House of 1000 CorpsesDirector: Rob Zombie, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie
Taking his cue from such 1970s horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and The Hills Have Eyes (1977), animated rocker Rob Zombie goes celluloid with the throwback shocker House of 1000 Corpses. Running low on gas as they travel the highways of America in search of the ultimate roadside attraction, a group of teens pull into Captain Spaulding's (Sid Haig) museum of oddities (which also offers fried chicken and gasoline) only to become obsessed with uncovering the mystery of a legendary local maniac known only as Dr. Satan. When an attractive and mysterious hitchhiker subsequently offers to give the thrill seekers a personal tour of Dr. Satan's old stabbing grounds, a breakdown forces them to take refuge with a group of menacing oddballs as a fearsome storm rages outside. As the evening progresses and the backwoods hosts' Halloween festivities become ever more threatening, the teens soon realize that the legend of Dr. Satan may hold a bit more contemporary weight than any of them had previously thought.
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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- Original Release:
- Lions Gate
- Region Code:
- [Wide Screen]
- Sony PSP
Cast & Crew
|Sid Haig||Captain Spaulding|
|Sheri Moon Zombie||Baby|
|Karen Black||Mother Firefly|
|Erin Daniels||Denise Willis|
|Jennifer Jostyn||Mary Knowles|
|Rainn Wilson||Bill Hudley|
|Walton Goggins||Steve Naish|
|Tom Towles||George Wydell|
|Robert Allen Mukes||Rufus|
|Dennis Fimple||Grampa Hugo|
|Harrison Young||Don Willis|
|William H. Bassett||Sheriff Huston|
|Michael J. Pollard||Stucky|
|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|
|Rob Zombie||Director,Score Composer,Screenwriter|
|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|
|Gregg Gibbs||Production Designer|
|Andy Given||Executive Producer,Production Manager|
|Joel Hatch||Associate Producer,Production Manager|
|Matt Henkelmann||Makeup Special Effects|
|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|
|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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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
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
this movie was okay, it just needed more gore
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!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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!
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!)
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!