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There has always been fake medicine, from the medieval times where people believed that a bag of herbs would cure…

When the director Nobuhiko Obayashi made his 1977 horror film, House, the director was inspired by conversations he’d had with his 10-year old daughter, Higumi. She told him about visions of a house that can eat people. She pondered on someone being attacked by their own reflection, a grand piano with keys for teeth that eats someone. Nobuhiko combined these images to create a rich and dreamy film, a flash of technicolour macabre that is best described as a ‘psychedelic ghost tale.’ But Obayashi used the film’s fantastical world to suggest a darker message.