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House of 1000 Corpses

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by rickbass, Jun 15, 2004.

  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    As a horror fan, I stumbled onto this film the other night on HBO.

    I guess I picked it up while it was still only 1/4 of the way into the movie.

    Just wondered what you alll thought of it. Please post your comments.

    At many times, I was reminded of one of the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" series, and then again, not.

    Just would like to hear what you think.
  2. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I rather liked it. Most people didn't.

    I dig campy horror (well, I dig all horror), and I'm pretty sure that's what Rob Zombie was going for.
  3. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    I thought it was naff and lame to be honest!

    I hated how they appeared to have attempted to cash in with the hordes of 14-18 year old 'mini-goths' by including 'twisted, warped' clowns in there. Just my view though..

    I'm a pretty hardcore bmovie/zombie film with films ranging from the classics; dawn of teh dead, to the lesser known (mostly crap) pieces such as extreme zombie flesh eaters 1-3 (possibly the only proof that 2 isn't better than 1..or 3 for that matter).
  4. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    i was kind of sick when i watched it. and eating that popcorn and coke in the theater made me not feel that good, so the entire time i had a stomache ache and was watching people be cut up and ****. i think that it was a stuipid movie, for those who liked it they are coming out with a sequel with a pornstar :D. i will probably see it anyway though. but it had really no plot, and half the time it was just like, hey, let's cut this bitch up or something stuipid. that one girl that was annoying as hell in it, was sooooooo hot though.
  5. Baofu


    Mar 8, 2003
    I hear the second one will be more of a detective film (?). I think Rob Zombie's a decent director, it's obvious he knows the source material. Definitely a tribute of sorts, though I thought Eli Roth's effort (Cabin Fever) was much stronger in the campy horror genre.
  6. Stephen Soto

    Stephen Soto

    Oct 12, 2003
    i think Rob Zombie pretty much knows how to direct, like Baofu said already. but like i said, the basic premise of HO1000C was, "hey, let's cut this bitch up for like, no apparent reason at all... yeah...". what do you guys think?
  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    The problem is, there's camp, and there's crap. Rob Zombie knows and aimed for the first, and ended up with the latter.
  8. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    That about says it all right there.
  9. Only


    Sep 8, 2002
    Warrensburg, MO
    Now, I'll go ahead and say I love horror movies. Even super-bad ones like Prince of Darkness, where people find a cannister of liquid Satan under a church, or Redneck Zombies, where some hillbillies find a barrel of radioactive waste and use it as part of a still, or Frogs, where a group of people is menaced by, yes, normal frogs . These are all fun movies for me. I'm not a horror purist or anything. Heck, I even thought Van Helsing was alright.

    But I'd rather be punched in the face than watch House of 1000 Corpses again. There's a difference between homage and ripping off someone else's stuff. And why the thirteen plot twists? What point did that serve? And while we're at it, there's one scene which may be my least favorite scene of all time in every movie I've ever seen. EVER. The super wide angle shot of ChopTop from Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 holding a gun to the deputy's head for roughly two minutes? WHY? Why, I ask you????? Don't even get me started on the family.

    ...All in all, I give it twelve thumbs down. I had to borrow five other people's hands, just to express how much I hate this movie, and the 105 minutes it stole from my life.
  10. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Sooooo......you're saying you didn't like it, right?

    I thought the guy looked a lot like ChopTop too, minus the dead thingey hanging off of him.
  11. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I like points all of you have made.

    The film reminded me of "From Dusk til' Dawn" in the respect that it depended too much on being non-stop lurid in an attempt to be kitschy.
  12. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Yeah, but Dusk til' Dawn succeeded in being campy (which is different than kitsch).
  13. Zirc


    May 13, 2001
    Los Angeles
    I saw the whole thing and thought this all the way through Rick.

    I didn't really see a point to the movie. I just thought it was stupid really. Maybe horror films aren't my thing?

    I still like Rob Zombie and his attitude toward things though, so it has nothing to do with him.
  14. Stachio

    Stachio Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2002
    I've been wanting that poster with the frog and the man's arm hanging out his mouth. Wish I could find one.
    My beef with that movie was the fact that the frogs didn't really do anything until they kill a man by scaring him and hopping on him (I assume...I didn't delve too much into the plot). Otherwise, throughout the whole movie, you get random zoom-ins of frogs watching the protagonists. I mean if lizards can kill a man through their ability to read a bottle labelled POISON (because no household is complete without a bottle of poison)...why can't the frogs do anything?
    Now I've got a hunkering to rent that jewel again.

    On topic...I sort of liked House of a 1000 Corpses. Nothing too innovative, and not too much thought involved in watching it.
  15. vegaas


    Nov 6, 2001
    If you didnt know the movie was going to be stupid going in, well, then you're stupid.
    I knew it was a dumb movie, but I kind of liked it. My girlfriend hated it.
    And yes, Cabin Fever was a better movie, as was Wrong Turn.
  16. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Oh, definitely "Yes!" vegass - you know that going in. I would hope most most mature people know it's just a gratuitous gore thrill ride like like an old Alice Cooper show.

    I knew from the outset I wasn't going to be seeing something on the level like "Natural Born Killers" or "The Ring."
  17. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS

    I can't believe somebody else has seen Frogs. My friend bought it for 4.99 at Walmart, and it is one of the few movies that I have ever seen that makes me feel dumber after watching it.

    I make fun of him all the time for buying that movie.

    HO1000C was all gore and no story, I would've rather watched Autopsy and learned something, instead of that gore fest.