House of 1000 Corpses (2003), (US) horror film with a running time of 1 hour 29 minutes. Rated R for some displays of violence and sadism, by director and screenwriter Rob Zombie. With an estimated budget of $7 million and gross box office $12.583 million at the end of June 2003. Starring Sid Haig, Karen Black, Bill Moseley. This film produced by Spectacle Entertainment Group, Universal Pictures.
A number of character names in this film taken directly from Marx Brothers films: Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding from Animal Crackers (1930), Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff from Horse Feathers (1932), Rufus T. Firefly from Duck Soup (1933), Otis B. Driftwood from A Night at the Opera (1935), Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush from A Day at the Races (1937), S. Quentin Quale from Go West (1940); Signor Emanuel Ravelli from Animal Crackers (1930) and perhaps Vera-Ellen from the film Love Happy (1949).
Synopsis House of 1000 Corpses
Two young couples decide to go on a misguided journey. Through back roads in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. But their search ended tragically, now they lost and stranded, and are starting to attacked by a strange family and psychopaths. Murder, cannibalism and other horrific satanic rituals were among the horrors that awaited them.
In his commentary on the DVD version. Rob Zombie revealed that Jake McKinnon (The Professor) couldn’t see clearly when it came to wearing his costume. In a scene where she swings an ax at Denise, her terrible vision could have injured Erin Daniels if she hadn’t moved quickly.
Uniquely, this horror film uses the same location as a film of a different genre, namely The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).
“House of 1000 Corpses” a horror film directed by Rob Zombie, released in 2003. The film follows a group of four young adults. Who travel across the country in search of strange roadside attractions for a book they are writing. Along the way, they meet Captain Spaulding, a sadistic gas station owner who tells them about the legend of Doctor Satan.
Reviews House of 1000 Corpses
Intrigued by the story, the group decides to explore the local area in search of Doctor Satan’s grave. Their journey leads them to the Firefly family, a crazy and murderous clan living in a remote farmhouse. The Firefly Family, led by Mother Firefly and her three children (Otis, Baby, and Tiny), capture the group and subject them to sadistic torture and psychological torture.
During the night, the group faces unimaginable horrors at the hands of the Firefly family. They must fight for their lives and try to escape from the clutches of crazy kidnappers. The film filled with graphic violence and a bizarre sense of humor as it delves into the deepest depths of human depravity.
“House of 1000 Corpses” known for its homage to 1970s exploitation horror films and its over-the-top style with themes of sadism and madness. The film ended up as extreme content that both liked and controversial.