House of 1000 Corpses

Lead Performer: Various Artists; Producer (group): Interscope

Rob Zombie – bless his pointed little head – may be the last man alive who’s retro enough to think serial-killer chic is the height of cool in 2003. The soundtrack for his evidently inept directorial debut includes a bounty of poor-man’s Chainsaw Massacre dialogue snippets, wherein a family of hicks tortures a screaming woman ad nauseam; her audible agony is also used as a rhythm track in the Cramps-wannabe title track. Brain death ain’t all it’s cracked up to be, Rob.

Originally posted April 4 2003 — 12:00 AM EST

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