HOUSE OF THE 1000 CORPSES
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37 Year of psychoholic mood,
7 million of blood stained bucks
107 pages of outrageous scripts
2 uncouragous production companies,
3 Years of hard fighting with censors,
3 release dates planned,
3 unholy souls
1 house built on zillions sins,
and at last but not least 1000 juicy bloody Corpses
Rob Zombie set off to shoot a self-penned feature film
somehow inspired by his second passion which is
old horror flicks.
On his resume you can see that he is not too novice for directing a
hollywood movie :
directed a few music videos for his bands and friends
some drawings in the cartoon Beavis and butthead
- Scripting scenario of the 3rd Crow Sequel (never released)
The film, House of A Thousand Corpses,
was ultimately deemed un-releasable after the studio head called it
"an uber celebration of depravity," a criticism Zombie is quite proud of.
House of 1000 Corpses is set in the 1970s,
about a group of young innocents
who accidentally stumble into a house of horrors
in order to escape a horrific storm.
Side Notes :
- He started to work on the film, just after WZ split
- the budget of the film was $7 million .
The title may be inspired from the
"The House of Seven Corpses" (1973)
Ho7C was about a director who decides to film a horror-flick at a mansion where seven murders were comititted. The butler of the house tells them to leave but they dont and some supernatural entity goes on another killer spree. I am sure it is more than 142 times different
Early opinions from test audiences and a remarkable trailer lead me to believe this is a cross between Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things. A liberal use of red and blue color give it an almost comic book quality.
Two lost couples find themselves stranded for the night in an old dark house where they are set upon by the family in residence that dabbles in murder, witchcraft, and cannibalism which are just a few of the 1,000+ secrets buried in the field behind their house.
There are some scripts floating on Ebay :
This is a copy of the 107 pages unreleased movie script for Rob Zombie's HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. It comes with
8 additional pages of SKETCHES of different characters from the film
supposedly drawn by ROB ZOMBIE HIMSELF.
[ I can trade a copy of it for the crow 2037 script ]
- Sid Haig (Jackie Brown)
- Spider Baby , Shaft
- the cover clown from the original Mr. Bungle album. Lies
- Karen Black
- as Mother Firefly
- Bill Moseley (I)
Otis ... You might remember him from
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
He was "Chop Top". Metal plate? Coat hanger? Ring a bell?
- Michael J. Pollard
- Bonnie and Clyde , with Haig Pollard
- Sheri Moon
- I think she is RZ girlfriend, and dancer
Rob told Mtv that he had to cut down some of the torture scenes with Baby in them.
- RZ said "It's her violence that I had to edit so much of".
- Jeanne Carmen
Ex hot 50's pinup 's character runs a children's playhouse where she puts on puppet shows with dead animals.
- Chris Hardwick
- rest of cast listed alphabetically
- Chuck Aronberg
- Erin Daniels
- Dennis Fimple
- passed away (61) before the film public release date,
I suppose the film will be dedicated to him,
- Walt Goggins
- Jennifer Jostyn
- Irwin Keyes
- Robert Allen Mukes
- David Reynolds (VII)
- Tom Towles
- Freddy Waff
- Rainn Wilson
Cinematographer: Tom Fraser
Now, on to topic: I literally just got home from Rob Zombie's
concert in St. Paul,
MN which happened just a few hours ago.
At the aforementioned venue, Rob mentioned,
(during stage patter as prelude to showing footage for
House of 1000 Corpses and the song
of the same name)
that he had news to share.
He said, and I quote: "This movie you're about to see footage from
has taken up several years of my life.
Nobody knew where it was going, but now it's done.
It's done and it's coming out this Halloween
and you're all going to see it."
Sadly, he didn't give any details as
to who's distributing or even if it's big-screen or video,
but it was great to hear of positive movement on this project.
I've been combing your site and others for news,
but as you know, it's been pretty sparse.
The footage itself was pretty promising.
It was jumbled and disjointed,
but you could get a pretty good feel
for what the tone and atmosphere will be.
I'm sure you've heard about it several dozen times, but here's my take :
The Legion of Doom if they were all Leatherface-esque serial killers
living in a Carnival and being filmed
by a 50's Exploitation/Propaganda director
with a fetish for fake blood and gore.
In other words, just good fun!
The only thing that will definitely be missing is Vincent Price,
but I'm sure he'll be there in spirit!
Hope this gives you some helpful insight into the Dredded-one's movie future.
Article in press :
If you think that movie was insipid, read about Ed Gein.
It was accidently based on his life.
But Pshyco was intentially based on him only watered down.
- french magazine "Mad Movies" 2002.10
The theatrical release (the edited version) is in fact around 88 minutes, and the unedited version should be roughly 2 hours.
What is jeanne Carmen Character ? Miss bunny ?
It seems that the scene in where she occurs
are missing ? How comes
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