House of 1000 Corpses

House of 1000 Corpses

Movie:
House of 1000 Corpses

Reviewed By: James
Winder

Cast:
Sid Haig …. Captain Spaulding
Karen Black …. Mother Firefly
Bill Moseley …. Otis
Michael J. Pollard …. Stucky
Sheri Moon …. Baby
Jeanne Carmen …. Miss Bunny
Chris Hardwick …. Jerry
Tom Towles …. Dr. Wolfe
Erin Daniels …. Denise
Dennis Fimple …. Grandpa Death

Summary:
Two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America
in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they
are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism and
satanic rituals are just a few of the 1000+ horrors that await.

Critique:
This movie was written and directed by Mr. Rob Zombie himself and it shows.
This is like one of his albums come to life. The film is very very similar
to the story of the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie. A group of
naïve teens are on a road trip across the states looking for strange
and interesting places to visit. They come across a local legend known
as Dr. Satan, a doctor who was hanged for his murderous ways. They make
the mistake of getting too involved with some apparently friendly locals
who take them in when their car breaks down (actually the tyre is shot
by another one of the “friendly” locals). Of course when the
teens get tired of this bunch of freaks and decide to leave they aren’t
too happy about it, they tie the teens up and begin to murder and torture
them, and anyone who comes looking for them.

This film tries to shock the viewer with some very twisted flashbacks
and strange camera angles and colours, it has an obvious Rob Zombie soundtrack
mixed in with some old fashioned music which is twisted and edited to
fit in with the movie.
This wasn’t a great film, and in places it was very difficult to
concentrate during the weird and hypnotic visuals. It is a blatant attempt
to copy Texas Chainsaw, only it will never be as good. Rob Zombie fans
will rejoice though, and for what it is, this movie does have some fun
moments.

Rating: 3.5/10
Runtime: 88 mins
MPAA Rating: Rated R (for strong sadistic violence/gore,
sexuality and language)
House of 1000 Corpses” opens nationwide April
11th 2003
House of 1000 Corpses” is now available on
DVD/VHS

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