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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.
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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…
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?
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.
A who's-who and what's-what of humorous horror psychedelia, this film is very much a play on Hooper's two Texas Chain Saw films and pretty much plays as an effectively directed rehash of the second film. Rob Zombie is probably the closest we have to an heir to Hooper these days - and Hooper made some of the best films of all time. I am immensely excited to see where Zombie's career leads.
This is Rob Zombie’s first feature as a director, and you can really see the talent he has for setting up an ultra-creepy atmosphere. The problem with this film is that it never feels real enough. Just a bit too weird to make the suspense ever a threat. And there are way too many colors that it becomes distracting in a bad way. The antagonists are really interesting characters, except that they act over-the-top silly… and when they don’t seem to be serious or intense, it keeps the film from reaching that edge-of-your-seat intensity.
I saw part of this film but I skipped years ago, so I only got to see the first 45 minutes and the last fifteen and I didn't like it. Having now seen the whole thing, I still don't like it and hated Moon's performance in this thing. Moon seems like she wants to be a Harley Quinn with her laugh. Zombie has his own style for better or worse and this film establishes it.
”I don’t like chicken... and I hate clowns!”
THE BOTTOM LINE: Even when viewed in the context of “campy b-rate horror flick” House of 1000 Corpses is a pretty lame effort. The most unsettling scenes are actually the short, found-footage type edits that typically surface for only a few seconds at a time. Rob Zombie often goes too far overboard so that the "humorous" aspects just come off as dumb rather than feeling natural in ANY sort of way. In actuality, the film makes zero sense, and I guess it doesn’t have to, but a tiny bit of coherence would’ve been nice. I’ll say this—you won’t be bored at all, if nothing else for the fact that you can say to yourself, “I can’t believe this is a real movie,” or, “There’s no way this could get more ridiculous,” and then watch it smash your expectations.
Look, if Mr. Zombie didn't follow this up with The Devils Rejects this film would only rate 1 star. 1/2 a star for serving as a semi prequel to the excellent Devils Rejects.
A strong opening 10 minutes devolve into almost 80 minutes of meaningless Tobe Hooper homage. I feel bad for anyone who saw this film in theaters where the option to look away from the screen was inhibited by the theater setting.
Hate to crap on a movie that was so obviously designed to appeal to film fans like myself but... House of 1000 Corpses is first rate garbage. I cannot recommend this film to anyone.
An unpleasant experience akin to being raped, or, in other words, a stupid, unscary and repellent gore fest that begins very well but then tries too hard to be "rock 'n' roll" and full of style with an irritating large amount of references and awful cutaway scenes inserted everywhere.
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I think with this movie you either love it or hate it , well i love it !
It's a crazy weird kind of disturbing movie so what not to love !
The dialogue in this movie is something i really love . Captain Spaulding is my favorite character , he is so much fun . I never get bored watching this movie . The only thing i don't like is the ending , i think that doesn't fit the movie , think the ending could be way better .
But still this movie is lots of fun for those who like the crazy & in your face characters ! Who wouldn't love to be part of that family !
About two decades ago, Rob Zombie was a big name in metal music. In 2003, when House of 1,000 Corpses was released on the big screen, Zombie quickly became a household name with his controversial film debut.
Terrifying, sick, and above all disturbing, this film is a wonderful demonstration in the art of the gory "cinema nasties" of the 70s, with the short television vignettes throughout the film helping the film give off a 70s sleaze vibe, which works really well with the film.
The acting, for what it is, is sub-par. I didn't think it was great, but then again, it wasn't bad. Sure, the acting got a bit cringey at times, but that's what makes the movie fun.…
Visually interesting, but it lacks some much needed restraint. Though I guess that isn't Zombie's thing. Cool ending though.
House of 1000 Corpses is an off the wall ridiculous film and I enjoyed every minute.
I was not expecting to like this film as I hated Rob Zombie's Halloween remake and, even more discouraging, this was his debut film that he also dislikes!
I understand this movie is polarising as the tone, style, dialogue, and characters are really "out there" and in your face.
A few weeks ago I watched The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 for the first time and heartily enjoyed it, but I did understand why some dislike it as not everyone enjoys that particular brand of dark humour. To me House of 1000 Corpses is the bastard love child of the original The Texas Chain Saw…
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