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HOUSE OF 1000 Corpses
Reviewed by: Slimmydee

Director: Rob Zombie
Writer: Rob Zomeie
Karl: Chad Bannon
Captain Spaulding: Sid Haig
Sheriff Huston: William Bassett

Plot - See Texas Chainsaw Massacre (word doc). Just kidding

Although this flick is a spin-off to the 70's classic TCM, House of 1000 corpses has its own originality tossed in at times. A group of teens go to a haunted museum and meet my fav character of the whole movie, Captain Spaulding. Little do they know, Captain Spaulding leads them into a house with a bunch of nuts.

I was so excited finally viewing this film... The flick opens up with a nice little bank robber gimmick going on, and I was already hooked into the movie. Later, we meet a few teens who accidentally screw up their car (very original) and end up meeting some really nutty blonde who decides to have them over for dinner. Yadda yadda yadda, you should know how this is going to end up. I can say that the last 20 minutes were unsuspecting and entertaining, and pretty creepy.

First off, lets get with relation to the characters. Who in the Blue Hell would want to stay and eat dinner with a very slutty young girl, a slutty Mom (hah, lemme finish), a huge freak with a mask, a whacko named Otis who knows about Satanic crap, and to top it off, eat dinner surrounded by candles? I don't know about you, but I woulda been the Freak outta there within a few moments of my life. Maybe because it's the 70's and things were different then, but still.

Another thing was the complete rip-off of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I mean, you can just ease off a little bit like The Hills Have Eyes did, but this? They went too far. But luckily, towards the last 30 minutes or so, the movie took its own approach, with a Texas Chainsaw ending, but in my opinion, it was a better ending than TCM. That is the only thing I can say it beats TCM with. The ending was great, and could probably be one of the strong points of the movie. I also loved the Loony Museum and the ride. I think that was probably the creepiest and most entertaining part unlike the wacky last 20 minutes. I admit, some parts were unpredictable

***SPOILER*** (swipe to read)

(I didn't think all of the cops and the old grandpa were gonna die!!!!)

****END SPOILER***

Another thing about this flick was that it dragged so much. I couldn't tell what was the ending, it seemed like there were 5 different times when I thought it was going to be the end of the movie... But the REAL end was a huge payoff, that will probably add a star to this review. Check this movie out, I know its not the best 70's nutcase style movie, but I'm sure you've been waiting to see it, so check it out, but I was a tad (just a tad) disappointed.

copyright (c) 2003, Slimmydee, Used with Permission

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