House of 1000 Corpses

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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.
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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
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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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/12/2003
  • UPC: 031398842927
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 912

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
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
Dean Fronk
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
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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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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Making of Featurette
      Behind the Scenes
      Director Commentary
      Tiny Fucked a Stump
      Casting
      Trailers
         Early Teaser Trailer
         Theatrical Trailer
         Radio Spot
      Still Gallery
      Rehearsals
         Bill Moseley & Jennifer Jostyn
         Rainn Wilson, Chris Hardwick & Erin Daniels
         Chris Hardwick & Erin Daniels
      Interviews
         Bill Moseley
         Sid Haig
         Sheri Moon
         Wayne Toth
   Set-Up
      5.1 Surround
      2.0 Dolby Digital
      Music Only Track
      English Subtitles
      Spanish Subtitles
      No Subtitles
      Credits
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cult hit

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Ok....But not great

    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

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    this movie was okay, it just needed more gore

    this movie was okay, it just needed more gore

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    LOL

    i love this movie!! very good with the gore and stuff.... and alot of humor to it too... good story line and rob zombie is great at these movies!!! also check out devils Rejects cuz it the second movie to this and it also is funny and has alot of gore and stuff to it....

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    BEST HORROR

    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.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    why analize... just enjoy...

    I dont understand why ppl get so up in arms about a movie... yea ok so maybe it wasnt a hollywood masterpiece, but it was a great entertaining movie.. it brought back the humor and silliness that is b-movies... its not ment to be taken serious, from baby's cheer or otis and his hick look to cap spalding's fried chicken... its all tounge and cheek and i loved every min of it... i love Rob Zombie as a director and musician...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Who will survive and what will be left of them?

    I saw part of this film and it was really weird and scary. I remember Karen Black from Airport 77 as a cute, slightly cross-eyed stewardess. In this film she's a slightly cross-eyed psychopath. Whoa! That's quite a change. I love Rob Zombie and his former group White Zombie, and from listening to his music, this has Rob Zombie written all over it. A lot of people are criticizing this film, calling it, among other things, a waste of time. What is truly a waste of time is reading reviews, especially negative ones, written by people who can't spell. Who is anyone is to criticize others when he or she can't even use proper grammar? So, the guy loves old horror movies and named his band after an old movie. What's wrong with that? Everything comes from something. Even Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes was taken from a line in MacBeth. But, I digress. Whether or not you like horror movies, watch this one and see the genius of Rob Zombie at work, Karen Black play creepy, and cute Sheri Moon sing - or did she lip-synch? - I Wanna Be Loved By You. But please don't watch this as mindless entertainment. You won't get anything out of it. Note to self: Buy and watch the whole movie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    We're Having Much More Fun

    House of 1,000 Corpses is a creepy and comical cult film from rocker Rob Zombie ("Halloween") celebrating the lurid legacy of exploitation drive-in/grindhouse horror flicks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Dumb from beginning to end!

    This film should went straight to dvd instead of theaters because it was dumb from begining to end!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    bEST moViE

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Nothing more than a bad rip-off

    I gave this movie one star only because they don't offer a zero star rating. The movie is a rip-off (a bad one at that) of numerous horror movies, but mostly The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The most original thing about it is the title, but what more can you expect from someone who named his band after an old Bela Lugosi film & wrote a song about the car from The Munsters. Even Capt. Spaulding (the most liked character) is a rip-off (the name at least). The name Capt. Spaulding was the name of a character played by Groucho Marx in a Marx Bros. film. Dr. Satan is obviously a rip-off of Dr. Vannacut from the remake of The House on Haunted Hill. The name Dr. Satan was nothing more than a pathetic way of having the name Satan in the movie. A true Horror movie (not slasher movie) fan would not appreciate this movie. It's a waste of time & money. I was utterly disappointed in it & wish there was some way to get back the 1 1/2 hrs I wasted watching it. If you're looking for a good horror movie, pass this one up & find something else. 1,000 Corpses lacks originality, suspense, a decent plot, and decent acting. However, there is a decent amount of blood & gore. I guess that's supossed to make up for lacking everything else.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I don't understand...

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    What were you guys thinking?

    I will admit that I was actually looking forward to this movie coming out. Unfortunately for me I did see it and all I can say with Rob Zombie's love for the horror genre, he sure didn't put it to good use here. If you make the mistake of watching this you'll notice some just plain bad shots thrown in without edit. Like the eternally long pullback shot after the cop gets shot. Don't worry, with this movie I'm not busting any plot. I don't know how you all seemed to miss that this was a bad bootleg to the story of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. While I will give Sid Haig some credit for making at least one character worth watching as Captain Spaulding, it doesn't make weathering through this movie any easier. It was as if Rob Zombie had no idea what to due with his cast of psychopaths, as evident with the little performance they put on for their guests, and so he just went down the checklist of what has been done before. Sorry all, but at the least this movie isn't very well done. If you still insist on renting this at least make a buddy pay for it....you'll thank me later! Sorry all I had to say it. I am a diehard horror fan and even appreciate diving into a blatantly absurd horror movie, but this is beyond bad!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A VERY DISTURBING FILM

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Phenomenal...

    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).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    AWESOME.

    BEST movie I've ever seen! By far, this is my all time fav. I can watch this movie over and over and never get sick of it. Rob Zombie is a GENIUS for making this movie. BUY THIS!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Classic look at Horror

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    House of 1000 Corpses is a Halloween Fanatics Dream

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is the worst movie i ever saw there is no point no plot and just a waist there is 2 hours of my life i will never get back 1 star is too much

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tobe Hooper was ripped off big time!

    Poor Rob Zombie,he really,really wanted to make a film that would impact audiences like Hooper's 'Texas Chainsaw Massacre' so he ripped off most of the entire movie.We get a group of young people going across country in the 1970's and they run into a weird family of killers and freaks,one of which wears a leather looking mask thing,and they live in a ramshackled house full of weird stuff hanging all over the place.Sound like 'TCM'? You bet ,only I was describing 'House of 1000 Corpses'.Zombie even rips off 'TCM' down to a chicken in a cage.The only thing this film doesnt have is a chainsaw so I guess even Zombie had a limit to his shoplifting. Forgeting the rip-offs this film is still a tangled mess of plots and subplots and too many boogermen to keep track off.A few limbs are hacked off but other than that the gore factor is tame and no suspense is built up and you'll not care if the weirdos or the kids win the battle.Avoid this mess like you would a kiss from the school janitor. Zombie should concentrate on making his mediocre music because he makes truly awful movies.

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