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House of 1000 Corpses [2003]

House of 1000 Corpses

Taking his cue from such 1970s horror classics as The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and The Hills Have Eyes (1977), animated rocker Rob Zombie goes celluloid with the throwback shocker House of 1000 Corpses.

Running low on gas as they travel the highways of America in search of the ultimate roadside attraction, a group of teens pull into Captain Spaulding’s (Sid Haig) museum of oddities (which also offers fried chicken and gasoline) only to become obsessed with uncovering the mystery of a legendary local maniac known only as Dr. Satan.

When an attractive and mysterious hitchhiker subsequently offers to give the thrill seekers a personal tour of Dr. Satan’s old stabbing grounds, a breakdown forces them to take refuge with a group of menacing oddballs as a fearsome storm rages outside.

As the evening progresses and the backwoods hosts’ Halloween festivities become ever more threatening, the teens soon realize that the legend of Dr. Satan may hold a bit more contemporary weight than any of them had previously thought. 

~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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DIRECTED BY: Rob Zombie
PRODUCED BY: Andy Gould
WRITTEN BY: Rob Zombie
MUSIC BY Rob Zombie, Scott Humphrey
STUDIO: Spectacle Entertainment Group, Universal Studios
DISTRIBUTED BY: Lions Gate Films
RELEASE DATE: April 11, 2003 (USA)
RUNNING TIME: 88 minutes
MPAA: Rated R for strong sadistic violence/gore, sexuality and language

© 2002 House of 1,000 Corpses, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Did you Know?

Several characters are named directly after characters in five Marx Brothers films: Captain Jeffrey T. Spaulding from Animal Crackers (1930), Professor Quincy Adams Wagstaff from Horse Feathers (1932), Rufus T. Firefly from Duck Soup (1933), Otis B. Driftwood from A Night at the Opera (1935), Dr. Hugo Z. Hackenbush from A Day at the Races (1937), and S. Quentin Quale from Go West (1940) (all portrayed by Groucho Marx); and, Signor Emanuel Ravelli from Animal Crackers (1930) (portrayed by Chico Marx). Baby’s real name, Vera-Ellen may also have a Marx Brothers connection, as actress Vera-Ellen portrayed character Maggie Phillips in their film Love Happy (1949).

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Movie Credits

(in credits order – information from IMDb)

Chad Bannon Killer Karl
William Bassett Sheriff Frank Huston
Karen Black Mother Firefly
Erin Daniels Denise Willis
Joe Dobbs III Gerry Ober
Judith Drake Skunk Ape Wife
Dennis Fimple Grampa Hugo
Gregg Gibbs Dr. Wolfenstein
Walton Goggins Steve Naish
Sid Haig Captain Spaulding
Chris Hardwick Jerry Goldsmith
Ken Johnson Skunk Ape Husband
Jennifer Jostyn Mary Knowles
Irwin Keyes Ravelli
Matthew McGrory Tiny
Jake McKinnon The Professor
Sheri Moon Zombie Baby
Bill Moseley Otis
Irvin Mosley Jr. Lewis Dover
Robert Allen Mukes Rufus
Walter Phelan Dr. Satan
Michael J. Pollard Stucky
David Reynolds Richard Wick
Tom Towles George Wydell
Rainn Wilson Bill Hudley
Harrison Young Don Willis
Samantha Larsen Sex slave (uncredited)
Bob Pepper Tow Truck Driver (uncredited)
Freddy Waff Mental Patient (uncredited)
Rob Zombie Dr. Wolfenstein’s assistant (uncredited)
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