Why Rob Zombie Won't Watch House Of 1,000 Corpses Anymore

Rob Zombie might be watchin' angels cry, but he's not watching "House of 1000 Corpses," because he does not like it! The cult horror director/musician doesn't seem to have much love for his first film, which was released in 2003, and I think anyone who has ever made anything can relate. It's hard to look back a your early work (whether artistic or not) and see anything but mistakes, but it's a little bit of a bummer that he doesn't seem to have any fondness for his first film. Your first time is supposed to be special! Also, sometimes nostalgia rules. I hope Rob learns to be kinder to himself, because even though "House of 1000 Corpses" isn't a perfect movie, it's still a damn fun one.

In an interview with ScreenRant, Zombie explained his feelings, saying:

"The first film [I directed], which people seem to love, is just a calamitous mess. Well, when it came out it seemed like everyone hated it. Now everyone acts like it's beloved in some way. All I see is flaw, upon flaw, upon flaw... upon flaw."

It's a real drag(ula)

And sure, "House of 1000 Corpses" has some rough spots and some weird bits and all the hallmarks of someone who is still trying to figure out what he's trying to do, but all of that adds to the messed slapdash joy of the film. "House of 1000 Corpses" marks the debut of Zombie's Firefly family, a tight-knit family of serial killers who went on to wreak havoc in future Zombie movies "The Devil's Rejects" and "3 From Hell." "House of 1000 Corpses" sets up all of that lore in such a delightfully chaotic way, and even if the plot veers off course, it's still dripping in Zombie's trademark demonic trash atmosphere. I mean, how can you deny a movie that gave us the line, "We like to get f***ed up and do f***ed up s***." There's some real gold in those hills.

Don't get me wrong, Zombie is allowed to feel however he wants about his movies, and he's certainly endured plenty of harsh criticism and studio hijinks to last for a lifetime, but if he's not going to love it, there are plenty of people out there who will. He might not get it, but he doesn't really have to. That's one of the great things about art — once it's out there, it's not just yours anymore.