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House of 1000 Corpses

Year: 2003
Director: Rob Zombie
Writer: Rob Zombie
Cast: Sid Haig
After a big splash by Rob Zombie and the studio and distributor, was it worth the wait?

It depends what you're after. I thought it was going to be a real schlock horror, played mostly for laughs in the way the Toxic Avenger movies were, but it was actually quite serious, professionally done and as such both scary and disturbing. Although it's a mystery why it apparently upset so many people (including the original distributor) as there was hardly any bloodshed. Unless it was just clever marketing.

Either way, Zombie takes a conventional approach by setting it up like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre , by setting four teens on the road late at night when they come across Captain Spaulding's House of Horrors, a gas station and theme park ride featuring famous killers.

From there they come across a family of crazed hillbillys who proceed to kidnap torture and murder them, all under the guise of a local legend about a mad doctor.

Well done but in the end nothing exceptional.

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