Horror movies are by far my favorite, so I've decided to make a list with all of them I remember…
House of 1000 Corpses
You'll never get out alive.
Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of serial killers end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
In Tobe Hooper’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the scenes around the dinner table with Sally tied to a chair and the manic family endlessly taunting her…(gulp) are terrifying!. What always bothers me about those scenes is their confused behaviour. If you look at the Father, he goes from mocking, shouting - to suddenly being aware of the madness, quietening down and looking perturbed, even frightened by it all - then the switch flips and he’s back to cursing again. It freaks me out just bringing it to mind but those small moments of humanity bring those scenes to ungodly life.
Director Rob Zombie attempts to replicate that vibe of terror for the entire duration of House of 1000 Corpses, and though…
House of 1000 Corpses is a horror film crossed with a music video crossed with a acid trip that manages to be enjoyable even though it sucks balls. While the bad outweighs the good I still found entertainment from a couple of the performances (Sid Haig being the standout), some funny lines, and a select few of the trippy directorial flourishes.
"Goddamn, motherfucker got blood all over my best clown suit."
House of 1000 Corpses is one of those films I really like that most people hate. I'm OK with that because I think everyone has films like that. It just appeals to me and my fucked up sense of humor.
You see the thing is if you take this film as a serious horror it sucks. It's not scary, creepy, or anything like that. Now if you look at it more as a horror comedy I think it works. I found myself laughing out loud more often then not at the ridiculous characters and the fucked up shit they would say and do. There's some pretty dark stuff…
The first 15 minutes are so boss. Damn I want me some of Captain Spaulding's fried chicken. Sid Haig as the Captain almost makes me not hate clowns and Captain Spaulding is one of my favorite characters in film. Also Walton Goggins is so Shane / Boyd in a cameo as a doomed deputy. That is what I liked from the film. RZ tries some John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper homage, but the film only works when the Captain is in the house. Can someone say The Devil's Rejects please?
Rob Zombie is like Quentin Tarantino to me. They are both human Cuisinarts, who have been watching movies their whole life, absorbing all these influences, and then blend them all up and somehow what comes out is completely new and fresh. Zombie just puts most of the emphasis on different kinds of influences is all.
Essentially a Rob Zombie-fied remix of THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE, the film has its problems (mostly in the pacing and structure departments), but it absolutely has style to burn. It's worth watching for Zombie's haunted-house-style art direction, set decoration and props alone, which are simply unparalleled. This movie truly looks like Halloween (the holiday) FEELS. And in Sid Haig's Captain Spaulding, he created one…
Afraid of sounding like a cliché, but it has to be done.
I can't even. I literally cannot even. I am unable to even. I have lost my ability to even.
I'm unable to even make sense. Which must be considered the biggest tribute to House of 1000 Corpses.
Because House of 1000 Corpses is - like myself - unable to even, because it can't even, because it isn't even.
It's fucking weird.
And not just the twisty let's-change-the-entire-plot-halfway-through kind of weird. It's just weird for the sake of being weird.
The plot is hovering somewhere around zero and minus one on the plot-o-meter. While what's left of the film struggles to figure out if it wants to scare us,…
Hadn't watched this since it came out and my opinion remains the same as it was back then: the shift in tone/pace in the second half kills the movie stone dead. How you can go from pure entertainment to pure boredom in the space of a couple of minutes is beyond me. But it's Rob Zombie so... Y'know. One thing's for sure though - this is a pretty serious introduction to the nails-on-a-chalkboard squawkery of Sheri Moon either way.
Should have made the whole movie about Captain Spaulding.
Pura serie B. Infenitisimalmente inferior a su secuela, "Los renegados del diablo".
This was my first Rob Zombie movie and I have to admit, I have no incentive to watch any more of his films.
I get that Zombie's original works are supposed to be love letters to the B-Horror movies of the 70s and 80s with their low budget and high gore content. However, those types of films had a charm to them which House of 100 Corpses lacks.
House is one of the most vile, vulgar and tasteless movies I have ever seen. I'm not one of these kinds of people that is against over the top violence, but there has to be a point to it and House clearly lacks a point.
For people who aren't fans of the horror genre will hate this movie with a burning passion and even for people who love horror movies, like I do, there are countless other horror films that are better than this train-wreck.
Great fun and gratuitous horror flick. Although light on the scares and the originality. Zombie deserves some credit for making a mainstream "grindhouse" movie before Tarantino and Rodriguez.
Acting through the assumption that The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is about the perils of cultural tourism, Zombie specifically adds art and lore to the definition of culture. The titular house is an extension of Captain Spaulding's sideshow, of course, just as the entire film is an extension of Dr. Wolfenstein's public-access/public-domain show. So while its FX brigade stands firmly on the gross-out side of horror--which wears thin--it follows the right frame of reference. The shows play nightly because they're all a ritual; Baby perfectly lip-syncs through "I Want to Be Loved by You" because it's a very long cycle of expression through influence and violence. Call it a genre-exclusive version of Tarantino's literal culture wars: you might have survived if you had seen What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Of all the Zombie films I've seen, this is the only one that's lacked any sort of subtext or pathos. I read it as a first-time filmmaker tinkering around with influences to craft his own aesthetic. It's fun, but he would go on to establish himself as a hit-or-miss artist that's undeniably one of the most unique American directors working today.
Fuck you. Its a great movie
Far inferior to its sequel.
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