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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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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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The movie some never wanted you to see. 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:

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

Gross:

$268,127 (Australia) (12 March 2004)
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Rob Zombie considered appearing a few seconds into the film as Dr. Wolfenstein. However, after deciding that he would look "normal" no matter what make-up effects were used, he chose not to. Instead, he took on the brief role as Dr Wolfenstein's assistant (for about 2 seconds) and can be seen in the background and then smashing a pumpkin with a sledgehammer. 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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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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I Wanna Be Loved By You
Written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Herbert Stothart
Performed by Helen Kane
Courtesy of Louisiana Red Hot Records under license from Robert Parker Jazz Classics
Use by permission of Edwin H. Morris & Company, A Division of MPL Communications, Inc., Harry Ruby Music c/o The Songwriters Guild Of America,
Larry Spier, Inc. and Warner Bros Inc.
All rights reserved
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Isn't that CUTE?
22 April 2003 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Awww, widdle Wobby Zombie made himself a MOVIE! YES he did! He's like a BIG boy!

The fact that a bad metal singer made a bad movie is certainly nothing shocking. What gets to me is that he apparently had a moment where he said to himself, "Good golly, Robert, we've got to STYLIZE this thing! That's the only thing for it!" "Stylize" is a Hollywood word that means "I'm gonna do some wacky crap with the camera and edit it like a crack addict and pretend it means something."

No, no, it was REAL scary though. Trust me. Nightmares for weeks. It was almost as scary as that episode of "Cosby" where Theo pierces his ear.

It's full of nasty grossness, I'll give it that. But trust me, if you manage to get an ingrown toenail and it gets infected, it'll be WAY, WAY grosser than this "movie" and more interesting to watch, AND it's free!


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