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House of 1000 Corpses

House of 1000 Corpses

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Director: Rob Zombie

Cast: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie


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Horror-rocker Rob Zombie's directorial debut gets a polished treatment in this DVD release. House of 1000 Corpses has been given a letterboxed transfer at its original widescreen aspect ratio, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to the film, the disc incorporates several bonus features, including an alternate commentary track


Horror-rocker Rob Zombie's directorial debut gets a polished treatment in this DVD release. House of 1000 Corpses has been given a letterboxed transfer at its original widescreen aspect ratio, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. In addition to the film, the disc incorporates several bonus features, including an alternate commentary track from director Zombie, several deleted scenes, the film's original theatrical trailer, and another alternate audio track which isolates the film's musical score.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
Redneck Americana and slasher-film hysteria abound in the gleeful transgressions of House of 1,000 Corpses, the outrageous B-movie throwback from rock star turned filmmaker Rob Zombie. As required by horror-flick law, the premise is simple: It is October 30, 1977, and two young couples find themselves stranded in a rainstorm and forced to seek help from a bizarre and dangerous backwoods family. The film's title gives it away from there. A shoddy roadside tourist trap (literally) called Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Madmen points toward a local legend surrounding an Ed Gein-like character, "Dr. Satan," and it's all Texas Chainsaw Massacre from there on out. That is, until the surreal, labyrinthine climax of dungeons, mutants, mad scientists, and satanic rituals. In his feature writing and directing debut, Zombie flaunts his love for schlock by way of music-video tricks (his previous directing experience) that make for a lively, kinetic visual style. The film's flamboyant thespians run the gamut from histrionic to more histrionic, including a spectacularly vamped-up, big-haired Karen Black and B-movie veterans Sid Haig and Bill Mosely. A rather wicked sense of humor ties the movie together, but it's that same sensibility that almost sent the film to its own early grave. Indeed, due to a level of brutality that's rarely seen in an era of teen-friendly Scream knockoffs, Zombie's fright fest spent two years gathering dust on the shelves of two distributors awaiting release. But the wait was worth it: 1,000 Corpses is at once a twisted and heartfelt homage to splatter thrills and chocolate-syrup gore.
All Movie Guide - Jeremy Wheeler
House of 1000 Corpses is a trashy, disturbing, and wild ride through the mind of director
ocker Rob Zombie. Hearkening back to the less glamorous days of horror, the film digs its roots deep in '70s exploitation and thinly-plotted '80s slasher flicks while wearing every influence on its sleeve for all to see. While the framework is familiar, it's Zombie's trademark style that sets this apart from its horror ancestors. Full of garish colors and manic editing, House tends to walk a little too close to the music-video line at many points -- but if you're able to look past those faults (many aren't), you may find yourself giving in to the carnival-like visuals and over-the-top performances littering the film. Bypassing the rule of overpopulating fright flicks with as many hot TV teens as the law allows, here horror-vets Sid Haig, Karen Black, and Bill Moseley reign supreme in Zombie's gaudy thrill-ride. Haig especially stands out as the crazed, clown-faced Captain Spaulding, who after a classic introduction, unfortunately becomes second-tier to the rest of this nasty tale...And nasty it is! While nowhere near the gore-fest that the immense hype billed it as, boosted by its bouts with the MPAA and long delay of release by being dropped by not just one, but two major studios, House of 1000 Corpses still manages to be a loud, fun, and grisly horror outing that, love it or hate it, is 100 percent Rob Zombie. Three years later, the director would come back with the sequel The Devil's Rejects, a vastly superior production that won over many who weren't satisfied with this initial outing.

Product Details

Release Date:
Original Release:
Lions Gate
[Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Sales rank:

Special Features

Closed Caption; Director commentary; Featurette; Audition footage; Rehearsal footage; Cast and crew interviews; Still gallery; Theatrical trailers; 2.0 stereo music only track; Interactive menus directed by Rob Zombie

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sid Haig Captain Spaulding
Bill Moseley Otis
Sheri Moon Zombie Baby
Karen Black Mother Firefly
Chris Hardwick Jerry
Erin Daniels Denise Willis
Jennifer Jostyn Mary Knowles
Rainn Wilson Bill Hudley
Walton Goggins Steve Naish
Tom Towles George Wydell
Matthew McGrory Tiny
Robert Allen Mukes Rufus
Dennis Fimple Grampa Hugo
Harrison Young Don Willis
William H. Bassett Sheriff Huston
Irwin Keyes Ravelli
Michael J. Pollard Stucky
Jeanne Carmen Actor
Joe Dobbs Gerry Ober
Chad Bannon Killer Karl
Judith Drake Skunk Ape Wife
Gregg Gibbs Doctor Wolfenstein
Ken Johnson Skunk Ape Husband
Jake McKinnon The Professor
Walter Phelan Doctor Satan
David Reynolds Richard Wick
Donald Paul Pemrick Actor
Dean Fronk Actor

Technical Credits
Rob Zombie Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter
Mustaq Ashrafi Makeup
Maria Baker Set Decoration/Design
Marco Black Asst. Director
Norman Cabrera Makeup Special Effects
Colin de Rouin Set Decoration/Design
Michael Deak Makeup Special Effects
Pete Farrell Makeup Special Effects
Tom Frisby Fraser Camera Operator
Amanda Friedland Costumes/Costume Designer
Dean Fronk Casting
Gregg Gibbs Production Designer
Andy Given Executive Producer,Production Manager
Andy Gould Producer
Joel Hatch Associate Producer,Production Manager
Matt Henkelmann Makeup Special Effects
Kathryn Himoff Editor
Scott Humpgrey Score Composer
Scott Humphrey Score Composer
John Nelson Asst. Director
Michael Krantz Art Director
Sean K. Lambert Editor
Robert Lambert Associate Producer,Editor
Danielle Shilling Lovett Co-producer
Jake McKinnon Makeup Special Effects
Bart Mixon Makeup Special Effects
Guy Oseary Executive Producer
Donald Paul Pemrick Casting
Alex Poppas Cinematographer
Tom Richmond Cinematographer
Buck Robinson Sound Mixer
Gilbert Romero Makeup,Makeup Special Effects
Leslie A. Sebert Makeup
Lisa K. Sessions Set Decoration/Design
Ted Smith Makeup Special Effects
Cedric Summerbell Makeup Special Effects
Wayne Toth Makeup Special Effects

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. I Hate Clowns! [6:39]
2. Gas, Food, Murder [6:20]
3. Murder Ride [4:00]
4. Trick or Treat [1:48]
5. Baby on the Road [3:37]
6. Stick 'em on the Wall [3:55]
7. The Crab Nebula [5:19]
8. Give Me a B [3:15]
9. Showtime [5:21]
10. Behold! Fishboy! [4:58]
11. Shit Ten Bricks [7:34]
12. I Remember You [8:52]
13. Who's Your Daddy? [3:55]
14. Run, Rabbit, Run [8:41]
15. The Old Bastard [6:57]
16. I Got Away [7:41]


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House of 1000 Corpses 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Texas Chainsaw Mas...er...House of 1000 Corpses was well put together and the cinematography was excellent. However it was the spitting image of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre I don't know about you but I expected more creativity from a guy who has a name like Zombie. I did think it had comical value, there's no character more colorful than Captain Spalding but this is nothing to brag about. Don't take my word for it see it for yourself and formulate your own opinion
Guest More than 1 year ago
The texas chainsaw massacre was this movies inspiration. You can easily tell because of how it was put together. The opening, the climax, all of it was so original and new. Rob Zombie difinatly deserves a spot in horror movie history just for this hour and 28 minutes of maddness and brilliance. I belive this movie is the next TCM. Loads of gore, twisted story, and jsut plain macabe in this movie. Great horror title, a must see
Beasto More than 1 year ago
this movie was okay, it just needed more gore
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Guest More than 1 year ago
is the scariest movie ever. Rob Zombie is awesome making his own movie. I recommended for all fans of horror watch it and be careful!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rob Zombie set his goals high with this movie and delivers. Doing so without the special affects utilized since Nightmare on Elm St. He takes us all back to the basics where pretty girls with some dopy guys and a badass get slaughtered the old fashion way. With hundreds of gallons of blood flowing throughout the movie you will surley injoy this one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As far as modern horror goe's(scream,freddy vs' jason , I know what you did last summer) this movie was the best.In a time when horror is at it's worst one man decided it was time to rewrite the ideas of horror in a new fashion. PLEASE ROB MAKE MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like Rob Zombie as an artist, then you will love this movie. I was kept on the edge of my seat all the way through. The soubdtrack is excellent too! I would highly recommend fans and non fans to see this. You will become a fan after seing it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a truely twisted movie by Rob Zombie, so of course it is worthwhile. Yes, it does take from other cult favorites of this genre, but I love the twisted up beat feel that Rob Zombie brings to it. This is the kind of horror movie that makes you smile, giggle and get giddy!
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a long time horror fan I was indeed impressed. I'm not letting my kids watch it but after doing so myself I'll probably buy it. If you liked the Texas chainsaw masacre films, especially the one with Dennis Hopper, you'll love this. Need I say more?
Guest More than 1 year ago
After watching this movie I realized I had never watched anything more disturbing. Being a horror movie fan, it did tend to be a lot like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, that's a good movie, but so is this one. It brings in surprises around every corner and is certainly something you would expect from Zombie.
creeper More than 1 year ago
ITs great,nothing funny about it,It could happen to you---Its one of the best horror, for us horror fans looking for a scare...Theres no humor in any of it.......To devoted fans of horror,its a crazy creepy flick.Its # 2 on my list if you are looking for that weekend horror fix,like me.Its truly gory too,in case you just want scary without the gore,then pass......I dont like gore fests,but the story here is worth the gory parts......Dont go driving around back roads at night,or at all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was really looking forward to this movie, but it just didn't work for me! So much potential wasted with a plot that makes no sense and seems to never go anywhere. The worst part about the film (besides wasting my time and the talent Karen Black) is that just when you get the sense that the film is about to go somewhere it never does!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This IS my favorite movie of all time, I just watched it again for the hundreth time the night before last. I don't understand how all people say there are bad shots that should not have been put in and all... But in an interview, that is what zombie was aming for, a B movie. Since those were his influences and a hell of a lot better than the shiny, perfect stuff now adays, he wanted to make it like an old 70's movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I would give this movie ten stars if I could!!! Rob Zombie will be robbed at the Academy Awards if he doesn't get Movie Of The Year for his efforts on this supreme work of art!!! This movie has it all: fun, excitement, suspense and just the right amount of titillation!!! Buy two copies (one to keep for back up just in case!!!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie was really really good. It was so invintative. I mean throught the whole move there was something going on. A great movie everyone should watch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great movie the only thing better then it is Devils Rejects only because the ending is more realistic then house. I love Rob Zombie annd his wife Sheri moon is about one of my favorite actresses lets hope she makes more movies she plays a phyco quite well. If there were more then a 5 star rateing then i would give it a 10.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best horror films since the 70's. Rob Zombie is beyond talented. I can't wait to see The Devil's Rejects (the sequel).
Guest More than 1 year ago
This genre is definitely a dying breed. But thank goodness we've got someone like Rob Zombie (and cast) to come up to the plate and revive a long awaited ''Classic'' Horror flick. No more teen horror flicks or super high movie effect Sci-fi horror stuff.... House of a 1000 corpses take it back to a gritty ''old school'' style. You've probably already read all the bad reviews from these high paid bribed hollywood fed type movie critics but believe me when I tell you will NOT be disappointed if you looking for a classic horror film. Can't wait for the sequel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The best damn movie I have seen in a really long time! But, beware- if you are not a horror fan, you will hate it. But, if you're not a horror fan you probably suck, anyway!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We love watching scary horror movies... but this was nothing but a big disappointment. It has to be the most stupid, unscary movie we have ever seen. It doesn't even deserve a 1 star rating.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the stupidest movies I've ever seen. It wasn't scary in the least and it went on and on until you just wanted the last of the 'victims' in the film to die so it would be over. I should have known the level of stupidity after watching the 'Special Features' of the DVD and the absolutely inane skit 'Tiny F***ed a Stump'. But no, I went ahead and watched it. I love Rob Zombie's music and attitude about life but, that special something sure did not come through in his movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
House of 1000 Corpses is a halloween fanatics wet dream and a must for any horror freak. Rob Zombie has created a truely disturbing story that is unmistakingly genius. The depth of the main villianous characters is one of the elements that make this special. You almost want these twisted guys and gals to win. Mr. Zombie has created a family that lives, breaths and kills together. They are the best example of black humor. You can't help but chuckle at the sickness behind each and every line and scene. Any Halloween fan should run to the store and buy 1000 copies of this movie. It is a living and breathing haunted house unto itself. Some have called it a rip off, some cliche. I call it an homage to all things horror and of the seventies horror genre. Well crafted and unforgettable. You will not be let down by this film if you are a true horror fan. Cheers!!! F.U.B.A.R.