House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Kids get lost on a back road, wander into the wrong house, and -- surprise! -- become fresh meat for a family of psycho killers.…
Movie on DVD Review

House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

EW's GRADE
D-

Details Release Date: Aug 12, 2003; DVD Release Date: Aug 12, 2003; Movie Rated: R; Genres: Horror, Mystery and Thriller; With: Karen Black, Jeanne Carmen and Sid Haig; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

Kids get lost on a back road, wander into the wrong house, and -- surprise! -- become fresh meat for a family of psycho killers. You've seen it in a zillion horror flicks, and so has director Rob Zombie (ex-lead singer of White Zombie), who borrows from most of them for a sadistic mess of torture and dismemberment. But at least he has Black, campily flouncing as the crazy matriarch, who helps take things so ridiculously over the top that they don't even seem (that) disgusting. EXTRAS ''Special Features'' include three cast members cracking up over gross knock-knock jokes, a ''Behind the Scenes'' look at the crew milling around between takes, and interviews with actors who discuss the upcoming sequel. Now that's scary!

Originally posted Aug 15, 2003 Published in issue #723 Aug 15, 2003 Order article reprints