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House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Poster

Alternate Versions

The original 105 minute version is out there somewhere but has yet to surface. Rob Zombie has stated that the material is not available. Whether this is true or not remains to be seen. It should be noted however that Zombie willingly cut most of the footage described below while the film was shelved and looking for a distributor. In fact, very little was removed to get an R-rating.
The full version shown at the Argentinian film festival:
  • A slightly different version of Captain Spauling's story about Dr. Satan. He never says what Dr. Satan's real name was (leading to a scene described below).


  • A scene in the back of the car where Baby accuses Mary and Denise of being lesbians.


  • The "creation of Fishboy" snuff video is omitted (this was shot much later, after the film was shelved in fact).


  • An extended version of Denise, Jerry, and Mary are tied up in the living room, where it is revealed that Grampa Hugo is Dr. Satan.


  • Baby only stabs Mary four times.


  • An entirely different version of the "underground" scenes: Instead of finding Dr. Satan and The Professor in the operating room, Denise finds it full of Dr. Satan's experiments, which have Jerry strapped down and are eating him. Denise is chased through the tunnel by the ghouls.


  • In a nighttime prologue, crews in biohazard suits exhume the skeletons in the Firefly's backyard.


  • The original ending of Denise getting picked up by Captain Spaulding driving a red covertable, was that Spaulding was originally driving a large delivery truck which ended when his assistant, Ravini, appeared again from the back of the truck, grabs Denise, and pulls her back into the truck which is lit with red light.


The August 2003 DVD release from Lions Gate is the R-rated theatrical version only.
Available in Germany in two versions: the uncut theatrical version with a JK/SPIO approval (which has since been put on the BPJM index) and an edited version with a "Not under 18" rating from the FSK.

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