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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.
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…
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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…
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.
Unlike other horror movies. Good music, interesting camera angles/effects.
The extra star is for Sid Haig obviously.
Such a bad movie when compared to The Devil's Rejects.
"House of 1000 Corpses" tries just too hard to be weird. I was bored most of the time.
Being a high school kid when this (finally) came out, I was all about the wacky style it was slinging in a very dull period for horror. It hardly satisfied my bloodlust and I waited patiently for a director's cut that we have still yet to recieve, but it had a wild air to it that I found hypnotic.
Years later I can safely say that this is hardly a great movie, hell it's barely much of a movie at all, but it's an accurate translation of a silly theme park ride to the screen. You're tossed through moment after moment of campy, sometime hilarious, totally unexplained madness and eventually come out the other side going "well, that was something…
Have you seen Tobe Hooper's classic The Texas Chain Saw Massacre?
If you answered yes: go watch it again instead of this.
If you answered no: go watch it instead of this.
(I like the character of Captain Spaulding, I guess).
There's no subtlety and it doesn't need it.
Just try not to get motion sickness from the epileptic cuts and confusing use of shaky cam in this context of film.
Fun to watch and definitely a 'group horror movie' pick but not very significant or fulfilling in other areas.
I'm re-evalutating this one. For a first film it's not that bad. It has a lack of direction but I do like the style. And some of these B roll shots are awesome
Hated the film so much.
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