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House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | | Horror | 11 April 2003 (USA)
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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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Rob Zombie

Writer:

Rob Zombie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sid Haig ... Captain Spaulding
William Bassett ... Sheriff Frank Huston (as William H. Bassett)
Karen Black ... Mother Firefly
Erin Daniels ... Denise Willis
Joe Dobbs III Joe Dobbs III ... Gerry Ober
Judith Drake ... Skunk Ape Wife
Dennis Fimple ... Grampa Hugo
Gregg Gibbs ... Dr. Wolfenstein
Walton Goggins ... Steve Naish
Chris Hardwick ... Jerry Goldsmith
Ken Johnson Ken Johnson ... Skunk Ape Husband
Jennifer Jostyn ... Mary Knowles
Irwin Keyes ... Ravelli
Matthew McGrory ... Tiny Firefly
Jake McKinnon ... The Professor
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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

1000 cuerpos See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,460,666, 13 April 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,634,962, 6 July 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,194,583
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Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)| DTS (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was NC-17 but was cut to an R rating, the cut footage was never released. See more »

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Jerry's right hand jumps on and off his mug between shots. 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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Crazy Credits

After the last scene, the words "The End?" are shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

The August 2003 DVD release from Lions Gate is the R-rated theatrical version only. See more »

Connections

References Alice in Wonderland (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

I Remember You
Written by Johnny Mercer (as John Mercer) and Victor Schertzinger
Performed by Slim Whitman
Courtesy of Capitol Nashville under license from EMI Film & TV Music
Use by permission of Paramount Pictures Corporation
All rights reserved
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Assinine - save your money
29 April 2003 | by xskumbagxSee all my reviews

As a fan of horror and gore, B-movies, and Rob Zombie, I walked in to see this biased that I would like it no matter what. I was wrong. This was one of the worst movies ever made. Not scary, and actually annoying to watch.

That annoying hot chick's laugh throughout the film, the cranky grandfather spitting food, the tow truck driver in a bear suit, Dr. Satan's underground lair, Agatha Crispies cereal, Betty boop lip sync, the Merman sculpture, all the victims dressed in bunny suits. . . let me try and get all of this into a format that makes sense.

I am dumbfounded at how ridiculous this movie was. I cannot adequately describe what I did not like about it, since there was SOOO much. It was written for s***, it blatantly stole ideas from like 8 different movies, including Goonies, Texas Chainsaw, HellRaiser, and Natural Born Killers. The throw-back cheesey low budget special effects, Captain Spaulding clown guy getting robbed in the beginning -why? Nothing fit together with any thing else. The camerawork, sometimes shot in the negative, sometimes like an old fuzzy television, was distracting (that may be a good thing).

This was so bad, and I do not mean "so bad that it is good." I mean horrible. It was a major disappointment, and I regret seeing it.


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