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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…
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…
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,…
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?
My review -- this film is now on DVD and yes it does have a solid profit margin, but having said that I am in complete agreement with the general consensus of this project as it relates to other film critics opinions. The contents of what I can make out of it is this, we meet this small cluster of explorers/writers as they are looking for a solid lead to this story and they come across this petrol station and they get information from this clown [a man dressed up loosely based on a clown's image] and then they head towards this house. Before I get too heavy into this film review I should put a heavy warning, that this…
Really fucked up. Mainly Gore and horror, has some disturbing scenes/themes.
L'accumulo di roba che fa La casa dei 1000 corpi è divertente, ma pare limitarsi solo all'esteriore. E così il turbamento è assai attutito.
House of 1,000 Corpses/Devil's Rejects double feature
Was a fan of "Devil's Rejects" way back then. Never saw "House of 1,000 Corpses" until now. I honestly just found "House of 1,000 Corpses" to be pretty fucking annoying. I wasn't really grossed out or disturbed (although Fishboy looks interesting, admitedly that was fucked up but that's about it). I found the style irritating. The post-production zooms, frenetic cutting to the same exact shot seconds before, the image being tweaked with in unneccessary ways. And the Firefly family just annoyed me.
So with that being said, I have no idea how to justify why I still like "The Devil's Rejects." I honestly expected to have a completely different take since I haven't…
This film was Rob Zombie's first film as a director and it shows promise but falls short due to his inexperience. It looks sometimes like a very trippy White Zombie music video. The excess of the film starts to wear on you,it's as if Zombie is in love with his films villains as the victims continue to suffer in the film to the point you just want to say enough already.. Some scenes go on way to long and bog the film down. But there are good things to say about the film Sid Haig steals the film as the murderous Captain Spaulding who runs a roadside attraction that features a murder ride that features a local homicidal maniac named…
This isn't a movie as much as it is Rob Zombie's wet dream.
Don't get the appeal of this one. Most of the characters are irritating.
There's really no reason to watch this if you've seen the first two Texas Chainsaw Massacre's.
Giving this a positive rating is kind of indefensible, as there are whole scenes that really don't work at all. I have a soft spot for it, though, because it was weird enough (without any particularly extreme violent content) to freak out two different distributors, and because Rob Zombie loves many of the same things that I do (I also grew up about fifteen minutes from Haverhill, MA, his hometown, and you can see the Haverhill influence all over his movies, in a peculiar way). The influences, aesthetic leanings and, especially, the love for the bad guys that would come to define Zombie's work is all present here, though the stylistic and narrative control he'd demonstrate from The Devil's Rejects…
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