As hard as it may be for some of you out there to believe, it’s been 20 years since we first met the Firefly clan in Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses.
Released on April 8th 2003, the film is slightly older than its two-decade anniversary, and Fathom Events have decided to mark the milestone by releasing the film back into theatres!
On October 8th and 11th, House of 1000 Corpses will return to the big screen as part of Fathom Events Fright Fest.
The event seeks to mark a plethora of significant horror movies that celebrate landmark anniversaries in 2023.
As we previously reported, William Friedkin’s The Exorcist will also be honoured, as it is celebrating half a century on screen. Alongside Zombie’s Corpses, Fathom will also be celebrating Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, which recently celebrated its sixtieth birthday. So, to say House of 1000 Corpses will be among some distinguished company is quite the understatement.
House of 1000 Corpses follows a group of friends on a road trip as they fall victim to the monstrous “fun and games” of the murderous Firefly clan. Taking inspiration from the grindhouse classics of the 1970s, Rob Zombie established himself as a filmmaker with quite the flair for gritty storytelling and visceral gore. With a cast including Sheri Moon-Zombie, Bill Mosley and Sid Haig, the film set up a series of actors that would become Zombie regulars.
Now regarded as a modern classic, House of 1000 Corpses would go on to spawn two sequels and launch Rob Zombie onto the horror A-list as a director, later seeing him remake 1978’s slasher classic Halloween.
Check your local listing if you wish to see Corpses on the big screen for its landmark birthday, as only select theatres will be participating in Fathom Events Fright Fest.