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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$268,127 (Australia) (12 March 2004)
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Universal pictures (original production company) refused to release the film, believing it would be given an "NC-17" rating by the MPAA. See more »

Goofs

When the robber with the ski mask points his revolver at Captain Spaulding for the last time you hear the sound of the hammer being cocked, yet in subsequent shots the hammer is uncocked. 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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After the last scene, the words "The End?" are shown. See more »

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References Duck Soup (1933) See more »

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Pussy Liquor
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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