Rob Zombie brings back old school grindhouse horror in his directorial debut!
Apr 28, 2009
House of 1,000 Corpses marks the directorial debut of Thrash/Industrial Artist/Musician Rob Zombie. This film was sitting on the shelf for a couple of years before Lion's Gate released it theatrically. A homage of sorts to Zombie's favorite genre, southern fried horror. Throw in Texas Chainsaw Massacre, add a little Eaten Alive and a dash of FunHouse and you'll get the flavor of this film.
Four twenty somethings are riding along the back southern roads when they come across a roadside carnival run by an eccentric clown named Captain Spaulding. He gives them a personnel tour of his fun house of horrors and tells them the tale of a local ghoul named Doctor Satan. Inspired by phantasmagorical tale of the good doctor, they decide to search for his grave. Captain Spaulding draws them a map and gives them directions to an area where the Doctor allegedly died. On the road, they meet a pretty blond hitch-hiker who also knows about the legend of Doctor Satan...and a little more! What happens next? You'll have to visit House of 1,000 Corpses!
A great film that does what it sets out to do. I'm so glad to see old school grind house horror is back in the mainstream. A sequel is out and it's even better! I have to strongly recommend this movie. You won't regret it!
*1/2 out of **** So musician Rob Zombie (whose work includes collaborations with the band White Zombie as well as some solo work later in his career) has made a movie. It's called "House of 1000 Corpses". If you know a single thing about Zombie's musical style(s) and the many things that he talked about whenever he let loose his distinctive, often strangely beautiful voice; then you need not know a whole lot more about his debut film. Zombie - an avid fan of horror movies … more