I just saw this movie. It’s the first movie directed by Rob Zombie. This is the most graphic, disturbing horror movie I’ve ever seen. has anyone else seen it, and if so, what did you think?
I thought it was really, really derivative of a lot of 70s drive-in movies. I didn’t care for it myself, but at least he was doing something different from the typical horror schlock we’ve seen recently.
Did you see the theatrical cut or the longer, unrated version? I saw the unrated one and it is VERY graphic and nasty and vulgar. I don’t know exactly what got cut from it to get into the theater. Does anybody out there know?
I’m thinking the one I saw was the theatrical version. It was 88 minutes long. I don’t know how long the other version is, but that’s why I figure I saw the shorter one.
I didn’t like it either. I don’t like horror movies in general but this one was a bit much…I’ve never seen 70’s drive in movies so I wouldn’t know.
Heh. Yeah, if you don’t like horror movies anyway that one’s definitely not the one for you. I’m pretty sure you saw the shorter one. The longer one isn’t a bit much, it’s a LOT much for most audiences.
I saw the theatre version and found it at times funny but mostly rather boring. I’d love to see the longer version, since the theatre version seemed (if you’ll excuse the word) gutted.
I hate to bump threads, but this one’s only a month or so old, so maybe it’s not too big of a deal.
I just watched this movie last night, and I thought it rocked. Sure, it’s derivative of those seventies’ drive-in slashers, but my guess is that it was meant to be (that is, it was a conscious choice).
I enjoyed the gore and the stylish splatterings of Mr. Zombie.
And I thought one of the kids looked familiar - it was Chris Hardwick of the old MTV game show Singled Out!
I was pretty interested for 15 minutes and then it became a ripoff of the Texas Chainsaw revisted movie with Rene Zellweger and Matthew McConaughey.
I enjoyed it. It wasn’t really as gory as I was led to believe. Of course, I’ve got pretty thick skin when it comes to silver screen bloodshed and dismemberment.
It basically struck me as the highest budget cult horror movie I’ve ever seen.
Dont know how to draw a link to it but Rob Z was interviewed in the Guardian newspaper on this last Saturday - I think www.guardian unlimited.co.uk will take you there -
he said ‘any scene with violence in was longer and more violent initially, the scene where the guy is skinned alive- nearly all gone’
Haven’t seen the movie, had never before heard of Rob Zombie, but it was an interesting piece.
I enjoyed the movie. It had a surreal quality that I really like. I enjoyed the bizarre little interludes that were reminiscent of those trashy, 70’s exlploitation films that were somewhere between porn and music videos. Neat flick. Creepy and funny at the same time.
One thing I will say is that I love the intro on the DVD. If you have the DVD, just let it sit on the intro/selection screen for about a minute.
What an utter piece of crap
Utterly derivative of Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Natural Born Killers. I knew every single move about ten minutes before it happened.
Incoherent, yet predictable, gory, yet boring. A complete and total waste of film.
At one point, a person is captured and held at gunpoint. The camera pans out over the yard and holds there for several eternities (with no other dialogue or action). How long? Well, long enough for me to get fed up with it, yell “Get on with it!” in unison with my brother, discuss our problems with the scene, how our reaction was reminscent of Monty Python, and how we wished we were watching that film instead, all before anything happened.
I really, really hated this movie. And I like schlocky horror movies.
I thought it was the worst movie I had ever seen.
On a side note, I met Rob Zombie when I was at the birthday party a couple of years ago of one of the actresses in the movie. I didn’t know her, but I knew her boyfriend and I was just meeting and greeting people and introduced myself. He said, 'Hi, I’m Rob." and that was it. I offhand said to my friend later, “That guy looks a lot like Rob Zombie.” and he said, “It is Rob Zombie. Jenny was in a movie he directed.” That is just about my only L.A. celebrity story in seven years of living here.
But the movie was utter crap.
I saw the first 15 minutes then walked out. IT was awful
Perhaps some of you have higher standards than I do, although I’d never watch this in a theater. To me, it was worth the $3.50 or whatever to rent it.
I fell asleep on the f*cker. Twice.
But enough people have crowed about it to make me think I should try it some time when I’m fully awake.
I thought it was interesting to watch, but not particularly inventive. I liked the beginning well enough (in the store/museum). The good Dr. was cool. Ending totally pre-dic-ta-ble (sing it like ya mean it!). I felt ripped off because I did not see 1000 corpses.
Here in Phoenix (where Mr. Zombie lives) it appeared in only one theatre opening weekend. BTW, Rob is married to the hot blonde number (Baby?)
For my money, Cabin Fever was better because it was funnier.
A friend rented it on his dollar and we watched it late at night. It was like a Heavy Metal take on a horror movie. Not scary, but very, very disturbing. I can’t say it’s a good movie, but I’m not sure Rob Zombie was trying to make it good. I do keep thinking about it every so often.
Yeah, I don’t think he was setting out to make anything more than a popcorn movie.
I didn’t think much of it. It wasn’t nearly gory enough to be to good “splatter” movie, and it wasn’t nearly scary enough to be a good “horror” movie.
The plot wasn’t very coherant…mostly a bunch of tacky, creepy weirdos chasing around cardboard teenagers, with little explaination of why, how, or what for.
The Übersoldaten in the catacombs was cool enough…for the 73 seconds he’s actually onscreen. Ditto for the doctor.
One of these days…I’ve got to write a horror movie featuring the depraved experiments of a mad scientist, that actually focuses on the experimenting, rather than on buxom blondes running through darkened hallways.