House of 1000 Corpses - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

House of 1000 Corpses Reviews

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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.
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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
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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
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
April 16, 2003
| Original Score: D
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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+
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Scott Foundas
Variety
April 15, 2003
A cobwebbed, mummified horror entry that makes obvious, cartoonishly grotesque demands for attention.
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Alex Pappademas
Village Voice
April 15, 2003
Wit follows coherence out the window.
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
April 14, 2003
Parts have been cannibalized from better shockers and, worse, the stitches holding them together are so obvious they glow in the dark.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
April 14, 2003
The end results are almost strangely devoid of thrills, shocks or horror, other than the sight of not one but two former Oscar nominees (Black and Michael J. Pollard) reduced to such a pitiable career state.
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
April 14, 2003
I'm not sure Zombie really wants to scare us at all. Turn our stomachs; maybe, scratch our heads, sure. But scares are not really on the Zombie menu.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
April 14, 2003
Mr. Zombie's shameless pilfering, derivative and uninspired writing, and ham-fisted direction result in a chaotic mess.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Megan Lehmann
New York Post
April 14, 2003
Neither scary, perversely funny nor suspenseful, this demented dung heap is not even inventively gory.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
April 14, 2003
The endless gore and violence make the experience torturous -- and not just for the victims in the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
April 13, 2003
The finished product looks like it's been run through Leatherface's meat grinder.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
April 12, 2003
Mr. Zombie's encyclopedic approach to the genre results in a crowded, frenzied film in which no single idea is developed to a satisfying payoff.
| Original Score: 1/5