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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | | Horror | 11 April 2003 (USA)
Two young 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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Rated R for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,460,666 (USA) (13 April 2003)

Gross:

$12,634,962 (USA) (6 July 2003)
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Trivia

In the burial scene towards the end of the movie where the caskets are lowered into the ground with a tape recorder, the recording is a slowed down clip of Aleister Crowley repeating "bury me in a nameless grave" which is the opening line from his poem "The Poet" recorded in 1920. See more »

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The TV announcer pronounces Dr. Wolfenstein's name "Wolfen-STEEN". Dr. Wolfenstein pronounces it himself "Wolfen-STINE". 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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Halloween Stomp
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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I'm allergic to this "movie".
4 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is it possible that in my lifetime or for that matter in the tenure of mankind on this earth to see a film worse than this? This putrid piece of cellulose is terribly written,acted and edited. I remember Rob Zombie pimping this garbage and assuring us that it was so gruesome and gory that no movie studio would give it a go. I thought to myself,well finally somebody will scare the hell outta me like "The Exorcist" and "Hellraiser". Never been more wrong.Even with the obvious satirical overtones. This cinematic insult makes "Plan 9 From Outer Space" look like "Citizen Kane".I have the feeling that Mr.Zombie went on a "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "Top Secret" bender and came up with this pile of fecal matter. I understand Rob's fascination with gore,blood and the like,as I have seen him perform live with his band,and they were quite good,but for the love of God,Rob,stop making movies. There are absolutely no redeemable qualities to it. No scene stood out.No likable characters,just all annoying as hell. In short,if this movie was a meal,I'd spend an hour licking my dog's behind to get the bad taste out of my mouth.


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