House of 1000 Corpses
great movie. Twisted irreverent, I didnít know what to expect when
dealing with Rob Zombieís directorial debut, however he has done an
amazing job with a horror flick that hams it up and fully pays homage to
older horror flicks that go before it.
Iíd have to say that I do watch quite a few horror flicks and for one
Iíd say that this movie is not really that scary, nor for that matter
particularly brutal, or have I simply become desensitised?
young adults doing a roadtrip come across Captain Spauldings House of
Horrors whilst looking for a gas station. Whilst filling up they learn
from the good Captain about a local legend, an evil Dr. Satan. Having
been told about the tree that Dr. Satan is supposedly buried under, the
boys decide that they just have to go out there.
the way the lads and their girlfriends pick up Baby (played by Sheri
Moon), a gorgeous but deranged chick who tells them that she can get
their car fixed when it breaks down in a storm and thatís when all hell
breaks loose and we get to meet the freakiest family that Iíve seen in a
Director Rob Zombie has taken to this movie with such reverence, zest
and zeal that you just have to enjoy it. Itís depraved, a tad gory and
makes no bones about itís love of older horror movies with itís B Movie
inserts with go go themes and general fantastic grainy look.
video on this is excellent and is nice and clear except for when itís
not meant to be. Some purists will whinge about how the aspect ratio
differs from other regions but to be honest with you, it didnít bother
me in the slightest. The movie looks great!
is same again with good surround work really helping to keep you on edge
when there is off screen sounds such as screams and other effects.
extras are all good as well with one exception being the extra Tiny F#cked
A Stump. Itís crap and didnít need to be there. The rest are all very
valid and the audio commentary with Rob Zombie is brilliant.
you are a fan of horror/slasher flicks then make sure you buy this DVD.
Itís really worth your dollars and will be watched more than once. A
cast of characters like car wrecks and a plot that doesnít take itself
too seriously, House of 1000 corpses is the creeper hit of Halloween!