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

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11 April 2003 (USA)  »

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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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During its box-office run, the movie encountered two instances of the number 666: At the beginning of its run, when its opening weekend was $3,460,666, and at the end of its run, when its per-theater-average (the weekend gross divided by the number of theaters) was $666 per theater. See more »

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(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 »

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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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Features Munster, Go Home! (1966) See more »

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Everybody Scream!
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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House of 1000 Movies
2 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

If you have not seen a vast majority of horror movies then this movie will probably seem exciting and new. It is most assuredly not. Neither is it scary, creepy, or really entertaining.

With a plot pulled from Texas Chainsaw Massacre re-visioned so that it can star Rob Zombie's wife, this film was a disappointment at first and then became comically bad as it progressed. So bad that it is now used as a drinking game for several friends and I as to who can guess which scene in this movie is a direct replica of another movie.

Really it all boils down to there is nothing original or even an attempt at original in this film. Instead every camera angle recalls another movie from Evil Dead II to Se7en. This movie seems to be a pandering attempt at teenagers who simply desire some sort of shock and gore with an almost elitist feeling of trying to seem as a homage but just comes off as a cheap bootleg version. I fear for Halloween as from various sources I have read it seems it is heading to the same fate as being a knock-off of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

Of course this is all my opinion. If you have not seen this movie, go ahead and watch it. It is only your time you will be losing and although I dislike it your opinion may be different.


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