The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

House (Hausu)

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 – Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019

05:00 PM – 06:45 PM


Presented by Fareena Arefeen, 2016 Houston Youth Poet Laureate

Screening on Halloween weekend, House invokes the spirit of the holiday. This hallucinatory head trip follows a schoolgirl who travels with six classmates to her ailing aunt’s creaky country home. Evil spirits, a demonic house cat, a bloodthirsty piano, and other ghoulish visions are all realized by filmmaker Nobuhiko Obayashi via mattes, animation, and collage effects. House is a memorable cult favorite that is hard to describe—and not to be missed!

“Delirious, deranged, gonzo or just gone, baby, gone—no single adjective or even a pileup does justice to House … [an] energetic exemplar of pulp surrealism.” —New York Times

House … is really the Damndest Thing: a gleefully chaotic DayGlo haunted house movie (Sam Raimi has to have seen this) that suggests the Sid and Marty Krofft universe gone mental. Ok, mental-er …” —Seattle’s Stranger

House is very real, very strange and willfully weird. The result is phantasmagoric nonsense, as if Sam Raimi, Dario Argento, Russ Meyer, and Roman Polanski had randomly edited together clips from a soap opera, a slasher flick, and a feminine hygiene commercial.” —Detroit’s Metro Times

• Read more about the film here and here.

About the Speaker

Fareena Arefeen is a graduate of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and is majoring in English at the University of Texas at Austin. She was Houston’s second Youth Poet Laureate.

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Tickets for House (Hausu)

Sunday, November 3, 2019 5 p.m.

Looking for Film Buff or Member tickets?

If you are a current Film Buff or Museum Member, please sign in to access your free and discounted tickets.

Price Qty. Total
Adult $9.00
Members pay only $7.00
Senior (65+) $7.00    $0.00
Sub Total: $0.00


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    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • General Admission

    • MFAH Members FREE
    • Adults $15
    • Seniors (65+ with ID) $10
    • Military (with ID) $10
    • College Students (19+ with ID) $7.50
    • Youth (13–18) $7.50
    • Children (12 & younger) FREE
    • Certain special exhibitions are ticketed, with an additional charge.
    On Thursday, general admission is free for everyone.

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Paid Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Make visiting a snap! Visit mfah.org/parking for complete parking info, including a map you can download.

    Two Parking Garages        

    Parking Garage Hours

    Open daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.

    Parking Garage Fees

    • Parking payments may be made only with major credit cards, or with MasterCard and Visa debit cards.
    • The first 30 minutes are always free. On Thursday, parking is free for visitors who enter the Museum between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
    • For hourly rates, go to mfah.org/parking
    Recommendation for guests with limited mobility: Use the covered drop-off lane at the Main Street entrance to the Beck Building, or use wheelchair-accessible parking in the garage at 1144 Binz Street.

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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