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HOUSE OF A 1000 CORPSES Finally To See The Silver Screen This Halloween'!'!

Hey folks, Harry here... For sometime now I've been hearing that Rob Zombie was in talks with Anchor Bay and a couple of other companies about the possiblity of distributing HOUSE OF A THOUSAND CORPSES, and from the sound of this report it looks like he managed to finally strike a deal with someone somewhere. I do know that Rob was adamant about it getting in theaters, so from the look of things, we could be seeing this on the big screen this Halloween... I just hope to god it kicks our asses! Here's the report...

Hey Harry,

This is my first ever email to you, let alone submission, so be merciful! I met you at CONvergence in '01 in Minnepolis, MN with Father Geek and Quint as you waxed rhapsodic about the upcoming LOTR movie and answered our myriad of fanboy questions for several hours. (You were 110% spot-on in the LOTR headline!) I talked to you briefly in one of the meeting rooms later that night. I was the tall, overweight guy; now you remember, don't you? Ha ha! No matter.

Disclaimer: The following may be old news to you, but I wanted to share it with you anyways just because it's so exciting.

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.

Thanks for your time, Harry. Skol!

My ears, they are a-ringin',


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  • March 31, 2002, 3:31 a.m. CST


    by THXER

  • March 31, 2002, 3:37 a.m. CST


    by PsykoCub

    ok i have been waiting too long to see this damn movie LET IT COME OUT GRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAR

  • March 31, 2002, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Wow, it's finally coming out.

    by L'Idiot

    So we can finally see just how much it's going to suck.

  • March 31, 2002, 4:18 a.m. CST


    by Jack's_brain

    Does anyone seriously still care about this crap? Rock Stars who want to do movies fall into the same garbage heap as athletes who want to rap.

  • March 31, 2002, 4:24 a.m. CST

    You know what I really want to know...

    by Pops Freshemeyer if there movie will be remixed a dozen times like every damn White Zombie song I've ever heard. If you're gonna do it, do it right the first time. Ain't no way I'm gonna want to cough up $150 in 2022 to see the 20th anniversary edition of House Of 1000 Corpses...

  • March 31, 2002, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Talkback Of A 1,000 Trolls

    by IAmLegolas

    Boy am I witty. Sorry, it's very late here... yeah I saw him in concert recently as well and he only mentioned that it got an R rating from the MPAA which opened the gate for him to be able to release in the theatres. He mentioned, also, that it was cut down, but I don't know if he was just being colorful in his commentray on the MPAA suits in giving him a R-rating or that it's going to be released edited. Eh I don't know...mmmm....sleepy time.

  • March 31, 2002, 4:49 a.m. CST


    by SilentType

    I'm not a big Rob Zombie fan. Apart from his song on the Matrix soundtrack I dont even know any of his songs, but I am so looking forward to this. This film sounds like it will kick arse! Could be everything that Resident Evil should've been. Bring it on!

  • March 31, 2002, 6:05 a.m. CST

    maybe i'm just a pedantic prick, but i gots to say this, OK?

    by tommy5tone

    it's either 'house of 1000 corpses' or 'house of a thousand corpses'. it is NOT 'house of a 1000 corpses'. unless you're the hero of 'super mario brothers', in which case you can get away with saying 'house of a-one thousand corpses'. (no disrespect intended to our italian friends out there.) for the love of jeebus, get it right, harry!

  • March 31, 2002, 7:06 a.m. CST


    by compn

    this movie needs zombie sex...

  • March 31, 2002, 11:24 a.m. CST

    1000 corpses

    by Bloke A

    No matter how scary this film turns out to be, it'll never be as disturbing as that animation going at the moment where Harry K. lays an egg.

  • March 31, 2002, 11:31 a.m. CST

    I remember...

    by Eric1321

    When "Shadow of the Vampire" came out like 2 summers ago, I think. But the trailors included "HO1000C" IT WAS THE BEST PART OF SOTV. The trailor just BLEW ME AWAY. Don't get me wrong, SOTV was a good movie but the trailor BLEW ME AWAY. If this stays nc-17 it will rock.

  • March 31, 2002, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Meet the creeper

    by VincentSpain

  • March 31, 2002, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I'm actually interested in this.

    by AntiOtter

    Like or loathe his music, Rob Zombie has a pure love of horror. He's also directed most of his videos. Cheers to any horror movie that doesn't involve WB teens being ironic and getting killed in non-gory deaths. Does anybody know what the Harry Sniper animation is from?

  • March 31, 2002, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Don't mean to be off topic...

    by EliCash

    ...but I've seen posters banned for less than the shit I've seen in the "Sum of All fears trailer" talk-back. Please Harry, I come to this site for movie news not hate-speech. Please do something about it.

  • March 31, 2002, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the link BAHAMUT-KUN

    by Mr.Watanabe

    article was enjoyable, but the Talk Backers go off on Harry in a much more humorous fashion. I like the point the author raised about the critic as independent authority, and that knowledge of previous script drafts, etc. shouldn't enter into an evaluation of the film as a whole. I hate it when people over-extend their bitchiness though--Woody Allen's material is vaudeville-era schtick? I'd deem it actual humor in a era where "comedy" seems to be synonymous with dildoes and semen.

  • March 31, 2002, 4:45 p.m. CST


    by Woody Tobias Jr

    Don't worry, the MPAA is only worried about sex. No movie will ever be rated NC-17 for violence alone.

  • March 31, 2002, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Anyone see Cradle of Fear?

    by Azlam Orlandu

    I find that when musicians stray from their trade that the outcome is often less than satisfactory. For example, last year the UK's 'Cradle of Filth' released their full-length horror offering called 'Cradle of Fear'. Upon seeing the trailer, and putting all the pieces of the puzzle together I couldn't wait to see it. I thought "This is the slasher flick for me." I couldn't have been more wrong. Even with the directing talents of underground horror master Alex Chandon 'Cradle of Fear' ended up being too long and drawn out for it's own good. These guys endulge in things that serve their own exentricities at the expense of good directing and editing. Not to say that that film wasn't all bad, and not to say that 'Zombie's' film will be all bad, I just feel that 'Cradle' as a whole has a lot more creative flow going for them and the final product just didn't satisfy in the way a fan of their style would expect. Still willing to see it, but I have a bad feeling about this one. Here's to hoping. -AZ

  • March 31, 2002, 6:32 p.m. CST

    If this movie is anygood I'll....

    by stuntrocker

    pour hot coffee right into the lap of a republican, clean out the garbage disposal while a 2 year old plays with the switch on the counter, keep walking in new hiking boots and not treat the blister, crack eggs on a bald woman's head, and, and and

  • April 1, 2002, 1:53 a.m. CST

    on Zombie fans...

    by Wino-Forever

    If you're into Rob Zombie, one of two things is almost certainly true: either you're listening to Rob Zombie because you're not getting sex, or you're not getting sex because you're listening to Rob Zombie. Music aside, though, I still kind of like the guy. He's the world's trashiest renaissance man, which ought to count for something.

  • April 1, 2002, 9:08 a.m. CST

    ah, don't be a pedantic prick about it...

    by omarthesnake

    My take has always been (until we actually SEE the movie and how the opening credits read) that "House of a 1000 Corpses" is a deliberate wording. It sounds like a movie that would be made by the product of a transporter accident that fused William Castle and H.G. Lewis...

  • April 1, 2002, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Harry needs an assistant to do research...

    by Dark Knight Lite

    and fetch him donuts. It's HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES - get it the F*#k right.!

  • April 1, 2002, 9:15 p.m. CST

    okay then...

    by jeff bailey

    first up, Zombie's movie looks less then thrilling to me. Maybe it will be. But I seriously doubt it will send chills up my spine. Might be gory or even disturbing. But subtle and unshakeble? Nope. I seriously doubt it will contain the almost art house direction of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. But I certainly believe it will be head and shoulders above Strangeland. My brother's buddies just did a flick with editor Tom Roelfe and he said Zombie was really professional. I assume he really believes in it. As for Powers article...he can always be snippy. He made some good points on a lot of things. He usally does. But those always seem to be asides to a bigger picture that isn't as well thought out. I find it very odd he bags Harry for not reviewing finished product. We are talking about a guy who when he reviewed Beloved spent most of the time talking about Winfrey's life and how it was more interesting then the film which he barely mentioned. Not sticking to the text is the kind of thing a first year college student gets an F for on his paper. When Harry or any geek reviewer mentions thing like first drafts and studio tampering it's to point out where the film went wrong. It's no different then a reveiwer saying "why didn't this blah blah." or "this character should have been the movie". Sure one is a kind of meta critique (to be a pedantic prick) but both are valid IMO. I caught Harry on the Learning channel saying that he filled a role no one was doing: criticizing the system. People were but he gave the audience a voice (especially film geeks). And that is a good thing. I know for a fact this site is poured over by Hollywood. Not thatit matters (hello McG and Superman) but at least some steam gets let out. Is Harry perfect? No. But his place in the system is. He was the right guy in the right place at the right time. And he's an important figure in a new part of cinema. And as for the Rollerball producer who said he should be fair with his power. Fuck her. You tried to buy him off. And it failed. You be fair to us lady and don't get John fucking Pogue to write movies for McT. Make a good movie next time. As for Powers...if you took some chances in your reviews maybe we'd listen. I hate Kael. She was pretentious and hated anything that wasn't Godfather 2. I want some reviewers to like something besides Iris and In the Bedroom. Will somebody say...hey this is fun see it? I remember when Gleiberman called Chungking Express crap. How annoying. Though Scwartzbaum stood up 13th Warrior (cool!) That's why we geeks listen to each other. We speak the same language. This is taking way too much space. Sorry. laters...

  • April 2, 2002, 7:23 p.m. CST

    You mean, it's really real...

    by Dru

    Damn. I was always under the impression that Harry was a bona fide professional with, like, years of training + degrees on the wall + stuff. So now you're telling me that he's just a regular guy? No wait- a regular guy with connections? I'm thinking of writing a letter to that guy to apologize for not being more supportive of him, a true movie critic. This is just tragic... Oh yeah, Rob Zombie is a damn genius; this movie ain't gonna be pretty, but it's gonna be freakin' fun! Out.

  • i TOLD YOU THAT IT WOULD BE OUT ON HALLOWEEN AS WELL! eARLIER!!! My parents don't listen to me and now no one on the internet's a sad, sad day in the seeing you.

  • April 3, 2002, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Heavily edited......

    by nene-chan

    I've got a copy of what claims to be probably one of many revisions of this flick's script. From what is in this one (which includes a few character sketches that do resemble Zombie's artistic style) i'd be very surprised if it didn't undergo massive editing to recieve that R rating. This is one f*cked up script. I don't know how scary id say i found it as far as "make-me-leave-the-night-light-on" horror factor, but as far as the "who-the-heck-thought-of-this!" shock factor, it won't dissappoint, if it even remotely resembles this script. really, really messed up stuff.

  • July 10, 2002, 1:05 p.m. CST


    by G0AT1178

    About time this damn movie comes out! Rob Zombie KNOWS what the dying genre of horror needs! I know they'll cut the hell out of it to get a R-rating, but fuck it. They'll be an unrated version when it finally goes to home video.