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GOOD BUT GORY
House Of 1000 Corpses (DVD)
Author Name: ruby_xo
House Of 1000 Corpses (DVD)
Advantages: GOOD CHARACTERS, GORY
Disadvantages: MAYBE TOO GORY FOR SOME
I love horror movies and yesterday when my boyfriend came round and we decided to watch a film together he suggested we watch House of 1000 Corpses. I had never seen it before but after he told me a bit about it I thought it sounded quite good so we went and got the DVD and some Halloween sweets and settled down to watch it.
When it started it seemed quite old fashioned and like it was set a few decades ago, which I was quite surprised by because when I had read the back of the case it had said that the film was only made in 2003. The film is written and directed by Rob Zombie, who is also a rock star, and the film is American.
The film is very reminiscent of 1970s horror films such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Psycho. Anyone who likes stories and films about serial killers will love this film as it is full of these characters. I don't want to give too much away about the storyline to anyone who hasn't seen this before but the plot is basically about this group of teenage friends, two guys and two girls, and they are all quite nerdy, especially the girls who are dead moody. They are driving through America and they come across this museum which is all about serial killers. Then they drive on a bit further and their car breaks down, they end up meeting this pretty girl who leads them into her home but it turns out she is a psycho and all her family are serial killers. Also there is a madman doctor living with them and I won't say any more except that all the characters were really strong and I felt they all played their parts really well and they were all very interesting.
Anyone who knows anything about serial killers, this reminded me of Ed Gein a lot with some of the stuff that the doctor did, I won't say what or it will spoil the story line. Also it is really sick so I won't mention it on here incase any one with a really weak stomach or any children come across this.
I really enjoyed this film and it isn't scary in terms of making you jump, because there wasn't really that many moments which I felt were tense or which raised my heart beat. But there were plenty of gory bits which made us shudder and this film has some really bad bits in it that make you think, oh my god that's horrible! I didn't recognise any of the stars and when I read the cast line I didn't know any of their names either.
I would definitely recommend this film but definitely not to anyone with a weak stomach or anyone who is under 18. Some parts are really horrible and it is very gory. However I did like this film a lot and I definitely think it's a good one to watch around Halloween time. I loved the characters and I also thought the costumes were cool. The way its filmed is also quite interesting to watch and I like how it has a 1970s feel to it. Next I'm going to watch House of 1000 Corpses 2 and I'm excited to watch it as I've heard its even better than this one.
Summary: RECOMMEND ESPECIALLY ON HALLOWEEN