While I may not be the biggest fan of most of Rob Zombie‘s movies, I can’t deny that there are some fantastic, quote worthy lines throughout his films. They’re sharp, often hilarious, and have no subtlety whatsoever.
With The Lords Of Salem expanding into additional theaters this weekend, I thought I’d take a look back at Zombie’s first film, House Of 1,000 Corpses, which shocked and divided audiences upon its release. But whether or not you liked the film you have to admit that there were some truly entertaining moments. So head on down to see which five lines I loved the most from HO1K!
WARNING: I shouldn’t have to say this but there is some seriously strong language below. Have fun!
“Fuck your momma! Fuck your sister! Fuck your grandma! Most of all, fuck you! Goddamn mother fucker got blood all over my best clown suit.“
If ever there was an opening sequence that perfectly set up what the rest of the film was to bring, House of 1,000 Corpses nailed it. The insanity of the first five minutes gave us gore, violence, and wildly inappropriate dialogue and got my full attention.
“Boy, I bet you’d stick your head in a fire if I told you-you could see Hell. Meanwhile, you’re too stupid to realize you got a demon sticking out your ass singing, “Holy miss moley, got me a live one!“
There is something so deliciously sinister about this moment. Otis has just confirmed that nothing but pain and misery is about to descend upon the protagonists and, just as he states, they’re too stupid to realize it. Even if they did, it’s too late.
“We like to get fucked up and do fucked up shit, you know what I mean?“
When Baby says this line at Red Hot Pussy Liquor, we the audience already know of the horrible things that Baby has done and we have a pretty damn good idea of what she’s about to do. So while Goober is thinking “fucked up shit” means one thing, we know that it means something else entirely. “Fucked up shit” indeed.
Perhaps one of the greatest lines in horror and I will stand by that statement. Otis cuts through it all and dashes any hopes of salvation. This isn’t a dream, this isn’t a hallucination. You aren’t going to wake up safe and sound in your bed. This pain and terror is entirely real and you cannot escape. And it was all because of your own fascination with all things dark and macabre. Your journey brought you to my doorstep and I’m here to give you exactly what you want.
“Listen, you Malibu middle-class Barbie piece of shit, I’m tryin’ to work here!“
To say that I always get a small sense of satisfaction when Otis snarls this line is an understatement. Yes, I feel sorry for every victim in the film. But the number of times I wanted to say this line to some stuck up person who thinks that they’re better than me simply because of their upbringing…well, let’s just say I lost count years ago.
Alright readers, think I missed any lines? While we’re at it, what are some of your favorites from HO1K? Let me know in the comments below!