House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
Director: Rob Zombie
Main Stars: Karen Black, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Gregg Gibbs, Erin Daniels, Dennis Fimple, Walton Goggins, Jennifer Jostyn, Matthew McGrory, Bill Moseley
Storyline: A group of teens gets stranded in the back woods of Texas while looking into the urban legend of murders. What they find out is they become prisoners of some back wood serial killers that kill just for joy.
Review (Spoils): Not sure if Rob Zombie did this as a serious film or more as a ode to classic horror films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, Don’t Look in the Basement and almost every other horror movie out there. There is not much original in this film except maybe Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) character that is really nothing more than a foul mouth clown. The film is pretty much Rob Zombie trying too hard. The storyline has holes all through it because there are just too many characters for us to follow. The killers are far too many it’s like Zombie tried to remake the classic feel of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with the wacko family (Firefly family in this case)and it is just a mess. The whole Dr. Satan (Gregg Gibbs) thing does not make any sense and the only thing holding the film sort of together is hotness of Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie). Hell even the gory scenes are a rip off, the mask of flesh placed on the woman’s face….hmm can you say The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2? This film is filled with gore, blood, flesh scraping, freaks galore, stabbings, gun shots and lots of dead bodies. Too bad with all this goodness the film is a fucking mess.
Rating: Dear Rob Zombie I had high hopes for you when you came out saying you were going to get into film making. Being a horror fan and great musician (White Zombie rocked!) I figured you can nail this but instead it just a wild mess of blood, gore and empty storylines. Thank god for Sheri Moon Zombie she makes it a bit watchable.