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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:
Chad Bannon Chad Bannon ... Killer Karl
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
Sid Haig ... Captain Spaulding
Chris Hardwick ... Jerry Goldsmith
Ken Johnson Ken Johnson ... Skunk Ape Husband
Jennifer Jostyn ... Mary Knowles
Irwin Keyes ... Ravelli
Matthew McGrory ... Tiny Firefly
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Storyline

On the eve of Halloween, on October 1977, four friends--Bill, Jerry, Mary, and Denise--embark on an exciting cross-country road trip to write a guidebook about offbeat roadside attractions in America's less-travelled roads. Before long, the young explorers chance upon Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Madmen, only to become infatuated with the local legend of a deranged serial-killer doctor, and cross paths with the mysterious hitchhiker, Baby. However, when the unsuspecting group meets Baby's eccentric family after having a flat tyre, an endless night of terror, torture, and murder ensues. Has anyone ever got out alive from the House of Thousand Corpses? Written by Nick Riganas

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The movie some never wanted you to see. See more »

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Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

(at around 30 secs) Rob Zombie considered appearing a few seconds into the film as Dr. Wolfenstein. However, after deciding that he would look "normal" no matter what make-up effects were used, he chose not to. Instead, he took on the brief role as Dr Wolfenstein's assistant (for about two seconds) and can be seen in the background and then smashing a pumpkin with a sledgehammer. See more »

Goofs

(at around 4 mins) 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 »

Quotes

[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

Spoofed in Carmen Goes South (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Run, Rabbit, Run
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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Horrible... oh so horrible
13 April 2003 | by obeviousSee all my reviews

Comments...see one line summary above. I would comment further but I am still mad at myself for wasting my time and money watching this HORRIBLE movie. Now I am even more upset with myself for taking the time to write this comment. Rob Zombie, Stick to the three minute videos you can handle... leave the movie making for people who know what they are doing...like the guy who made Karate Kid Part 3 or Batman and Robin. Both are unwatchable films but pure movie bliss compared to House of a 1000 Corpses. Man did I hate that movie. Maybe Zombie can go to film school before he makes the sequel and learn how his cheap camera tricks are amature at best and quite annoying. There, I put in my two cents. I wish that was the price I paid at the box office.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of 1000 Corpses See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,400,000, 13 April 2003

Gross USA:

$12,634,962

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,829,545
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Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)| DTS (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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