Thursday, July 7, 2011

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)



Say what you will about Rob Zombie's recent work, but House of 1000 Corpses is one of my favorite horror films. Starring Chris Hardwick (host of MTV's 90s dating show Singled Out) and a then unknown Rainn Wilson (The Office), this film was one of the most exciting experiences I've ever had in a theater. I went with a close friend, his girlfriend, my girlfriend at the time, and her two friends. After the film was over, my friend's girlfriend finally opened her eyes for the first time since the movie started, my girlfriend went to the bathroom because she thought she was going to vomit, and the last two actually went to fucking church! And that was just a small group of us. I can only imagine how many more people were disturbed by this film; and very rightly so. It's a fucking classic.

2 comments:

  1. Indeed. Zombie created a cult classic on his first attempt at making a feature length film. As much as I love House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects blew me away even more. Both films are wonderfully disturbing is their own special ways. This was a series that I had hoped would have been a trilogy, but the ending of Rejects put a stop to that. Though I was saddened at the end, I feel as though it was one of the best ending to a film that I have ever seen. I really do give it that much praise.

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  2. One time, I was on IMDb looking at one of Rob's movies, I forget which, but one of the Forum topics was titled "HE FUCKING JUST KEEPS REMAKING THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE!!"

    I laughed soooo goddamned hard, because to an extent, it's totally true. Regardless, I still love House and Rejects. I'm one of the few people on this earth that prefer House better. I just loved the colors and atmosphere of it.

    Rejects is outstanding as well, but for some reason, the experience of House was just fantastic. Watching it in a theater, I had the feeling I was truly experiencing the 80s again. It was killer.

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