"Horror is one of the most readily dismissed genres from critics and film buffs, yet is, arguably, the…
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.
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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…
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.
Pretty bad movie. The plot is all over the place and while it's creepy in the strangest way, it's not scary or visually striking in any way.
Solid Zombie with bizarre characters.
Assez grosse surprise d'avoir autant aimé ce film, considérant que le monde entier semble le détester, incluant moi en version 2003. House of 1000 Corpses n'est pas un pastiche, c'est même à peine un film d'horreur; c'est plutôt un hommage dans le sens le plus exclusif du terme. Un spectateur qui n'aurait pas déjà vu une bonne quantité de films d'horreur des années 70 (Texas Chainsaw Massacre en tête) ne tirerait que bien peu de plaisir de ce qui se passe ici. Rob Zombie ne fait que ramasser tout ce qu'il aime des films de cette époque et fout tout à l'écran un peu n'importe comment. Et visiblement, ce ne sont pas des choses comme « l'histoire » ou «…
Pourquoi tant de haine envers ce film? Je n'aurais jamais pensé me porter à la défense de Rob Zombie, mais ce film est une excellente comédie...
Mostly a rehash of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and every other movie Rob Zombie likes. It's not good but it's perfectly fine for folding laundry to.
I don't know enough about cameras to really explain, but there's a quality to the image that gives the whole thing about as much intensity as a Mr Show sketch. I never really knew how comedic it was trying to be, versus how dramatic it was failing to be.
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"Goddamn, motherfucker got blood all over my best clown suit."
Not enough of Captain Spaulding and Walton Goggins to compensate for the lack of a cohesive plot, and annoying characters we were supposed to be rooting for; and too much of Bill Moseley's Otis, the usually cheap dialogue featured in Rob Zombie's films, and Sheri Moon Zombie's annoyingly forced laugh to make the positive things stand out.
Well, that's a shame.
First of all, I think Zombie is an interesting filmmaker. Yes, he mostly sucks at writing dialogues and his films are rather immature, but at least he does his own thing.…
rob zombie's encyclopedic knowledge of the genre seems impressive, but his mad frenzied approach to throwing it all together makes it feel incoherent. it translates to zombie's visual mania too, not settling enough to let a mood fester and rampaging through off the wall inserts, negative imaging, black and white scenes, and repetitive jarring cuts, leaving it feeling more like an experimental patchwork as opposed to a true homage.
Rob Zombie is one of the most interesting directors out there right now. His films are a mix of classic Grindhouse exploitation films and a Nine Inch Nails music video with Eli Roth-like gore and Tarantino dark comedy over it. But that's only describing House of 1000 Corpses. His other works are weirdly different as well. Halloween 2 is a strange David Lynch-esque remake of the sequel to the horror classic. El Superbeasto, the movie version of the comic written by Zombie, is Fritz the Cat meets, well Rob Zombie.
Rob Zombie just loves horror and everything about it. Now I won't say I love all of his films, but they're just so strange that you can't help but be…
Homage filled, gritty, campy, and exploitative. Many of the things I specifically look for in a good horror or slasher flick. It doesn't make an attempt to flesh out characters we know will die or give our villains a morally controversial reason to do it. Crazy people killing kids in creative ways. The cast is vibrant, hilarious, and downright terrifying, as well as the wonderfully diverse setpieces. It deserves its place as a cult classic. That said, the tired trope of backneck woods killers is more than redudant, even as an homage at this point, and Zombies' need to fluff the movie with scenes that you'd have to be clinically insane to actually create a real correlation with really gets grating at times. The climax of the film also loses a lot of its impact when the most monstrous looking killer fails to kill a defenseless and hurt girl with an axe... twice.... and then dies from falling debris.
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
Hellish fever dreams. Neon nightmares.
Only the most bizarre - aesthetic and narrative surrealism. I'm always craving this kind of…