Mike / February 6th, 2012
February 6, 2012 at 12:06 am
Mike sounds tired. Or is trying not to wake up sleeping people in his house.
February 6, 2012 at 12:51 am
Yeah i noticed also Mike did’nt seem like his normal self in this
February 6, 2012 at 12:59 am
He even changed his name to just Mike when he posts and didn’t even have the intro. I’m not saying Mike or James are getting soft, but perhaps they are starting to mature or grow out of the whole routine. It’ll probably be a good thing if they become great movie directors and make great films. I even noticed James in the panel videos, especially with Pat, he just seems to be less ”into” things now.
February 6, 2012 at 2:06 am
@MrBrrumpkins Or it could be entirely possible, that some of you folks are just looking too deeply into little details.
February 6, 2012 at 2:07 am
@MrBrrumpkins I don’t think they’re maturing or changing their philosophy behind the reviews. The voice over just seems a little bland (for whatever reason) and is in need of a little more energy. Sometimes when you need to produce something on a schedule the creative spark just isn’t there, so you get an inconsistent product.
February 6, 2012 at 2:36 am
@cfredtmbg @MrBrrumpkins No, I think he’s delivering wonderfully. Fuck the Motherfuckin’ Mondays by Mother Fuckin’ Mike thing. Shit. This is a good ass review. In fact, it encapsulated the movie so well I just bought it!
February 6, 2012 at 10:11 am
@Mike/Cinemassacre That’s understandable, from that point of view. Personally, I still like the “MFer Monday” thing, but hey, who cares. Some people don’t seem to understand that while people like you and James make things to entertain others, that doesn’t mean you’re obligated to do anything any of the “Fans” say. Some “fans” can get rather bitchy and demanding, and it’s best to just ignore it, I think. As a writer and creator myself, I can sympathize. So do whatever you feel is best. It’s your work, you’re the one who has to like it at the end of the day.
February 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm
It’s cool Mike, I seen that and responded to someone else who noticed it as well. I have no problem why you made those subtle changes, in fact I agree 100%. Also, in the AVGN : Nintendo Power episode, James starts off by saying ”It’s time to chill out, nah not worry I’m not going mellow on you or anything like that.” The reason I mention this is because that always resonated in my mind, by the way, that episode might be my favorite. So, I’m not mentioning that to condone anything I thought about your changes. As a true fan, I just noticed a change in what we all are used to getting. You explained why and I am with you Mike.
June 26, 2014 at 1:35 am
February 6, 2012 at 12:09 am
Lol sounds like this is Japan’s answer to “Eraserhead”
February 6, 2012 at 12:17 am
i stayed up to see this 🙂 now im gunn regret it tomorow morning… acualy fuck that it was worth it!
February 6, 2012 at 12:23 am
February 6, 2012 at 12:40 am
February 6, 2012 at 12:24 am
whats this avgnepisode
February 6, 2012 at 12:34 am
blood spewing pussy lol
February 6, 2012 at 12:36 am
yeah but does it have boobs
February 6, 2012 at 12:56 am
Oh gods, THIS movie! I remember seeing the Piano Scene in a YouTube clip. (For those interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBZfG6_8cOU). I shared that link with a couple of friends at the time, but got extremely negative/disgusted responses. Apparently they don’t share my… taste… in humor.
February 6, 2012 at 12:58 am
Daaamm! What am I looking at here!?
Actually, these clips were kinda disturbing. It truely is a nightmarish piece.
February 6, 2012 at 1:25 am
House is a rather generic name. They should have called it, “Blood Spewing Cat House”. That would catch people’s attention!
February 6, 2012 at 1:33 am
It was pretty interesting. I got it on a whim, and to say the least I was satisfied.
I ended up recognizing one one of the scenes from a youtube video. It appears to have quite the following.
February 6, 2012 at 1:35 am
February 6, 2012 at 1:59 am
I remember my mother mentioning this film to me as a kid for some reason, because it had “Norm” from Cheers in it, which was her favorite show.
February 6, 2012 at 2:02 am
I never even knew this movie existed until I saw it on TV a few weeks ago. TCM I think (which is why they’re the best channel on TV). Fuckin’ weird, for sure.
There’s another “House” movie, an American one from the 80s, with “Norm” from Cheers as a nosey neighbor. It also, is fuckin’ weird, though in a different way.
I fucking LOVE this movie!!! Thanks, Mike!
February 6, 2012 at 2:24 am
Did I see a butt vampire in there?
February 6, 2012 at 2:26 am
February 6, 2012 at 2:32 am
I am going to Amazon right now…
February 6, 2012 at 2:39 am
I would like to see a remake of this.
February 6, 2012 at 2:40 am
@CareyPalmer It would all be CGI, with horrible actors and a toned down screenplay. A generic trailer with 200 fade to black moments would announce the movie. The movie would try to explain everything and give a background to every event. Sounds like fun…. xD
February 6, 2012 at 2:55 am
@metalcommand @CareyPalmer He is right carey, Hollywood Fucks remakes up so bad it aint worth the money to go and watch it, They romanticize the shit out of everything and kill the plots with to much comercialized BS. I bet you anything that the remake of this money would become a big commercial of fancy feast or somehow put Ford somewhere in there.
February 6, 2012 at 10:07 am
They honestly need to QUIT making remakes, for the most part. Especially of Sci-Fi and Horror films. 99% of the time, the classics were and are better. Just look at The Day the Earth Stood Still, or Clash of the Titans. A bunch of pretty CGI doesn’t make up for bad acting, bad writing, cheap shortcuts, etc. Sure, not ALL old films are classics. Just like not ALL remakes are bad. There have been a few that I really liked. But they’re usually the exception.
February 6, 2012 at 2:59 am
@CareyPalmer There’s no way there could ever be a remake of this worth making.
February 6, 2012 at 2:43 am
@TysenCannady why T.T ?
February 6, 2012 at 2:44 am
Yeah, I wanna have the dvd from the serie House! You know, that funny doctor!*mom gives you present for you birthday*Mom..what’s this…?It’s House!Well……
Holy shit! I need to see this! NOOOOWWWW
February 6, 2012 at 2:47 am
Mike, are you…..are you like, OK? you sound like your either falling asleep or bored out of your mind while you were making the voice over….
February 6, 2012 at 10:05 am
@Mike/Cinemassacre @Marvipe Don’t worry Mike. Remember not to take comments on here too seriously. Most people on the internet are assholes, because they can be. I mean hell, look at some of the comments people have made about James. If you read and really considered every stupid comment morons on the this site tend to make sometimes, it’d probably sour you to even doing this. I know it would for me.Your work is fine, and I say, just “fuck it”, do what you feel. If a few needy folks are entertained, that’s their problem. Soldier on, my friend!
February 6, 2012 at 12:55 pm
@Devil_Rising @Mike/Cinemassacre excuse me, but I wasn’t trying to be an asshole. was anything I said truly that insulting? Mike didn’t sound as enthusiastic and he usually does, so I asked him about it. how on earth is that being an asshole?
@Mike/Cinemassacre oh, ok. no problem. you just didn’t sound as excited as you normally do. I guess your voice just seemed…..toned down for some reason. I don’t know. but whatever, don’t worry about it.
February 6, 2012 at 2:52 am
I like what i see. Talk about a total LCD trip O.O I wish I saw this back in the 90s
February 6, 2012 at 2:58 am
“The first experimental horror film ever” Are you kidding me? What about Kurutta ippêji from 1926 and all the experimental horror films from 1960’s and 70’s before this, not to mention everything in between. Hell, even Eraserhead came before this, surely you’ve seen that one?
@Sunderbuggles Well, it’s how you define ‘experimental horrorfilm’, actually. I don’t know how Mike defines it.
February 6, 2012 at 3:37 am
@Sunderbuggles And how about The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari? I would even argue that horror is experimental by nature. All the great horror movies of the past seem normal now, because they get copied so much, but in their time they were all shocking and weird; Blair Witch, The Exorcist, The Ring, Dracula (both of them), Godzilla, Halloween, Psycho, Jaws, Carrie, Alien, The Fly, Eraserhead, The Sixth Sense, Saw, Terminator, etc..
It’s way to obvious you are reading from a script reviewing this.
I can only help but think that james wrote it all for you and you read it.
at least put some effort into your line reading..
that could of been a great review.
February 6, 2012 at 3:15 am
@Creep You. Are. Discombobulated. …Sorry, my friend wrote that for me because I am incapable of forming my own thoughts into words.
February 6, 2012 at 3:17 am
@Creep OH, and it’s “could HAVE been”
February 6, 2012 at 3:30 am
Mike doesn’t need homosexual fanboys of his protecting him. He’s a big boy and can handle criticism I’m sure.
White knights, ONWARD!
OH, and it’s ” No one cares about my grammar “
February 6, 2012 at 3:51 am
@Creep Well, the homo part of your retort is inexplicable. I love vaginas and the juices they spew(look it up, maybe someday you’ll get a taste too). I care deeply about grammar. There are too many FUCKING MORONS online these days that do not comprehend the English language. I try to correct them whenever possible.
February 6, 2012 at 3:11 am
Kay, so you dropped “Motherfucker” from all your monday reviews? You even redacted all previous “Motherfucker” references in your first few videos – what’s going on???
February 6, 2012 at 3:23 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6VcvEYLwTc in case you wanna watch this movie, here’s a link. fuck subtitles
February 6, 2012 at 3:32 am
Wow what happend Mike this review was like drinking a flat pop there was no fizz at all. Yoiu got rid of “Mother fucking monday” intro as well.
Compare it supergirl review which had alot more
February 6, 2012 at 4:10 am
Hey Mike. Just wanted to let you know I really liked this review. You’re going to get a lot of flack from people who don’t like change but I don’t mind a review from you that isn’t all about bashing on a film. This film looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see it for myself. Thanks for reviewing it!
February 6, 2012 at 4:13 am
hey mike… i like you
February 6, 2012 at 4:18 am
Poor Mike Everybody criticising him because he tried a serious aproach instead of his usual funny reviews.Don’t worry Mike things will be better when James is back fom California,there will pressure on you.
February 6, 2012 at 4:26 am
MIKE I just want to say I really prefer reviews like this. It often makes me cringe when you use corny tag lines like “motherfucker mike” and whatever. Keep it up 😀
February 6, 2012 at 5:15 am
@Mike/Cinemassacre Yeah I agreed, see in the Board James series it made more sense, er “fit in” better. But when you do movie reviews or game glitches, it does tend to make light of the subject a little TOO much.
February 6, 2012 at 10:45 am
@LuukeNukem @Mike/Cinemassacre I see it lives on as your reviews. That does make sense great video.
February 6, 2012 at 10:01 am
@LuukeNukem Whatever man. He’ll always be “Motherfucker Mike” to most of us. How the hell is that “corny”? It’s funny, and it fits the humor Cinemassacre has ALWAYS had, Mike included. Besides, “Motherfucking Mondays” was a fantastic title, know why? Because Mondays usually ARE a real “Motherfucker”. lol
February 6, 2012 at 4:28 am
I was never a huge fan of the old intro anyway, Mike. Not that I don’t enjoy your reviews. What with all of the Nerd’s crazy crap-spewing, potty-mouthed escapades (all of which I thoroughly enjoy), I think it’d be a welcome change to to the site to see you doing some more mellow, serious work. Combining the Nerd’s insanity with your new-found style could give us the best of both worlds. Keep it up.Either way, you know your true fans will continue to support ya.
February 6, 2012 at 4:54 am
Great review, might watch it for myself. BTW, I like that you actually reply to comments.
February 6, 2012 at 5:33 am
@Mike/Cinemassacre Oh, and, ever heard of the movie Uzumaki? It’s another trippy japanese horror movie. you should check it out if you haven’t seen it
February 6, 2012 at 4:58 am
Hey Mike, have you ever thought about doing an AMA ( Ask Me Anything) over at reddit.com? I think it would go over pretty well if you found the time to do it, and could give some good exposure to the site and the AVGN movie.
February 6, 2012 at 5:10 am
@Mike/Cinemassacre You just go over to http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/ Click on the register button to make an account, then just go down to the “Submit a Link” button on the right-hand side and start your AMA.
Check out some of the other AMAs on the page to see how most people go about it (Introducing yourself, set up guidelines, what you don’t wanna talk about, etc.)
Also, the redditors over there always want verification that you’re really you, so the best way to go about that is posting a picture of yourself holding a reddit sign or somethng.
I’m excited to hear you’re interested in the idea, and hope to see you do one!
February 6, 2012 at 5:18 am
I didn’t expect the name “Motherfucker” to be dropped now, but actually I felt like it wasn’t appropriate the first few times you used it outside Board James, because I tought “Motherfucker Mike” was just the character in those reviews, a cheating motherfucker, not your actual nickname. Kinda like if James was called “Video Game Nerd James” or something, outside the AVGN. It may even fit, but it would create confusion with the character. So I’m perfectly fine with just “Mike”. Oh, nice review btw!
I got a question Mike. Ever heard of a movie called “Phantasm”? I don’t know if you take request but I thought it be cool if you could do a review of that movie or at least mention it, personally I find it really good but extremely underrated.
February 6, 2012 at 5:23 am
@Thrashing Deth No shit man, i fucking love those movies. I perfer the 1st and 2nd ones myself, the others….yeh. Years ago I always watched pieces of them with my brothers on old vhs that we taped a liltle of, but recently i bought the collection of them. Just my 2 cents worth but i would also love to see a review those great movies!!
February 6, 2012 at 5:24 am
@Mike/Cinemassacre @Thrashing Deth That would be sweet as Mike
February 6, 2012 at 11:00 am
@Mike/Cinemassacre @Thrashing Deth That would be cool Mike, but I have to tell you, it’s one of those series, that the first one is superior.
February 6, 2012 at 5:20 am
This movie really reminds me of the trippy game “Yume Nikki” if you and James ever wanna play something that’s really out there I’d suggst it
I didnt know what to expect from a movie called house but this is something i would never expect to be in any movie!
February 6, 2012 at 5:36 am
Shit looks so crazy and insane… I bet if you watch it on Acid, it would look like a traditional, run-of-the-mill 70s horror film. I’m not saying that Americans don’t produce some fucked up shit (Just look at Ren and Stimpy, and cartoons like that), but why is it that Japan seems to have a monopoly on insane and chaotic media? Japan’s culture revolves more around a group, while America’s tend to be more around the individual, so maybe shows like this, if any purpose at all, are meant to be seen together with friends and they together try to give the images meaning.
February 6, 2012 at 5:57 am
when i saw house i immediately thought of the 1986 movie by the same name name, But then i saw this video and was like “F*cK” i need to see this movie. Thanks for a great sugestion!
February 6, 2012 at 6:03 am
ugh why wont the video play
oh nvm now it’s working
February 6, 2012 at 6:13 am
Something that I think would be aweome to see is you and James do things like Bloody Mary, Midnight Man, some urban legends type stuff. Call it Fear Fridays.
February 6, 2012 at 6:18 am
It looks as if Evil Dead met Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo
February 6, 2012 at 6:28 am
Hi Mike! I remember seeing this film back in Japan about in the early 80’s when it came out on VCR (it was titled “Hausu” back then) and watched it a few times with my brother. It used to give me nightmares (especially that flying head and the piano.) You’ve mentioned that the house is trying to kill them, but as I recall, the heroines grandmother -who is a witch, uses the house to kill the young girls, and as more characters die, the more younger and healthier she looks (from being wheelchair bound to looking 30 years younger at the end). I would think that she is the main villain, and perhaps the house is more of a tool. You didn’t mention it, so on the off chance I thought you might have missed it. Anyway, it’s a thrill to see that someone review it and notify everyone of its existance. Thanks a lot Mike! Good going with the reviews!
February 6, 2012 at 8:52 am
@Mike/Cinemassacre And if you don’t have a blu-ray? which dvd is the best? the Masters of Cinema version(Eureka!) ?
February 6, 2012 at 12:05 pm
@Erwinator yes, that version is the best as far as dvd’s go. but if you want bluray, go for the criterion one. @Mike/Cinemassacre
February 6, 2012 at 6:31 am
The fact that you ended this with “fancy feast” make me lost my fucking mind. I couldn’t stop laughing for some reason.
SO BADLY GOOD, GOD.
February 6, 2012 at 7:56 am
I think this movie would have to be more of a rent or borrow for me. If I watched it too many times I’d start having nightmares.
February 6, 2012 at 10:58 am
@Syrin ….or seizures.
February 6, 2012 at 7:58 am
Great review Mike, keep up the good work. =)
You wouldn’t happened to have seen “Gozu” (which is directed by infamous bizarre movie director Takashi Miike) have you?
February 6, 2012 at 8:21 am
Looks like a Japanese ”Evil Dead”.
February 6, 2012 at 8:45 am
Yay! I love this movie. 😀
February 6, 2012 at 9:00 am
And do you have some Lucio Fulci-movies? Or Dario Argento ?
February 6, 2012 at 9:04 am
Jesus Christ man stop letting the trolls get to you so bad, just fucking ignore them. It’s the internet, there’s always a bigger loser.
February 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm
@Solobear So considering that you’re a troll and a big loser, you are pleading with people to ignore you? Awesome, consider it done!
February 6, 2012 at 9:57 am
Mike, I’m going to have to get this on Blu-ray. Hey, come to think of it, this sort of reminds me of “The Forbidden Zone.” I’m almost positive you’ve seen it, and if not, it deserves a video!
February 6, 2012 at 10:03 am
Probably the most insane movie I’ve ever seen. It really is quite impressive how many techniques the director manages to cram into one film, and some of his shots truly are ingenious. The story is completely gonzo but it does have more substance than you’d expect, mainly through Freudian symbolism (the whole story is essentially a twisted coming-of-age tale).
February 6, 2012 at 10:37 am
The first time I heard about this movie and could see some parts of it, I remember thinking: “They must have been on LSD to make it”.
February 6, 2012 at 10:39 am
i remeber when PS1 was brand new i saw a VHS of “House” on a UK bootsale but the image was a big hand… is this the same film? if not what is it cause i so wanted to check it out
February 6, 2012 at 12:03 pm
@AaronPorter That’s most likely the American movie called House (unrelated to this movie). The cover had a severed hand holding a key to a door. It is a really good Horror/Comedy, check it out.
February 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm
@AaronPorter If it was a rotting hand ringing a doorbell, no, that’s another wonderful haunted house horror movie by Steve Miner.There is however a groovy illustrated palm on a lesser known Hausu poster, so maybe you saw that? Not likely though.
February 6, 2012 at 10:42 am
What happened to Motherfucking Monday man. It was the next best thing after Turtle Tuesday.
February 6, 2012 at 10:50 am
@MartinTollberg Mike is an idiot and responds to the trolls. I guess he’s new to the internet. He’s ruining this site.
February 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm
@Solobear @MartinTollberg Mike is great. You’re going to have to accept him for the time being since James is away. But you’re a hater so there’s no point in explaining that to you
February 6, 2012 at 12:42 pm
February 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm
@Solobear If you don’t like his stuff then don’t watch it! To say he’s ruining this site is fucking ridiculous.
February 6, 2012 at 11:11 am
while everyone is waiting for James to get with the program, check this out:
February 6, 2012 at 11:19 am
Ahh HAusu, I caught wind of this a few years ago and at that time it was next to impossible to find a hard copy so I snagged the AVI to see WTF it was about. Now I have the bluray. Such a great old flick…
I’m a bit sad to see the format change for your Monday reviews, but hey not a big deal. Going simple isn’t really a bad thing, takes less time to make the video’s and I am sure Mike has plenty on his plate right now as it is.
I do feel bad for Mike. James is away doing the movie, there is a backlog of video’s to help fill in the gap of him being gone but the fans are always hungry for more and the format of a new bit of content every other day is a large hole to fill. Mike takes up the torch to offer up what he can and all he gets is grief from AVGN fans no matter what he’s doing… sheesh… I’d rather see stuff from mike then drop down to seeing only 1 new video a week. though to be honest if the site dropped to 1 bit a week I’d still be ok with that too.
Yer doin great Mike. If I had the time to drive way down to philly to shake yer hand and buy you a beer, I certainly would. Maybe soon!
February 6, 2012 at 11:25 am
Sweet, I bought this on Blu-ray when it came out not knowing anything about it. I was not disappointed. Great review Mike.
February 6, 2012 at 11:29 am
Pretty strange movie, I guess. I know, that there are some other House 2 and House 3 movies, are them from this series?
February 6, 2012 at 11:53 am
@CyrilWindlovver There is an American made series of movies from the 80s called House. They are unrelated to this movie, but they are really good themselves, especially the first one.
February 6, 2012 at 12:02 pm
@Big McLargehuge thanks a lot for reply! So, I’ll check out both American and Japanese Houses 🙂 Btw, we have a reality show, which Russia and Ukraine hates, It goes for about 10 years allready, and it is called ‘DOM 2’, which means… House 2))
February 6, 2012 at 11:30 am
Mike never hold back because of other peoples critiscism, give it all you got!
There will always be people whining about stuff, but u gotta look past that and focus on the people who enjoy ur films and the people who give actual constructive advice. Dont take out stuff cause some guys dont like it, there is plenty of other sites to go to if they are displeased and let the rest of us enjoy what u do.
my 2 cents
February 6, 2012 at 11:38 am
LOL that fucking cat screaming at the end
February 6, 2012 at 11:55 am
The image for the video on the main site made me think of Looney Tune’s Gossamer with a feline face.
February 6, 2012 at 12:09 pm
964 Pinocchio is more fuckt up movie.
February 6, 2012 at 1:01 pm
1977! That is so hard to believe! The production value back then must’ve been really high if they can make special effect like this! Japan was ahead of its time for technology.