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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | | 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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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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Life and Death are Meaningless...And Pain Is God See more »

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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:

$3,460,666 (USA) (11 April 2003)

Gross:

$12,583,510 (USA) (27 June 2003)
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Trivia

Several characters are named directly after characters in five Marx Brothers films: Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding from Animal Crackers (1930), Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff from Horse Feathers (1932), Rufus T. Firefly from Duck Soup (1933), Otis B. Driftwood from A Night at the Opera (1935), Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush from A Day at the Races (1937), and S. Quentin Quale from Go West (1940) (all portrayed by Groucho Marx); and, Signor Emanuel Ravelli from Animal Crackers (1930) (portrayed by Chico Marx). Baby's real name, Vera-Ellen may also have a Marx Brothers connection, as actress Vera-Ellen portrayed character Maggie Phillips in their film Love Happy (1949). See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) After Stucky is pulled out of the bathroom, the way he is holding the items in his hands changes between shots. See more »

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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 »

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Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin), Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi)
Performed by Ramones
Use by permission of WB Music Corp. o/b/o itself and Taco Tunes, Inc. (ASCAP)
All rights reserved
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Pathetic
11 April 2003 | by (ca) – See all my reviews

WOW, I cannot believe how terrible this film turned out to be. I mean borrowing ideas is one thing but completely remaking Texas Chainsaw Massacre? and badly to boot! There were no scares, no gore, no nothing, just a bunch of people running around screaming trying to be scary. What a bore! It's like remember those lame haunted house rides you used to go on as a kid where you would pay tickets and sit in a car and it would go around in the dark while lights and buzzers went off and maybe like a coffin would pop open or a door would shut really loud behind you or something...now imagine watching 90 minutes of that.

Then throw in a girl giggling at the top of her lungs in the most annoying way possible EVERY 2 SECONDS FOR NO REASON, well, no reason other than maybe waking you from the coma/sleeping marathon the movie will undoubtably put you in, and you'll grasp how painfully annoying and awful this film is. Like seriously, aspirin bottles were getting passed around the theatre no joke. Pathetic attempt.


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