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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.

Director:

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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God bless this house. 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

Karen Black plays Mother Firefly in this film, but due to a salary dispute prior to preproduction on its sequel The Devil's Rejects (2005), Black was replaced by Leslie Easterbrook. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 8 mins) In the graveyard scene with Mary, the shadow of the camera and cameraman can be seen as she spins around. 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

In interviews Rob Zombie said how lot of the violent and disturbing scenes cut for R rating included Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie). Scenes showing her being a necrophiliac were also deleted from the final film, but few shots from one such scene, her kissing a skeleton and touching herself with it, was left in. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Book of the Senseless (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Brick House
Written by Lionel Richie (as Lionel B. Richie), Ronald La Pread (as Ronald LaPread),
Walter Orange, Milan Williams, Thomas McClary and William King
Performed by The Commodores
Courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
(P) 1977 Motown Record Company L.P.
Use by permission of Jobete Music Co. Inc.
All rights reserved
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Is this horror?
18 March 2004 | by Rj34594See all my reviews

I love horror films, even the cheesy ones. But this is not horror. Its a rip off from start to finish. Why cant horror films be more original and just scare the pants off people like they used to? I would not mind the most simplistic storyline, with an obvious ending just as long that there was HORROR in the film. OK there is some form of shock value (to a minimal effect). It was like watching the results of 'Last House on the Left vs Texas Chainsaw Massacre Goes Horribly Wrong', and Last House was nothing to shout about. I only watched this movie to the end because I paid to rent the damn thing. By the time I got to the end of the film I found the whole thing embarrassing. Also there are plot holes everywhere and parts of the music score did not fit at all. If you watch this movie turn the sound down when the police officer goes into slo mo, or keep it on for full comedy value! Two good things about the film (after all the panning) is Sid Haig and Sheri Moon. Haig's performance is top notch and Sheri Moon was very attractive and shows signs of acting potential.


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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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