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House of 1000 Corpses Reviews

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Jeremiah Kipp
June 25, 2003
There's a sense of overkill-no pun intended-that stops being drive-in fun and becomes exhausting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 7, 2003
Still, it's impossible not to admire any movie with a soundtrack that includes Helen Kane singing 'I Wanna Be Loved by You' and Slim Whitman yodeling 'I Remember You.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
May 1, 2003
Upholding an atmosphere of dementia, Zombie returns horror to its roots of abstraction over logic.
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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
April 29, 2003
The scariest thing about the film is your own emotion, as you burn with rage watching it -- angry that you've been hoodwinked into paying for such slipshod work.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies
April 29, 2003
A fascinating train wreck of a horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
M. Faust
April 27, 2003
[Debuting director Rob] Zombie is more of a fanboy than filmmaker. He's adept at tossing off references to his favorite films, but much less skilled at making something coherent, not to mention original, out of them.
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Dan Fienberg
L.A. Weekly
April 25, 2003
Zombie wants his film to be gleefully demented, but he fails to grasp that loud, inbred evil people torturing stupid, grating benign people isn't disturbing as much as tedious.
Paul Salfen
April 25, 2003
A worthy tribute to the 70s and 80s slasher and splatter flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Bryan Reesman
April 24, 2003
Despite some gruesomely colorful sets, a few scares and Sid Haig's droll performance as the wise-cracking Captain Spaulding, the disjointed narrative is as messy as the blood-splattered corpses littering the film.
| Original Score: 4/10
Peter Debruge
Premiere Magazine
April 22, 2003
But what does it all mean?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
April 20, 2003
Over the course of the film, many funny, gory and silly -- but not particularly horrifying -- events occur.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
April 20, 2003
A waste of nine bucks and 88 minutes of my life.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Adam Nayman
April 20, 2003
Zombie's attempted post-modernism has neither the intelligence nor the conviction to work: he may fancy himself a genuine devil, but he comes off here as a poseur of a cheap and low order.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 18, 2003
Possibly the greatest waste of celluloid since Jerry Lewis was first allowed to stand before a camera.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
April 18, 2003
This is one of the most insidious, most disgusting and most ridiculous movies of the 2000s.
| Original Score: 0/5
Mike Ross
Jam! Movies
April 18, 2003
The gore piles up into ridiculous overkill.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 18, 2003
In this field of endeavour, any intense reaction is unsustainable, for the obvious reason that the guiding principle of repetition comes with an inevitable corollary and unavoidable side-effect -- sheer boredom.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Barrett Hooper
National Post
April 18, 2003
Generates little in the way of genuine terror or suspense.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
April 16, 2003
House of 1000 Corpses isn't coherent, exactly, but what dripping-ghoul horror movie is these days?
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Guylaine Cadorette
April 16, 2003
House of 1,000 Corpses lacks scares and suspense, two vital elements in any good horror thriller. But while it fails to terrify, it successfully nauseates. Make of that what you will.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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