This is for the 2015 (1st) edition of the list. For the 2016 (2nd) edition, go here.
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.
Part of Hoop Tober
House of 1000 Corpses has a lot of things I always look forward to see in a film: it is a homage-filled exploitation movie with many pop culture references that spice the dialogue, there is enough gore, it is exciting and never loses its interest (even though the final act is a truly shameful disappointment), it has a fascinating oldschool appeal and there's a great passion behind the camera, it doesn't take itself too seriously (allowing the dark comedy to work) and it has great characters; the bad guys might be too over the top and silly for their own good, but the central victims are rather compelling with their nerdy talks and Captain Spaulding is…
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?
Un concentrado de horrores que puede pecar de sobredosis de edición, pero que evoluciona el género y abre nuevos caminos. Es posible que sin esta peli no existieran West, Wingard y compañía.
The things they make me watch at the internship...
One of the greasy greats!
I LOVE THIS FILM I LOVE HOW FUCKED UP IT IS I LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL COLORS I LOVE ROB ZOMBIE. The end. (((i watched this at 6 years old and the bunny stabbing scene gave me nightmares for a month)))
This was like watching a fever dream.
Il primo film di Rob Zombie, seppur decisamente derivativo, ha un suo perché: il regista fa un buon lavoro con la fotografia e la scenografia e dà vita a personaggi di tutto rispetto, utilizzando il mitico Sid Haig (con un passato illustre nella blaxploitation). La regia però non è all'altezza e verso la fine la sceneggiatura esce fuori dal seminato: sembra di assistere ad una favolona incredibile!
When a group of friends decide to drive across country, they stop at a roadside horror attraction and their lives change forever.
Horror movie written and directed by cult shock-rocker Rob Zombie. The plot is thin at best and manages to become more outrageous as things progress, but the story is only really secondary and it is the director's love of the genre that really shines through, with this movie being a complete homage to some of the classic (and not so classic) grindhouse and exploitation titles made during the 70's and 80's. With it's heavy metal soundtrack, lurid colour palette, over the top characters and insane monsters, this movie does feel a bit like a music video mixed with…
not enough things have been written on Zombie's dissection of class divides and its place in art (particularly in horror films) and how that correlates with not only his characters understanding of themselves but also the expectations for the rest of the world around them. so much performative nature is on display here, just humans trying to fit a role they recognize as the one(s) they've been assigned. i think Zombie touched on a similar topic in Halloween (07) only focusing more so on the lower class' resentment towards the privileged, and the blissful ignorance (presented in that film without intentional malice) on behalf of the middle class. it's really all about the vantage points the characters are permitted to occupy in both films.
Aw yes... the first movie me and my beloved boyfriend watched together.:') so. romantic.
iiii wanna be loved by you, you. nobody else but you
best scary movie of all time.
The 2016 (2nd) edition of the list. You can see the original and more info here.
With a list of…
times when rotten tomatoes' critics scores were wrong. OBJECTIVELY wrong (lmao jk).
i only just noticed every poster…