House of 1000 Corpses (2003) 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… 2003-04-01 Various Artists
Music Review

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

EW's GRADE
F

Details Release Date: Apr 01, 2003; Lead Performance: Various Artists

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 Apr 03, 2003 Published in issue #703 Apr 04, 2003 Order article reprints