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DVD Review – House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

House of 1000 Corpses, 2003.

Directed by Rob Zombie.

Starring Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, Karen Black, Tom Towles, Walton Goggins, Matthew McGrory, Rainn Wilson, Erin Daniels, and Dennis Fimple.

Synopsis:

Four young thrill-seekers exploring the backwoods of Texas become the victims of a family of sadistic killers.

With his latest movie 31 recently dividing audiences with its back-to-basics approach, crowdfunded production and the director’s seeming refusal to put out an uncensored cut, Fabulous Films have gone back to the beginning of controversial director/metal icon Rob Zombie’s filmmaking career and reissued his debut feature House of 1000 Corpses on DVD (why is there still no Blu-ray release for the UK?) and what an interesting exercise it is revisiting this offbeat little gem.

Interesting because there are many parallels between this movie and 31 – troubled production and director’s cuts notwithstanding, there are also plenty of narrative similarities – but whereas 31 felt rushed,
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House of 1000 Corpses Unrated Cut Is Lost Forever Says Rob Zombie

House of 1000 Corpses Unrated Cut Is Lost Forever Says Rob Zombie
Last weekend, director Rob Zombie returned with a new horror-thriller entitled 31, which is currently playing in select theaters and available on VOD formats. Some fans are still waiting for an extended edition of his directorial debut, House of 1000 Corpses. But those fans seemingly shouldn't hold their breath for this to come out. The director spoke about this long-awaited extended edition in a recent interview, and it seems it may never be released.

Rob Zombie first rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock group White Zombie, and he would often direct his own music videos for the band, including one for the group's breakout hit "More Human Than Human." In 2003, Rob Zombie made his feature directorial debut with House of 1000 Corpses, which was hardly a critical (19% on Rotten Tomatoes) or a commercial ($16.8 million worldwide from a $7 million budget) success, but it would go on to be a cult classic.
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The Best Of Number Two – The Devil’s Rejects By Alex Divincenzo

Hello, and welcome to The Best Of Number Two here at The Liberal Dead. We haven’t done any kind of theme for a long time, so I thought I would reach out to some some talented people from other sites, and see if we can put something together. I decided it would be a theme about the best second films in a franchise/series. Expect discussion about Metamorhosis: The Alien Factor, The Devil’s Rejects, C.H.U.D. II, Blade II, Sleepaway Camp II, Amityville 2, Island of the Fishmen, The Dark Knight, Final Destination 2, House II and more.

Rob Zombie is a polarizing filmmaker, to say the least. Love him or hate him, you cannot deny is his ambition. The longtime musician made his feature directorial debut with House of 1000 Corpses. Although filmed in 2000, the movie didn’t hit theaters until 2003. Corpses fell victim to many issues that first-time directors face,
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Thn HalloweenFest Day 14: House Of 1000 Corpses

‘Goddamn, motherfucker got blood all over my best clown suit!’

Director: Rob Zombie

Cast: Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Dennis Fimple, Matthew McGrory, Robert Allen Mukes

Plot: Two teenage couples are traveling across Texas the night before Halloween, when they encounter a sadistic family of serial killers.

Zombie’s directorial debut adopts a familiar premise, but the story is focused primarily on the antagonists, and he creates such morbidly fascinating, humorous characters, that you cannot help but fully embrace them. He also wrote the screenplay, and composed the majority of the soundtrack, which adds yet another layer of zombifying insanity into the mix, further smothering the viewer with his depraved and unique style.

Captain Spaulding (Haig) and Otis B. Driftwood (Moseley), who are two of the main offending characters (as though this wasn’t evident from their eccentric names alone), are particularly voracious in their demeanour,
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Hellbillies Deluxe, or, How To Make A (Hillbilly) Monster Vol. 2

Ok Young’ns, hopefully you’ve had time to let volume one sink into your brain-holes. Now it’s time to jump into volume two and see how much further Zombie takes us down the Hillbilly Rabbit Hole. So pay attention because I’m gonna learn ya somethin’!

Again, I will assume that everyone (reading this post) has seen The Devil’s Rejects. If not, tell me why the Hell you didn’t watch it right after you sat through The House of 1000 Corpses?! Huh?! Anyway, you’re grounded. Now, go sit in the out house and think about what you did…

Now, we’ll briefly re-cap volume one so we’re all on the same page. For some unGodly reason, Rob Zombie thinks Hillbillies are cool and makes them bad-ass in his flicks instead of dumb-ass-es. Instead of making them bumbling comic relief stereotypes, he turns them into
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Hellbillies Deluxe Or, How To Make A (Hillbilly) Monster Vol. 1

I wanna say a few (thousand) words about Rob Zombie’s first 2 flicks. Vol. 1 will focus on ‘House of 1,000 Corpses’ and Vol. 2 will cover ‘The Devil’s Rejects.’ I wanna first congratulate Rob Zombie on making Hillbillies seem cool. To my knowledge, this has never been accomplished in history before or since his attempt/s. As a Hillbilly, this fact makes me slightly happy and partially aroused. That being said, onto the good stuff.

I’m going to assume that everyone (reading this post) has seen this film. If not, pause this article, go watch the movie on VHS (or Beta Max where available) and come back to us. I don’t feel like telling you lazy bastards all the info you can get on IMDb.

“How does one make a Hillbilly seem cool” you ask? Well take Zombie’s example. The characters in his films may be Hillbillies or Rednecks,
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