Four travelers take refuge in the home of a clan of demented killers. Written and directed by musician Rob Zombie.
" The endless gore and violence make the experience torturous -- and not just for the victims in the movie. "
" Possibly the greatest waste of celluloid since Jerry Lewis was first allowed to stand before a camera. "
" A cobwebbed, mummified horror entry that makes obvious, cartoonishly grotesque demands for attention. "
" House of 1000 Corpses isn't coherent, exactly, but what dripping-ghoul horror movie is these days? "
" 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. "
" Wit follows coherence out the window. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Mr. Zombie's shameless pilfering, derivative and uninspired writing, and ham-fisted direction result in a chaotic mess. "
" Parts have been cannibalized from better shockers and, worse, the stitches holding them together are so obvious they glow in the dark. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" Neither scary, perversely funny nor suspenseful, this demented dung heap is not even inventively gory. "
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