Two couples on a road trip to see roadside attractions find themselves trapped in a house full of psychopaths wanting to sacrifice them to Doctor Satan. Rob Zombie makes his movie writing and directing debut in this horror film that gives a nod to 70’s grindhouse flicks. The story itself is a simple one, and surprisingly the film actually has little gore. As I mentioned, this movie is done like a 70’s grindhouse film, and, in my opinion, really started the trend of such dedication movies.
The directing is very interesting here, as Zombie uses many shots that most typical moviegoers would be unfamiliar with--this comes with mixed results. The acting is so-so, with the standouts being veteran television actor Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding and Bill Moseley (Army Of Darkness, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2) as Otis, one of the psychopaths. Zombie’s wife Sheri Moon also delivers a wickedly good performance as Baby. You will likely also recognize Rainn Wilson of The Office here. This movie will not be everybody’s cup of tea, and it really is not a great movie, but as a fan of grindhouse films, I enjoy it.
On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7