House of 1000 Corpses
House of 1000 Corpses is a 2003 American black comedy horror film written, co-scored, and directed by Rob Zombie in his directorial debut, and the first film in the Firefly film series. It stars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, Karen Black, Rainn Wilson, Chris Hardwick, Tom Towles, Erin Daniels, Jennifer Jostyn, Walton Goggins, and Dennis Fimple in his final role. The plot centers on a group of teenagers who are kidnapped and tortured by a psychotic family, during Halloween, after traveling across the country to write a book.
On October 30, 1977, amateur criminals Killer Karl and Richard Wick attempt an armed robbery at a gas station/horror museum, but are killed by the owner, Captain Spaulding, and his assistant, Ravelli. Later that night, Jerry Goldsmith, Bill Hudley, Mary Knowles, and Denise Willis are on the road in hopes of writing a book on offbeat roadside attractions. When the four meet Spaulding, who is also the owner of "The Museum of Monsters & Madmen", they learn of the local legend of Dr. Satan. As they take off in search of the tree from which Dr. Satan was hanged, they pick up a young free-spirited hitchhiker named Baby, who claims to live only a few miles away. Shortly after, a mysterious figure appears hidden in some overgrowth and shoots out their vehicle's tire with a shotgun. The group thinks it is just a blown out tire and so Baby takes Bill to her family's house to get a tow truck. Moments later, Baby's half-brother, Rufus, picks up the stranded passengers and takes them to the family home.
|editor||Kathryn Himoff Robert K. Lambert Sean K. Lambert|
|keywords||abandon well adopted brother armed robbery captain spaulding crush dead father deform end fall family home flirt former policeman gas station hitchhiker intellectual disability kill local legend mental patient mental patients movie star mutate mutilate mysterious figure news broadcast on the road otis driftwood pick up psychotic break pyre roadside attraction run away scalp scarecrow scream stabbed to death strand surround tie up tiny tiny firefly tow truck vivisect vivisection write|
|productionCompany||AFI Catalog of Feature Films|
|theme||black comedy comedy horror exploitation serial killer urban|