HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES

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Release Date: April 18, 2003

Starring: Sid Haig, Erin Daniels, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black, Sheri Moon, Bill Moseley, and Michael J. Pollard

Genre: Horror

Audience: Teenagers and young
adults REVIEWER: Dr. Tom
Snyder HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES
is a rip-off of the TEXAS
CHAINSAW MASSACRE horror
movies. Two Hollywood studios
turned down this gorefest
about four young adults
searching for thrills on
Halloween, who run into a
demented family of maniacs,
led by an oversexed
middle-aged woman named Mother
Firefly and a long-haired
freak who likes to mutilate
his victims. The two young men
of the group are doing a book
on bizarre roadside
attractions. They run into a
demented clown, who owns an
attraction called Captain
Spaulding's Museum of Monsters
and Madmen. Captain Spaulding
runs a haunted house ride
featuring notorious killers,
including a local madmen named
Dr. Satan, who was hanged by
the townspeople. On the way to
visit the hanging tree, the
men and their girlfriends have
the unfortunate fate of
running into Mother Firefly's
sex-crazed young daughter.
Murderous mayhem then
ensues. Except for the
character of Captain
Spaulding, who's played with
demented verve by Sid Haig,
HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES lacks
inspiration. Directed by
obnoxious rocker Rob Zombie,
the movie continues the
terrible trend of contemporary
horror movies, where the evil
mad killers defeat all of
their evil victims, no matter
how hard they try to escape.
The movie also contains plenty
of strong foul language, many
gory images, and
nudity. Please address your
comments to: Tom Ortenberg,
President Lions Gate
FIlms 4553 Glencoe Ave., Suite
200 Marina del Rey, CA
90292 Phone: (310)
314-2000 Fax: (310)
396-6041 Website:
www.lionsgatefilms.com

Rating: R

Runtime: 88 minutes

Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Director: Rob Zombie

Executive Producer:

Producer: Andy Gould EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Andy Given and Guy Osearey

Writer: Rob Zombie

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Content:

(AbAbAb, H, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, D, M) Demonic worldview with humanist elements where evil is victorious; 82 mostly strong obscenities, 17 strong profanities and at least one light profanity; extreme, excessive, gory violence including point blank shootings, implied torture, mutilation, bloody corpses, skeletons, couple buried alive, and stabbings; images of gyrating semi-nude women in apparent porno flicks; upper and rear female nudity; smoking; and, kidnapping.

GENRE: Horror

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Summary:

HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES is a horror gorefest about four young adults searching for thrills on Halloween, who run into a demented family of murderous maniacs. Except for the character of a demented clown played with verve by Sid Haig, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES lacks inspiration.

Review:

HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES is a rip-off of the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE horror movies. Two Hollywood studios turned down this gorefest about four young adults searching for thrills on Halloween, who run into a demented family of maniacs, led by an oversexed middle-aged woman named Mother Firefly and a long-haired freak who likes to mutilate his victims. The two young men of the group are doing a book on bizarre roadside attractions. They run into a demented clown, who owns an attraction called Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Madmen. Captain Spaulding runs a haunted house ride featuring notorious killers, including a local madmen named Dr. Satan, who was hanged by the townspeople. On the way to visit the hanging tree, the men and their girlfriends have the unfortunate fate of running into Mother Firefly's sex-crazed young daughter. Murderous mayhem then ensues.

Except for the character of Captain Spaulding, who's played with demented verve by Sid Haig, HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES lacks inspiration. Directed by obnoxious rocker Rob Zombie, the movie continues the terrible trend of contemporary horror movies, where the evil mad killers defeat all of their evil victims, no matter how hard they try to escape. The movie also contains plenty of strong foul language, many gory images, and nudity.

Please address your comments to:

Tom Ortenberg, President

Lions Gate FIlms

4553 Glencoe Ave., Suite 200

Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Phone: (310) 314-2000

Fax: (310) 396-6041

Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

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