For this 'Ten Years On' post we take a look back at "House Of 1000 Corpses".
If there's one thing I'll always remember about this film it's the huge amount of hype it had before it's release.
Fans of Rob Zombie were foaming at the mouth with anticipation when it was announced that he was stepping into the world of film-making, I must admit that even I was caught up in it all, I am a huge fan of his music after all.
With a cast of Karen Black, Sid Haig, Bill Moseley and more it looked set to be a real treat for die hard Horror fans. Being filmed in 2000 the film look set to a no-go but after three years it finally saw the light of day, only after Zombie himself purchased the film rights back from Universal, and then sold them to Lions Gate Entertainment.
"House Of 1000 Corpses" took great influence from the 70's exploitation era and as much as I enjoyed it I couldn't help but think it took too much inspiration from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre". After speaking with other Horror fans over the years I know I'm not alone with that thought.
The film did divide fans and it still does, many have hailed it as a modern classic with others seeing it as a sleazy rip off. I wouldn't call it a classic myself and even though the movie wore it's influences way beyond it's sleeves, I still do enjoy it for what it is.
Ten years on and it's still a film many Horror fans debate about and it probably always will be. In my opinion the sequel was a-lot better but everyone's gotta start somewhere.