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House of 1000 Corpses

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House of 1000 Corpses

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
88 minutes
Wide Release Date:
04/11/03
performer:
Karen Black, Jeanne Carmen, Sid Haig, Chris Hardwick, Michael J. Pollard
director:
Rob Zombie
distributor:
Lions Gate Films
author:
Rob Zombie
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Horror

We gave it a D-

Kids get lost on a back road, wander into the wrong house, and — surprise! — become fresh meat for a family of psycho killers. You’ve seen it in a zillion horror flicks, and so has director Rob Zombie (ex-lead singer of White Zombie), who borrows from most of them for a sadistic mess of torture and dismemberment. But at least he has Black, campily flouncing as the crazy matriarch, who helps take things so ridiculously over the top that they don’t even seem (that) disgusting. EXTRAS ”Special Features” include three cast members cracking up over gross knock-knock jokes, a ”Behind the Scenes” look at the crew milling around between takes, and interviews with actors who discuss the upcoming sequel. Now that’s scary!