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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.
"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…
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,…
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…
"Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men. See the Alligator Boy, ride my famous Murder Ride. Most of all, don't forget to take home some of my tasty fried chicken! Ha ha! It just tastes so damn good!"
I like Rob Zombie's style, but strangely enough, this movie didn't work for me. It had it's moments of inspired madness, but it's really uneven; to enjoy this movie, you really need to alternate between taking it seriously and laughing along with the bloody atmosphere, but the constant change of tone doesn't really work for a lot of it.
Furthermore, it doesn't nearly enough of Captain Spaulding, who is surely the best character of the film.
It's fun, it's brilliantly atmospheric at times and Rob Zombie's direction is distinct and memorable, but it all doesn't work together to make a satisfying film.
Awesome for the first ten minutes or so, then terrible for the next half hour, at which point I turned off.
More like Rob zzZzZZZzombie am I right.
This movie is a gory mess with some good parts.
Jerry Goldsmith: That was so badass! Dr. Satan! Ahhh! Dr. Satan!
Zombie's inexperience with filmmaking definitely shows in his directorial debut, but the mishaps of House of 1000 Corpses could never take away from Zombie's keen sense of what makes an audience's skin crawl.
This film needed more Captain Spaulding!
A spiritual first installment to the Devils Rejects ( A much better movie btw), this film just doesn't do it for me. I liked Rob Zombies music and I like the free reign he has on his movies, but I felt this was too much. It wasn't too much in areas like violence and horrid imagery, it was too much in Zombie making this film his own. It honestly feels and looks like one of his music videos. His music videos are stylistic and have very strange color changes and it all works for that short time. But an entire movie looking like his music videos becomes too much and bothersome. The movie had…
I haven't read the other reviews of this, but I'm going to assume I'm not the only one who'll use the words "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "poorly done ripoff" when describing it. The plot involves a crazy family who kidnapps people and does bad things to them. It's hard to feel bad for the victims because they're dumb. As for the performances, I liked Sid Haig, Bill Mosely, and Sherri Moon Zombie. They were all good. But I just couldn't get past the fact that I'd rather be watching Texas Chainsaw. This movie is gory, which TCM really wasn't, and that's fine, but it just was so unnecessary. Gore for no reason other than to be gory is useless to…
lmao what the actual fuck did i just watch?
Not only is "House of 1000 Corpses" just a bad film, it's almost unwatchable because of it's stupidity. It's like Rob Zombie said "Let's take the script for Texas Chainsaw Massacre and rewrite it to be dreaful." Okay I get that the movie is a riff on B-horror schlock and grindhouse exploitation, but Jesus H. Christ Rob Zombie, this movie just makes no sense to me.
Don't get me wrong, I really like Rob Zombie as a filmmaker. Not all his films hit, but there's a certain love for this type of genre that he feels through his work. But "House of 1000 Corpses" is just plain bad, not even laughably bad. It's unnecessarily cruel, never allowing ANY of it's characters to even have a chance at escape.
My position as film critic comes with certain questions I find impossible to answer. The most frequent question I am asked is: "What is your favorite movie of all-time?" Oh, I've long considered the inquiry, but have yet to come up with a definitive answer. On Saturday, I answered another question that I doubt will, from this point, have any other answer: "What is the worst movie you've ever seen?"
Come one, come all to the cinematic disaster that is Rob Zombie's "House of 1,000 Corpses," which finally opened this week after almost two years of post-production hell. Yes, Universal Pictures once cut Zombie a 7 million dollar check for this horrific mess, which displays Zombie's zeal…
While there is nothing outstanding about this film, it is a solid directorial debut from Rob Zombie, with a nice balance of scares, laughs, and bizarre. I consider it a combination of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hostel, among many others from the horror genre. Sheri Moon Zombie's performance is surprisingly good. The Captain Spaulding character is entertaining. The Firefly family is creepy. I enjoyed the first half of the film much more than the second half.
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