6.1/10
66,513
939 user 213 critic

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

R | | Horror | 11 April 2003 (USA)
Trailer
1:14 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
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.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Popularity
1,686 ( 198)
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record - a "gift from the Lords". The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Bruce Davison
Halloween (2007)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After being committed for 17 years, Michael Myers, now a grown man and still very dangerous, escapes from the mental institution and immediately returns to Haddonfield to find his baby sister, Laurie.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Malcolm McDowell, Tyler Mane
31 (2016)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Jeff Daniel Phillips
Halloween II (2009)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Laurie Strode struggles to come to terms with her brother Michael's deadly return to Haddonfield, Illinois; meanwhile, Michael prepares for another reunion with his sister.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Scout Taylor-Compton, Tyler Mane, Malcolm McDowell
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A washed-up luchador and a super-spy investigate Nazi zombies, a nefarious scientist, and a stripper with a Satanic birthmark.

Director: Rob Zombie
Stars: Joe Alaskey, Ken Foree, Sheri Moon Zombie
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization.

Director: Alexandre Aja
Stars: Ted Levine, Kathleen Quinlan, Dan Byrd
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two siblings and three of their friends en route to visit their grandfather's grave in Texas end up falling victim to a family of cannibalistic psychopaths.

Director: Tobe Hooper
Stars: Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After picking up a traumatized young hitchhiker, five friends find themselves stalked and hunted by a deformed chainsaw-wielding killer and his family of equally psychopathic killers.

Director: Marcus Nispel
Stars: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Andrew Bryniarski
Halloween II (1981)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

While Sheriff Brackett and Dr. Loomis hunt for Michael Myers, a traumatized Laurie is rushed to hospital, and the serial killer is not far behind her.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers
Hostel (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson
Cabin Fever (2002)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of 5 college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals.

Director: Eli Roth
Stars: Jordan Ladd, Rider Strong, James DeBello
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Captain Spaulding
... Sheriff Frank Huston (as William H. Bassett)
... Mother Firefly
... Denise Willis
Joe Dobbs III ... Gerry Ober
... Skunk Ape Wife
... Grampa Hugo
Gregg Gibbs ... Dr. Wolfenstein
... Steve Naish
... Jerry Goldsmith
Ken Johnson ... Skunk Ape Husband
... Mary Knowles
... Ravelli
... Tiny Firefly
... The Professor
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The most shocking tale of carnage ever seen. See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 April 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

1000 cuerpos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

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
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

|

Sound Mix:

| (uncredited)| (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Universal Pictures (original production company) refused to release the film, believing it would be given an "NC-17" rating by the MPAA. See more »

Goofs

(at around 6 mins) After Stucky is pulled out of the bathroom, the way he is holding the items in his hands changes between shots. 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!
See more »

Crazy Credits

The end credits show a dedication to Dennis Fimple (Grampa Hugo) who passed away in 2002, the year before the movie was finally released. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Blood Puddle Reviews (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
Written by Joey Ramone (as Jeffrey Hyman), Johnny Ramone (as John Cummings),
Dee Dee Ramone (as Douglas Colvin), Tommy Ramone (as Thomas Erdelyi)
Performed by Ramones
Use by permission of WB Music Corp. o/b/o itself and Taco Tunes, Inc. (ASCAP)
All rights reserved
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Can we get a hell yeah? I thought so...
25 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

House of 1000 Corpses was well worth the wait. People were understandably a little sceptical of Rob Zombie's debut as a director, but knowing myself that the man is a scholar of the modern horror movie and a raving fanboy himself, I had high expectations of House. I was not disappointed. From the demented and hilarious opening sequence through to the surreal and terrifying ending, Zombie's first foray into direction and writing gives the world of cinema a much needed boot in the pants.

Is it gory? Well, yeah, it is, but it's never gory in an absolutely horrific fashion. What's such a pleasant surprise is that the movie, despite being a homage to the bleak and nihilistic 70s horror boom, is full of well-painted, full-bodied characters and rich dark humour. House of 1000 Corpses is an absolute blast to watch, never wallowing in darkness and only really becoming a terror-ride toward the very end, meaning it's a movie that while not for all the family could well put a smile on at least some of their faces.

The movies combination of gore-soaked serial-killer horror, Tim Burtonesque visuals and Evil Dead's sense of humour is a fresh turn from a genre currently stuck largely in bleak apartment buildings full of long-faced pouty heroines and even longer-faced pouty ghouls. Yeah it isn't that tense, but it's wickedly funny, wonderfully psychedelic and chock full of demented set-pieces. To be honest, I'd almost forgot what it was like to be entertained by horror before I watched this.

A lot of people love to dissect this movie and venerate it's influences, but the bottom line is unlike Kill Bill which relied on you being as nerdy as Tarantino to enjoy it, Zombie's movie is fun whether or not you've seen the movies he doffs his threadbare circus hat to. It's a warped, psychedelic delve into mania that'll make you laugh out loud and keep you on the edge of your seat. Watch it. Watch it ASAP.


60 of 117 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 939 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial