With days away, I guess I could review some very essential "Halloween" Slashers out there. So let's see today's meat!
Starring: Sid Haig, Karen Black and Bill Moseley
I remember all the horrors this film did to my young psyche: scalped victims, dismembered folks turned into sideshow displays, daughters forced to touch the skinned faces of their fathers; all of these were too much for a tender 11 to 12 year old me, but then I decided to see it again years later as an adult of sorts. Now I see the “art” that is Rob Zombie's debut film.
|Never give Ill to a clown|
|This is why Bill Moseley is God|
|Personally, I go for younger girls...|
While I do agree with some calling this a mindless, plotless, jumbled piece of violence, profanity and forbidden sensibilities, House of 1000 Corpses is still an entertainingly dark little devil that lives up to its name and provided some good throwbacks to the 70s exploitation and over-the-top grindhouse shock.
|This is just sad...|
|"Doctor! You've done it!"|
Of course, there’ll always gonna be superior titles who did the shlockfest throwback better, one of them being this film’s own sequel “The Devil’s Rejects”, but as a cult-hit I do warmly embrace this stabby-little backstabber. It’s one of the weirdest, most unique display of horror tropes that would disturb, shock and cringe millions, thus it’s a horror film by horror fans for horror fans.
1 male shot in the head
1 male axed, shot repeatedly on the face
1 female seen killed
1 male mutilated and taxidermied into a mannequin
1 female seen with letters carved into her side
3 females found with throat slits, carvings and beating
1 male shot on the neck
1 male shot twice through the back, later skinned alive
1 male shot on the head
1 female stabbed to death
1 male scalped, later found mutilated in an operating table
1 female killed