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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.
"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…
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,…
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…
"Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men. See the Alligator Boy, ride my famous Murder Ride. Most of all, don't forget to take home some of my tasty fried chicken! Ha ha! It just tastes so damn good!"
I like Rob Zombie's style, but strangely enough, this movie didn't work for me. It had it's moments of inspired madness, but it's really uneven; to enjoy this movie, you really need to alternate between taking it seriously and laughing along with the bloody atmosphere, but the constant change of tone doesn't really work for a lot of it.
Furthermore, it doesn't nearly enough of Captain Spaulding, who is surely the best character of the film.
It's fun, it's brilliantly atmospheric at times and Rob Zombie's direction is distinct and memorable, but it all doesn't work together to make a satisfying film.
Awesome for the first ten minutes or so, then terrible for the next half hour, at which point I turned off.
More like Rob zzZzZZZzombie am I right.
Four friends on a road trip cross paths with a bizarre family.
There are very few films which truly deserve zero stars. This is because most films are made by a team who bring their individual tastes and choices to the production. Even horrible films may have one element that is surprisingly good or, at least, original or creative. Some examples may be hair & makeup, the score, choice of locations, scene composition, the color scheme, or editing.
Which brings me to this film. A movie is obviously going to be bad if within the first four minutes, two of those minutes should have been cut and left on the editing room floor. And so it goes with this 2003 directorial…
Wrote this off initially - despite loving The Devil’s Rejects - but now I marvel at the wacky, sadistic, inventive nature of Rob Zombie’s horror. Working itself as visual homage to Tobe Hooper’s 1974 game changer The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and to a lesser extent Hooper’s carnival chiller The Funhouse, Zombie manifests a representation of pain and torment as House of 1000 Corpses blends the ideology shadowing Hooper’s work, frequently channeling the themes and narrative strands of those very films whilst still managing to keep the horror as brutal as possible. People generally condemn Zombie’s films as inconsequential horror, but the love the man has for the genre bleeds through all of his works and that’s what makes him one of the more refreshing artists of our time. This is one of the most important horror entries of the century so far.
Haven't watched this in a while. So good. Underrated that Chris Hardwick plays a huge role. Unrecognizable compared to today. I now remember why people felt okay with him behind the wheel of the Halloween remake. But we all know how that turned out. I'm willing to give him another shot based on this and The Devil's Rejects. Such a fun horror story filled with the best horror characters.
This movie is a gory mess with some good parts.
Jerry Goldsmith: That was so badass! Dr. Satan! Ahhh! Dr. Satan!
Zombie's inexperience with filmmaking definitely shows in his directorial debut, but the mishaps of House of 1000 Corpses could never take away from Zombie's keen sense of what makes an audience's skin crawl.
This film needed more Captain Spaulding!
A spiritual first installment to the Devils Rejects ( A much better movie btw), this film just doesn't do it for me. I liked Rob Zombies music and I like the free reign he has on his movies, but I felt this was too much. It wasn't too much in areas like violence and horrid imagery, it was too much in Zombie making this film his own. It honestly feels and looks like one of his music videos. His music videos are stylistic and have very strange color changes and it all works for that short time. But an entire movie looking like his music videos becomes too much and bothersome. The movie had…
I haven't read the other reviews of this, but I'm going to assume I'm not the only one who'll use the words "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "poorly done ripoff" when describing it. The plot involves a crazy family who kidnapps people and does bad things to them. It's hard to feel bad for the victims because they're dumb. As for the performances, I liked Sid Haig, Bill Mosely, and Sherri Moon Zombie. They were all good. But I just couldn't get past the fact that I'd rather be watching Texas Chainsaw. This movie is gory, which TCM really wasn't, and that's fine, but it just was so unnecessary. Gore for no reason other than to be gory is useless to…
lmao what the actual fuck did i just watch?
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