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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

 -  Horror  -  11 April 2003 (USA)
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Two teenage couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.

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Storyline

In "House of 1000 Corpses", 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. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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11 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$196,725 (Australia) (12 March 2004)

Gross:

$268,127 (Australia) (12 March 2004)
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Trivia

The film's script was constantly changing throughout filming, leading to an entirely different ending at one point. Originally Grandpa Hugo was going to be revealed as the mad doctor (who in the rough cut was not even called Dr. Satan). See more »

Goofs

When Mother Firefly pulls the pistol on Lt. Wydell the revolver seems very large, and the hammer has been cocked back. When she fires, the hammer is already down and does not drop. The gun also appears to be a different, smaller weapon when the scene cuts to Wydell being struck and killed. See more »

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[first lines]
Announcer: Attention boils and ghouls, it's time for Dr. Wolfenstein's Creature Feature Show.
Dr. Wolfenstein: Ah! The doctor is in! Don't scream, don't move. Stay tuned for channel 68's Halloween Eve movie marathon! I'm your host, your ghost ghost, with the most, Dr. Wolfenstein! I will be with you until the end!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show a dedication to Dennis Fimple (Grampa Hugo) who passed away in 2002, the year before the movie was finally released. See more »

Connections

References The House of Seven Corpses (1974) See more »

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Little Piggy
Lyrics by Rob Zombie
Music by Rob Zombie & Scott Humphrey
Performed by Rob Zombie
Courtesy of Geffen Records 2002
Published by Demonoid Deluxe Music/WB Music Corp. and Gimme Back My Publishing administered by Bug Music
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Hard to dislike tribute/ripoff of 70s scare flicks, but unpleasant overall.
26 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Definitely a combination tribute and ripoff of both Texas Chainsaw and Hills Have Eyes with a little bit of Warlock Moon and Don't look in the Basement thrown in, and as such it is hard to really either like or dislike this film. It's all been seen before, there's nothing really original here, and it ends up being too much of a mishmash and just too much going on overall. There's one very important element left out here, and that is the one of the protagonist who's gone over the edge and become a mentally battle-scarred nemesis of those seeking to destroy. Zombie changed this somewhat in the sequel with the twisted lawman Wydell seeking vengeance for his brother's murder. In fact, this is one of those rare instances where the sequel, Devil's Rejects, is much better than the first.


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