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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…
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?
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,…
Whatever you can say about Rob Zombie, you can't say he's not a trier. But this, his first directorial effort after a music career soaked in horror fandom and imagery, well, it's too self-conscious about its own recognition of the genre's tropes to be as fun as it should be, and not nearly as deranged and affecting as the classics it's blatantly homaging. The clusterfuck pile-on ending, too calculatedly crazy, is case in point. Still, at least he shows some visual flair, and an understanding of what makes a memorable shot.
A twisted wild ride of a horror movie with plenty of gore and zero hope for the victims.
As a HUUUUUUGE Rob Zombie fan I can't believe this is the first time I have ever watched this film! I have all his CDs and honestly think that his Halloween movies are freaking awesome (That Halloween 2 ending is genuinely awesome! A great NEW direction for the series and they are rebooting it?! COME ON). Here is his directorial debut and it is definitely a different type of movie.
But you know what? Different is AWESOME. I think if you are a person who truly loves horror films (as I do) you will find this to be a very unique and unforgettable ride! It contains the sick humor we've come to know and love from Zombie. While there is…
Honestly, just really, REALLY not my cup of tea. This kind of freak-show horror film really isn't my thing to begin with, and there were a few other things that really prevented me from enjoying any of it - everything about that fucking character Baby, the music of Rob Zombie, the way the film kept cutting to weird clips viewed through this intense filter... I can see how some people might have liked this film but, yeah, I just really wasn't into it.
This look so 90's, like the Rob Zombie's White Zombie times or the Smashing Pumpkins Gish cd cover and Marilyn Manson & The Spooky Kids stuff. This will be a cult movie, read my words.
I just loved it <3
"I like 'em with a little more meat on 'em. Ha ha. The bigger the cushion, the sweeter the pushin'."
This film was one of the worst movies i have ever seen in my life. What happened in this film? I couldn't even tell you. The last half hour of the film made absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. I had no idea what was going on. I don't know if that's because i'd given up trying to pay attention by then but damn.
So in this film, a group of teenagers (I think) stop for gas in a creepy horror museum type thing. Afterwards they're sent to try and find the tree where Dr. Satan (yes that's actually what…
I cannot find one good thing about this movie. And I am able to tell this because sadly I watched the whole movie...
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.
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