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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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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Life and Death are Meaningless...And Pain Is God 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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Both this and the sequel, The Devil's Rejects (2005), are dedicated to actors who appear in the film but died before its release. See more »

Goofs

On the DVD "Scene Selection" menu, Bill Moseley's character is standing in the grave yard speaking about facts of life. During his speech, he will start to tap his feet and you will hear echos as if he is standing on concrete floor and not in a dirt cemetery as his character is setup to be. 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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After the last scene, the words "The End?" are shown. See more »

Alternate Versions

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. See more »

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References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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I Wanna Be Loved By You
Written by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Herbert Stothart
Performed by Helen Kane
Courtesy of Louisiana Red Hot Records under license from Robert Parker Jazz Classics
Use by permission of Edwin H. Morris & Company, A Division of MPL Communications, Inc., Harry Ruby Music c/o The Songwriters Guild Of America,
Larry Spier, Inc. and Warner Bros Inc.
All rights reserved
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I really had high hopes for this movie...
9 July 2004 | by leroythebassmanSee all my reviews

I wanted to see this movie so bad after knowing rob zombie's vast knowledge and love of horror films, but this turned out to be an over done, overly long, bad movie. I LOVE all types of italian exploitation flicks and horror films, but this movie felt so forced. It was like one of rob zombies videos that just went on and on. he uses one cliché after another of "sick twisted s**t" from grainy flash cuts to the characters talking, to weird old men characters that "creep you out". I really wanted this to be good but... sigh... it just was to, "dude this is like so f***ing twisted. Rob zombie neede to realize all the shocking stuff has been done by now, you can't try to make a more twisted than TCM family, or a more horrifying than hellraiser monster, you need substance. You just can't recreate the charm of a grainy old badly acted horror film with a modern film.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)| DTS (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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