The Firefly family decides to hold a massive ritual. Satan, and of their curiosity about the case. Of course, Zombie's weird articulation made for an ever weirder movie. The date is October 30, 1977. But Zombie adds such an eclectic creative flair, the film stands above the crowd in all its weirdness. Satan's assistant, the Professor, whom is Mother Firefly's ex-husband, appears as a towering demonic cyborg, and attacks Denise with a huge axe.
While Wydell goes inside the front door and talks to Mother Firefly about his search for Denise and her three friends, Naish and Don sneak around out back to look for any foul play. Rufus drives around wildly in Wydell's police car after getting drunk. Gone is the moody atmospheric villains of other such significant horror franchises which House of 1000 Corpses clearly pulls its influences. The local sheriff is filling up his car while feeding his pet dog some fried chicken wings. Soon, the four of them pick up a female hitchhiker.
While Rufus works on the car, the four teens are introduced to another member of the clan, Mother Firefly Karen Black , an ugly woman with rotten teeth who is the mother of the household. After the opening credits, we then see a group of four kids, Denise Erin Daniels , Mary Jennifer Jostyn , Bill Rainn Wilson , and Jerry Chris Hardwick , whom are driving down backwoods Texas roads while the radio reports that a group of cheerleaders have gone missing in the area. They go to the gas and fried chicken shop where Spaulding still resides, they arrive just as Spaulding is moping up a huge bloodstain on the floor. The film opens with a group of traveling young people, who are in hopes of writing a book on odd roadside attractions. Meanwhile, Denise's father, Don Harrison Young , becomes worried about his daughter when she doesn't phone the next morning. The hitchhiker is a beautiful young woman who introduces herself as Baby Sherri Moon. Running low on gas as they travel the highways of America in search of the ultimate roadside attraction, a group of teens pull into Captain Spaulding's Sid Haig museum of oddities which also offers fried chicken and gasoline only to become obsessed with uncovering the mystery of a legendary local maniac known only as Dr.
. When the four take off in search of finding the tree that Dr. Otis is the angry redneck character, and a few other family members lie comfortably in a backseat position. Satan is currently operating on Jerry's exposed brain which seems to finally kill him. Baby then comes after Mary with a pocket knife while Mother Firefly is barely able to hold her back.
The Professor chases Denise down the underground passageways, until he swings his axe, and accidentally hits a cave support and part of the tunnel caves in, crushing the Professor. Fortunately, Rufus arrives and announces that he has fixed their car and the four teenagers immediately drive out of harm's way. Inside is a bunch of surgery patients, and Dr. Denise and Jerry are put in a coffin, alive, and lowered into an underground well-like cavern. The four are coerced into having dinner with the bunch and are introduced to the hideously deformed seven-foot tall Tiny Matthew McGrory who wears a mask because Mother Firefly claims that he was burned in a terrible fire started by her former husband Earl. This is where the two couples meet the Firefly family, a murderous clan of bizarre people. At Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Madmen, it is a run-down gas station out in the middle of nowhere, near the small Texas town of Ruggsville.
At dawn, Denise manages to dig to the surface and wanders to a road, where Captain Spaulding is driving by in his red coverall. Zombie obviously enjoyed these characters enough to make a sort of sequel a few years later with The Devil's Rejects,' which actually sympathized with the murderous family by giving them the point-of-view and more rounded out objectives. Inside the house, Wydell hears the screams from his men and rises out of his chair, but Mother Firefly suddenly pulls out a gun and shoots Wydell through the neck, killing him. After having the local sheriff tow away the car to the crime lab, Wydell, Naish, and Don arrive at the Firefly house to question the owners to the whereabouts of the missing kids. Suddenly, a third man comes crashing through the front door, dressed in overalls and wearing a gigantic clown helmet. The final scene shows Denise back in Dr. As the family attacks the unsuspecting couples, Jerry and his friends try to survive the house of 1000 corpses and it's dark secrets.
In the basement of the house, the captive Denise coerces Tiny into setting her free, but she is recaptured by Otis and thrown into a cage with other captives who attack her. Naish breaks down the door, and finds a horrific sight: the tortured, but still living Mary, is tied to the ceiling and she writhes around in terror. Eventually a tow truck arrives, driven by the shooter Rufus, whom is Baby's older brother. Satan, but after being pestered, decides to give them the address of the tree where Satan was hung. While Bill drives the car away, two of the scarecrows surrounding the driveway come alive it's actually Otis and Tiny and they begin beating Bill and Jerry and smashing up the car. The man with the mallet from the opening massacre is operating the cart on the ride. Despite her beauty, Baby is acts strangely and things get stranger when the car suddenly gets a flat tire the tire was pierced by a shotgun blast by a mysterious man crouched by the side of the road.
Lewis Dover Robert Allen Mukes Rufus Walter Phelan Dr. The most memorable character is probably Spaulding himself, who acts as a sort of narrator and overseer of the mayhem. Pollard over a topless autographed photo of June Wilkinson and about the local simpleton who works down the road. Satan who was hanged and vanished, never to be seen again. Driftwood from A Night at the Opera 1935 , Dr.
Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. Jerry has the skin on his head peeled open by Baby who taunts the stoned-out guy over her interests in music. The four teens are held captive in various rooms in the house and the family subjects them to unspeakable acts of mental and physical torture. As the two men hold Stucky and Spaulding at gunpoint, the tough-talking lead thug, named Killer Karl, demands that Spaulding hand over the cash register, while the other thug, whom is clearly mentally retarded, holds Stucky back. When their car breaks down, Baby invites them into her house.