House of 1,000 Corpses, Review
House of 1,000 Corpse's
2002, ***, Horror
Rob Zombie ("Halloween") does a whammy of a job on his directorial debut with this sick and deranged film. It's about a family of twisted country psychos that will do anything for a kill.
Four teens are going on a road trip through the middle of nowhere. They stop at a funky country pawn/gadget shop run by a very creepy guy (Sid Hag). They are interested in the legend of Dr. Satan and soon find out how close they are to a real living hell.
Once they get on their way, they see a girl (Sherri Moon Zombie, "The Devil's Rejects") on the side of the road, trying to hitch a ride. Little do they know their future is already planned out for them. They give her a lift, and then suddenly their car breaks down, nice timing. She says her brother has a tow truck, so they go on back to her house. This is where all the craziness goes down.
I must warn you: this film is extremely violent, graphic, and gruesome, and should only be watched by the brave. After viewing this film, you realize why many people have concerns about what some filmmakers are producing today and how it may impact empty minds in the country or city for that matter. Its good to watch some of the special features on this one to know its just a movie, not real. Sig Hag, Sherrie Moon and Bill Moseley are probably a real nice people in real life. I hope.
If you can sit and finish viewing the entire film, then the fun isn't over, go rent, "The Devil's Rejects," Zombie's sequel.