On The Couch #39: House of 1000 Corpses Nov14


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On The Couch #39: House of 1000 Corpses

Rainn Wilson was recently on an episode of The Nerdist podcast where he and host Chris Hardwick talked about starring in House of 1000 Corpses together. I knew Chris Hardwick was in it, and seeing him perform stand-up recently was enough to add the movie to my Netflix queue. Finding out Rainn Wilson was also in it was incentive to shoot the movie to the top of the queue. I had no idea that Rainn Wilson was in anything before The Office. I always thought he came out of nowhere, rocketed to stardom as Dwight, and made his feature film debut in The Rocker.

Rainn Wilson pretty much looks the same in House of 1000 Corpses as he does today. Chris Hardwick really doesn’t. When Hardwick first came onscreen, I didn’t think it was him. Today Chris Hardwick is a really skinny guy. I knew he lost weight when he gave up drinking, but wow, I didn’t realize what a dramatic change it was. Nice job, Chris.

I had a hard time finding this guy in House of 1000 Corpses.

While watching House of 1000 Corpses, I thought to myself “Oh yeah, this is why I don’t usually watch horror movies.” I thought the movie was good, but in the end it really wasn’t for me. I think a lot of that feeling had to do with the four friends being totally fucked right from the start. There never seemed like they had any chance of escaping in the slightest from the inbred serial killing family.

If you buy these for your baby, I’m reporting you.

In a way, House of 1000 Corpses reminded me of an episode of Louie, Louis C.K.’s TV show, where Louis C.K. goes to the south and notes that everything is slightly off down there. It’s almost like Rob Zombie is trying to tell us the same thing here. Lesson learned, Rob Zombie. I will stay out of the South.