House of 1000 Corpses details
|Starring:||Sheri Moon, Bill Moseley, Jennifer Jostyn, Erin Daniels, Karen Black, Sid Haig|
|Genre:||Horror - General|
|Collections:||Evil Residents, Flesh Eating Zombies, Freaks and Beasts, Kick-Ass Chicks, Scary Cinema, The Deep South, Ultimate Halloween|
House of 1000 Corpses
|Run time:||1 hour 25 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Feb 2004|
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A rollercoaster ride of fun and gore!By David Gray from Clackmannanshire, Scotland , 01 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Jerry, Bill, Mary, and Denise are two couples out on the road in hopes of writing a book on offbeat roadside attractions. When the four meet Captain Spaulding, they learn of the legend of Dr. Satan, a local serial killer who would brutalize his victims. And so they take off in search of finding the tree that Dr. Satan was hung from, but on the way they pick up hitchhiker Baby. When their car breaks down, Baby invites them into her house which is nearby. This is where they meet the Firefly family, a murderous clan of bizarre people. As the family attacks the unsuspecting couples, Jerry and his friends try to survive the house of 1000 corpses and it's dark secrets.
House of 1000 corpses never takes itself too seriously, but still manages to remain quite atmospheric and dark. Rob Zombie, the musician, wrote and directesd this film which is a parody and homage to the 70's slasher flicks that he grew up on.
The film had production troubles from the outset, firstly in trying to find a company willing to produce this, as they all thought it too sick, and then in distributing it, as many cuts had to be made to get it released here in the UK. This release is a good 15 minutes shorter than the orginal shown at the Mar de Plata Film Festival and these cuts HAVE affected the film.
With all the cuts, the amount of gore on show in this film has been reduced dramatically, although some sick scenes do still remain. te acting for the most part is good, and Baby especially is great. She is married to Rob Zombie in real life and manages to look smoking throughout!
Seen by many as almost a direct ripoff of the Original Texas Chainsaw Massacre, this elevates itself above it by parodying it so greatly. Captain Spaulding is one of the greatest characters in this film, and easily one of the sickest. His sense of humour is morbid and sarcastic, which makes him perfect to laugh at.
Don't take this film seriously, don't go in with any preconceptions about it and you WILL take something away from it.
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A must for any horror fan!By horrorfiend (2 reviews) from Woking , 20 Feb 2008I thoroughly enjoyed this horror film, in fact I had to go out and buy myself a copy.
I didn't enjoy the sequel to it, it was very dissappointing but this film is a must.
If you enjoy lots of gore it great ;o)
However gave the last review, I think he got confused with a different film! ??
sounds better than it isBy fabulous (7 reviews) from Rotherham , 27 Jan 2008was really looking forward to watching this film and found it pants! it was a real let down! not as much gore as expected in the title and very poor ending!!!!
Ya'll think us folk from the country's real funny-like, dontcha?By JediSi (301 reviews) from Kent , 18 Dec 2007Four young adults on a road trip, gathering information about odd roadside attractions, run into the weird and obscene Captain Spaulding, who owns a gas station/fried chicken stand/murder ride. After tempting them with the local legend of a serial killer called Dr. Satan, the kids go off in search of further information. They stop to pick up a pretty hitchhiker, Baby Firefly, youngest member of the deranged Firefly 'family', who enjoy kidnapping and torturing random people. The lucky ones die quickly. The ones who live are eventually turned over to Dr. Satan, still alive and well and living in an underground House of 1000 Corpses.
Rob Zombie is quite obviously paying homage to the splatter films of the 70s with his '1000 Corpses' in-jokes abound, and the references to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Halloween, The Hills Have Eyes and many others are not difficult to spot. This is the blackest of comedies and certainly not to everyones taste. The film itself is technically brilliant: the candy-bright neon colors used throughout, and the contrasting grainy 8mm footage slipped in here and there, were intoxicating. So too were the performances of Sid Haig and Bill Moseley. This film is an exercise in dread and anxiety, yet never really takes itself seriously. It's sickening and hysterical and is an acquired taste. Many people (including some horror fans) may find this a little too 'messed up' (for want of a better word, not allowed here!!). Seriously strange.
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Very goodBy a customer from England , 18 Dec 2007This film was brilliant.A bit confusing at times.Just like other Rob Zombie films....strange,dark and twisted
Sick, trashy and throughly enjoyable!By a customer from london , 16 Dec 2007House Of 1000 Corpses is an instant horror classic, a true horror film made for horror fans and horror fans alone. The plot is pretty basic, the dialogue is great, but it's the truly funny and memorable characters which really make this film something special. 'Captain Spaulding', 'Grandpa Firefly' and 'Dr. Satan' and his crew rank among the greatest of horror creations. A fantastic film which draws heavily from old school 70's horror and brings back memories of when horror films were horrific and not cheesy 90 minute long 'whodunitts?'