Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Mark Wickham's "Hausu" Movie Poster

My daily "Poster Per Diem" feature is focused on awesome prints that have since sold out, never existed in the first place (AKA concept posters) or just bear mentioning. In other words: this is my chance to say, "I never got a chance, for whatever reason, to write about you on this here website, but I think you're really purty and I want to let the world know." Or something like that.

Hausu Movie Poster
Mark Wickham
300 mm x 420 mm (Screen Print) - Signed and Numbered
€20 (~ $26) - Limited to 55

For the folks who haven't yet experienced Hausu by Nobuhiko Ôbayashi, here's how I would best describe the movie: Picture a scenic hillside in Japan, and on that hillside is a house, and in that house are seven giggly Japanese schoolgirls, but unbeknownst to them the home also accommodates a vengeful disembodied head, a carnivorous piano, a murderous grandfather clock, a man who is at some point turned into a mound of bananas, and a batshit-crazy ghost cat. And just for good measure, all of this surreal lunacy unfolds under a rainbow of psychedelic colors and sounds. To say the film is nuts would be an understatement, but it's also a blast to watch and something every cinephile should check out.

In honor of a 2011 Hausu screening by the Dublin-based Hollywood Babylon Film Club, artist Mark Wickham created an amazing print that celebrates the film's odd marriage between gore and cutesy Japanese culture to absolute perfection. If, like me, you're a huge fan of the film, you must run, not walk, to the Hollywood Babylon Big Cartel store and pick one of these posters up for €20 (approximately $26) at once. The screen print measures 300 mm x 420 mm and is limited to an edition of 55. To learn more about Mark, visit You can also see what Hollywood Babylon is up to by visiting their Tumblr, Facebook, and following @hollywdbabylon on Twitter.

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