8 January 2006
House of 1000 corpses just did not appeal to me. Much the opposite, in fact.
I'm not so prudish or of such high standards as to be offended by the film, but many a time it came very close to doing just that. Mostly it was just disgust and annoyance that would characterize my reaction, and then apathy. I didn't pay much attention to the middle and last bits, just because I didn't care about the people on screen, wasn't interested in the gore or impressed by the effects, and could have done without the weird video effects interludes/jump cuts that littered the whole thing. Whatever technical merits it may have had weren't enough for me to overlook all of the other demerits, and I suppose it is a failing of my tastes and preferences that I couldn't enjoy the misguided attempts by schlock-rocker Rob Zombie in what is probably a labor of love, well regarded by its cult of fans. I'm just not among them.
* If not for the fact that this could well keep the title all year, I'd consider adding a "worst movie I've seen all year" list for the rest of the year, implemented as a simple blog or some such. I may still, since it's really just laziness so far keeping me from doing it. I've contemplated the idea since the first half hour of House of 1000 corpses, and started browsing around for appropriate PHP scripts to use, but soon got distracted even from doing that.