House of 1000 Corpses
Reviewed by Oct 14th, 2009

After four years or whatever it’s been and countless holdbacks, some of you are probably still wondering if House will live up to its hype. Well, it depends what you’re expecting.

Personally, I was not at all disappointed. It’s almost everything a person could want in a movie. It’s got a gas station/sideshow attraction where our hapless main characters are invited to ride the “Murder Ride,” it involves a legend of a mad doctor (“Doctor Satan!”), it’s got Bill Moseley killing people in strange ways, and best of all, the good guys lose.

It starts off very much like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, but it feels more like an homage than a rip off. Pretty soon the story starts taking off in a rather different direction. the main characters are apparently writing a book on oddball roadside attractions, and decide to stop off at a gas station which features a Murder ride (and some damn tasty fried chicken. (“It’s just so damn good!). But a flat tire lands them in the home of the Firefly family, and mayhem promptly ensues.

I’m always a bit wary at the musician-turned-director thing, but Rob Zombie did the genre a justice. It’s not a great movie, but certainly I’d call it a good movie. It’s a hell of a lot of fun, and is the first movie I’ve watched in a long time that left me wishing it was longer. My advice: when it comes out in theaters, get off your asses and go see it!

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