House of 1000 Corpses

House of 1000 Corpses ★½


Even when viewed in the context of “campy b-rate horror flick," this is a significantly 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 goes too far overboard--the "humorous" aspects just come off as dumb and excessively lazy ; to be fair, it's probably not all his fault—replicating shlock rarely works as intended. In actuality, the film makes almost no sense, and I guess it doesn’t have to, but would a tiny bit of coherence been too much to ask? 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.

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