Don't listen to people who gave this a bad review, they don't know their arses form their elbows. This film was always going to be about going back to 70's style grit and gore, so to slate the film because of it is just stupid. Rob Zombie has delivered exactly what he promised...a gross, twisted, whacked out affair that never lets up. It does exactly what it says on the tin...and then some.
I loved this film and lauhged out loud many times during viewing. Rob Zombie may have tried to produce a serious horror flick but in my definition there is no such thing. If you view the film as a tounge in cheek rehash of all the genre classics it does well. The corny stereotyping is also used to good effect. The scene when the police arrive is my favourite, the music fitted perfectly with the barn being opened and I loved the reactions; it put me in hesterics. Quite light on the gore front though, heavey editing was a real pity, should have been a splatter film really and didn't really explore the necrophiliac element either, pity again. This film would also have got only 3 stars if it wasn't for the barbie doll character. Highly enjoyable. PS Lots of other reviews seem to take the horror genre seriously, to them i reccomend Eraserhead, Ichi The Killer (Uncut)(for gorehounds, ps very funny), Cannibal Holocaust (not for animal rights protesters)and finally Guinea Pig 1 + 2 (heavey warnings not for the faint hearted or weak stomached, the most extreme horror movies discounting stuff like gore faces ever made).
Directed by Rob Zombie house of 1000 corpses is easily the most gory,shocking and gruesome horror movie since the shining! Set in the back roads of Texas,USA. A small group of teenagers set out to learn about the legend of Dr.Satan an evil surgeon who found great pleasure in disecting his helpless patients. The group encounter a strange petrol station titled Captain Spaldings who re-directs them to a large house just down the road who's satanic residents have no intentions of letting them leave! The satanic family then start torturing the group with the usage of objects including a scalpel,scissors and carving knife! Scared out of their minds the group literally lose their minds and soon find themselves helpless prisoners trapped in hell with no alternative but to take the sadistic punishment given to them. I didn't give this movie 5 stars because the ending leaves something to be desired, however on the whole house of 1000 corpses is highly recommended for those who enjoy being terrified to the point of insanity! Buy house of 1000 corpses now!
when watched properly (dark room, proper speaker setup);this film creates tension really well due to the crazy atmospheric noise and general vulgarness of the film. also, one the people near the end of the film kinda reminded us of a bad guy from power rangers.that was funny. the whole film has really random editing (kinda similer to natural born killers), a cool soundtrack, and is entertaing for an hour and a half. the treatment of the film on dvd sounds and looks great. sadly edited of pretty much all it's violence though. this will probly put off most people. an artists view compromised then of the only reason people really want to see this.