While working on a book about bizarre American roadside attractions, a group of groggy young people stumbles upon Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen (and Fried Chicken Emporium). There, they partake of the local color and the Captain’s acerbic personality…
এই ফিল্মটি এখন প্লে না করা হলেও অন্য 30টি অসাধারণ ফিল্ম MUBI তে দেখানো হচ্ছে। এখন কী দেখানো হচ্ছে তা জানতে এখন দেখানো হচ্ছে এ যান
Gerade deswegen so sehenswert, weil "Haus der 1000 Leichen" schonungslos Grenzen überschreitet, sich dabei aber nicht ernst nimmt. Rob Zombie nimmt gelungen den kranken Spaß am Leid anderer auf den Arm und erschafft ganz nebenbei wundervoll ausgearbeitete, vielseitige Psychopathen.
Shot on 35mm, Rob Zombie's debut possesses a wonderful visual texture, and even if all the suspense leaves the script around the halfway mark, the movie is held together by Zombie's sugar-rush of enthusiasm for the genre and its history: the filmmaker's little details here, the ephemera like a breakfast cereal named Agatha Crispies or the TV host Dr. Wolfenstein, are often more interesting than the actual narrative.
A 70’s throwback in the horror-starved time of 2003 felt like such a novelty that I felt bad then for disliking it. Now with the horror reemergence and the genre equally pushing forward as often as it harks back, I can safely say this film is a clumsy mess. Zombie is still a hit-and-miss filmmaker, but since he’s avoided the tone-deafness of this debut that was just a naive filmmaker still trying to find his style.
Zombie's debut film actually plays some what better now then it did in 2003 when its' excesses seemed just that. The film is best in its early scenes set at the museum of monsters and becomes more derivative as it goes along. The growth in technique between this film and 'Devil's Rejects' is quite astounding.
It's a bit too overloaded with references (especially to the second part of Tobe Hooper's "Texas Chain Saw Massacre") and doesn't come up with real suprises. But there are some felicitous sequences (like a variation on the ironic use of music to violent pictures around 60').
A demented masterwork. Captain Spaulding, his famous fried chicken, Baby, her sultry spell, Otis and his "BURN THE FLAG" attitude, scuzzy cutaways that look like the crossbred nightmares of Stan Brakhage and Tobe Hooper, Red Hot Pussy Liquors, Goober, and of course, Dr. Satan. It's twisted, it's hilarious, and it's the quintessential Halloween movie.
Watched this after a recomendation from my manager. Exactly what I needed as a palette cleanser. A fun, mildly scary time. Zombie is clearly influenced by Texas Chainsaw (even if stylistically, he owes more to the OTT sequel), but is unable to maintain the tension or scares required. More Captain Spaulding and less on pointless character building would've made for a stronger film. But it's gleefully excessive.