• UltraAmbiguousI

    ½ Watched by UltraAmbiguousI 09 Sep, 2014

    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…

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  • Lee

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Lee 04 Sep, 2014

    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…

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  • Lee Kolcz

    ★★★★★ Watched by Lee Kolcz 02 Sep, 2014

    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.

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  • MatthewLB

    ★★★ Watched by MatthewLB 01 Sep, 2014

    This movie is a gory mess with some good parts.

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  • Dan

    ★★★★ Rewatched by Dan 12 Aug, 2014

    Jerry Goldsmith: That was so badass! Dr. Satan! Ahhh! Dr. Satan!

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  • Dylan Powell

    ★★★ Watched by Dylan Powell 12 Aug, 2014

    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.

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  • Jared Shaw

    ★½ Watched by Jared Shaw 05 Aug, 2014

    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…

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  • Dan Bergstrom

    ★½ Added by Dan Bergstrom

    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…

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  • Jas

    Added by Jas

    lmao what the actual fuck did i just watch?

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  • Shaun

    ½ Added by Shaun

    Not only is "House of 1000 Corpses" just a bad film, it's almost unwatchable because of it's stupidity. It's like Rob Zombie said "Let's take the script for Texas Chainsaw Massacre and rewrite it to be dreaful." Okay I get that the movie is a riff on B-horror schlock and grindhouse exploitation, but Jesus H. Christ Rob Zombie, this movie just makes no sense to me.

    Don't get me wrong, I really like Rob Zombie as a filmmaker. Not all…

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  • Jude Seymour

    Watched by Jude Seymour 12 Apr, 2003

    Zero stars.
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    My position as film critic comes with certain questions I find impossible to answer. The most frequent question I am asked is: "What is your favorite movie of all-time?" Oh, I've long considered the inquiry, but have yet to come up with a definitive answer. On Saturday, I answered another question that I doubt will, from this point, have any other answer: "What is the worst movie you've ever seen?"

    Come one, come all to the cinematic…

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  • joenorwood77

    ★★★½ Watched by joenorwood77 07 Jul, 2014

    "Behold... Fishboy!"

    While there is nothing outstanding about this film, it is a solid directorial debut from Rob Zombie, with a nice balance of scares, laughs, and bizarre. I consider it a combination of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Hostel, among many others from the horror genre. Sheri Moon Zombie's performance is surprisingly good. The Captain Spaulding character is entertaining. The Firefly family is creepy. I enjoyed the first half of the film much more than the second half.

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