House of 1000 Corpses Review
Written by: stewiesinferno
House of 1000 Corpses was a breath of fresh air to me. It was released around the time when remakes were overkill, and there was nothing original or disturbing to watch. Now granted, theres nothing that original about Corpses. All its really doing is paying hommage to the classic 70's slasher films. But then again, thats my kind of horror. It really focuses on the colorful, psychedelic, and psychotic characters, that director Rob Zombie had developed, and adds this Tarantino like back & forth dialogue that keeps it entertaining.
The story focuses on these naive teens, that make a pit stop at a gas station which belongs to Captain Spaulding. He takes them on a horror ride, and introduces them to the legend of Dr.Satan. Taking a detour to search for Dr. Satan, they meet the Firefly family, courtesy of psychotic blonde bombshell Baby (Sherri Moon Zombie). Thats when the movie goes Chainsaw Massacre on you.
One thing i enjoyed was all the cult horror actors that appeared in this film. Bill Mosely (who played Choptop in Massacre 2), Karen Black, Sid Haig (who was in alot of black exploitation films), even the cop played Otis in Henry. Last time a rockstar directed a horror film, we were stuck with Strangeland. This is a true horror fans movie, and with all the remakes, and unoriginality in horror today, this will be true classic as it ages over time.