Michael Sauter
August 15, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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!

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