terrifying, yet too nightmarish to be merely comic, “House” seems like it was beamed to Earth from another planet.” – Philadelphia Inquirer

How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory head trip about a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home and comes face-to-face with evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions, all realized by Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. Equally absurd and nightmarish, House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet.


Doors open at 7:30pm

Unless otherwise noted, admission is:

Free for Washington University students with proper ID.

$7 for the general public
$5 for seniors, Washington University alumni and students from other schools
$4 for Washington University staff and faculty

We offer general admission seating with payment of cash or credit.

Note: Last-minute changes may occur.


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This Halloween we transport you to the heart of 1970s horror and surrealism with a double feature showcasing two iconic cult classics: “Eraserhead” and “House.” Grab your popcorn, and let’s embark on a journey into the realm of the supernatural and surreal.
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