House of 1000 Corpses 2003

Critics score:
19 / 100

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Wesley Morris, Boston Globe: 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. Read more

Dave Kehr, New York Times: 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. Read more

Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times: The endless gore and violence make the experience torturous -- and not just for the victims in the movie. Read more

Houston Chronicle: Read more

Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly: House of 1000 Corpses isn't coherent, exactly, but what dripping-ghoul horror movie is these days? Read more

Gary Dowell, Dallas Morning News: Mr. Zombie's shameless pilfering, derivative and uninspired writing, and ham-fisted direction result in a chaotic mess. Read more

Dan Fienberg, L.A. Weekly: 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. Read more

Rick Groen, Globe and Mail: 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. Read more

Peter Howell, Toronto Star: Possibly the greatest waste of celluloid since Jerry Lewis was first allowed to stand before a camera. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: Read more

Scott Foundas, Variety: A cobwebbed, mummified horror entry that makes obvious, cartoonishly grotesque demands for attention. Read more

Alex Pappademas, Village Voice: Wit follows coherence out the window. Read more