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House of 1000 Corpses (April 11th, 2003) [Last Updated: 12/28/03]
Two young couples takeia misguided tour onto theiback roads of Americaiin search ofia local legend knownias Dr. Satan. Lost andistranded, they are set upon byia bizarre family of psychotics. Murder, cannibalism andisatanic rituals are justia few of their 1000+ horrors that await.
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Rob Zombie, Sheri Kitty Moon, Bill Moseley, House of 1000 Corpses 2

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08/19/02 Zombie Picks Up Distribution
An indie distribution company called 'The Shooting Gallery' has apparently picked up the distribution rights to Rob Zombie's flick House of 1000 Corpses.

07/23/02 MGM Pulled Plug On Rob Zombie Movie Over A Joke
ROB ZOMBIE has now officially confirmed that MGM has dropped his much-talked-about movie, House Of 1000 Corpses, several months ahead of its previously-announced Halloween release.

Speaking to, ZOMBIE blamed the decision by MGM to distance themselves from the film on an offhand joke made by the singer during a previous MTV interview.

While speaking to Ben Affleck for an MTV "Movie House" segment early last month, ZOMBIE had explained how Universal dropped the picture because they found the content to be morally objectionable. When the actor asked about MGM, ZOMBIE joked, "Apparently they have no morals over there. They're happy for some blood."

"MGM got wind of it and got so pissed off they shut us down the next day," ZOMBIE told MTV . "We went into editing, and they were like, 'Get out.' ... They went berserk. And literally, they never called me or any of the producers. They had assistants call the editing room and they were like, 'Get out.' It was over in a second, we couldn't get any resolve on it. It was very strange."

Meanwhile, it appears that MGM is denying that they ever planned to distribute the picture in the first place.

"It was falsely announced in [Hollywood trade paper] Variety that we had the project," said an MGM spokesperson who asked not to be named. "We never had a deal with ROB ZOMBIE. We were in negotiations, let's put it that way, or we were thinking about it."

ZOMBIE, however, views the situation differently. "MGM came on board. It kind of never really got out, but they were paying all of the bills, they were editing, it was all on their dime, they were investing. So once the studio's paying their money, you know they're into it."

As a result of this most recent setback, ZOMBIE appears to have finally given up on trying to find a major studio to distribute his film and is planning on releasing the picture independently.

"What I think the reality of the situation is, whether it's MGM or Universal , or whatever, the movie's not anything that a major studio wants to touch," he said. "They don't want to deal with it. Everyone will go, 'What about Hannibal?' but Hannibal's gonna make $300 million, so they're fine. What we've done now is I own the film, and I just hired a company that will do the prints and the advertising. And I'm just gonna release it myself so it cuts out the middle man."

"Looking back, it was completely unrealistic [to think a studio would release the film]. ... These studios are just such big corporate entities, owned by these other companies, and so many investors and stockholders. It's just [that] they don't want controversy.

"It's just a different time for movies," he added. "I've been talking to a lot of people in the business, and it's just like, there's a lot of movies that you love [that could not be made today]. They'd be hard pressed to get Taxi Driver made now."

06/05/02 House of 1000 Corpses's Officialy Picked Up
Not only has Art FX posted a whole bunch of pics of Rob Zombie's House of 1000 Corpses, but MTV reports that the distributor has been discovered - MGM. Director Rob Zombie had to tone down the violence on a couple of scenes in order to get an R rating but the film does seem set for a Halloween release as promised. About the cuts, Zombie said at the MTV Movie Awards: "That's as tame as I could get it. I just had to edit some scenes, some stabbings, some murder, some mayhem".

05/20/02 Official House of 1,000 Corpses Word
The Official Rob Zombies web site has stated that "Rob is back in the studio with producer Scott Humphrey to write some new music for the House of 1000 Corpses soundtrack. Speaking of the most talked about, unreleased movie of all time, look for H1K to be released nationwide sometime around Halloween."

04/25/02 House of 1k Corpses News
Dark Horizons received a report from a Rob Zombie concert goer:
"I just saw Rob Zombie in concert at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia. He mentioned that his film, House of 1000 Corpses, is set for a limited theatrical release during this coming Halloween season. He showed a rather extended collection of clips of the film during the show. It looks like nothing I've ever seen on the big screen, gore-wise. There is an operating room scene where a guy's face gets pulled off....another where a car trunk is opened to reveal a girl tied up naked and she is apparently cut and strangled. One of the most gruesome included one of the main characters, Otis Firefly, pulling off a mask (a human face, presumably the one removed in the operation room) and says "The boogie man is real...and you found him". Mr. Zombie didn't elaborate on the new distributor that they are using, after the fallout with Universal".
This helps back up previous reports of a Halloween released.

03/21/02 Zombie In D`ah House!
Coming Attractions reports during last night's Rob Zombie concert in Salem, Oregon, the Zom played clips from House of 1000 Corpses when he played the film's title track for the crowd. Zombie also told the crowd that the movie would be coming at them in theaters this Halloween.

Another fan caught an show earlier this week and filed this report:

"I went to the Rob Zombie show a couple of days ago, and Rob talked a little bit about his movie and showed the clips as the previous person had noted. He mentioned that the night before he had just recieved a letter from the MPAA finally giving his movie an R rating instead of the X it had been given previously. They gave it the R, with the condition that it carried the disclaimer that it contains 'Sadistic Violence, nudity, etc...'. He seemed to enjoy the fact that he had to carry the special disclaimer of 'sadistic violence' instead of just the good old fashioned 'regular violence'. I am just happy that this movie may finally hit the theaters sometime soon. Just my opinion but it seems logical that it would be released around Halloween time this year. Hopefully enough theaters will run it that people will have the chance to see it. From viewing the clips that were shown, approximately 5 minutes worth, I can see that many theaters may shy away from its extreme violence and gore. It reminds me of the old B-movie horror films, only filmed in a much more artistic fashion."

03/12/02 New House of 1000 Info
A scooper calling himself Indudustrogoth wrote into Ain't It Cool News saying that he went to the "Rob Zombie show in Dallas" and saw "new stuff [of House of 1,000 Corpses], not previously seen in the theatrical trailer from this past summer." He apparently liked it a lot, saying that "this flick will definitely get an NC-17 rating, it would be a lousy film if not. From what I could tell it looks as if he's rolled Motel Hell, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, NOTLD and others all into one outrageous and horrifying flick."

But the main kicker comes that Mr. Zombie himself apparently said that "problems had indeed been worked out and we could expect the movie to be release real soon."

03/04/02 House of 1,000 Corpses Hits This Summer?
Not even the director, Rob Zombie, seems to know what's going on with "House of 1,000 Corpses". But while talking to FANGO, one of the films stars Bill Moseley (Choptop from TCM 2) said that he was going back to do more reshoots for the movie. These scenes are supposedly extra gory. He also stated that at least one major unnamed studio has reopened talks with Rob Zombie for distrubution rights to the movie. It's possibly even hinting at a late summer release!

10/29/01 House of 1000 Moving Day
Those hoping for progress on the Rob Zombie movie House of 1,000 Corpses will have to wait it seems after word came through on an interview Zombie recently did with L.A. radio station KROQ. According to one listener: "Rob said some of the reasons Universal pictures did not distribute the film was that the film was "depraved", had no humor and the end was too dark. Rob said that he had intended to make a 70's style horror film that made you question "why you would watch something like this". As it stands now Universal still owns the film but Rob is free to shop for another distributor or they can put the film out on video". In other words it seems nothing has changed. Source: Dark Horizon.

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