10 Original Cuts Of Horror Movies We'll Sadly Never See

8. House Of 1000 Corpses (Rob Zombie's Original Cut)

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Arguably the best celluloid atrocity that Rob Zombie has unleashed upon the world thus far, House of 1000 Corpses is a visually sumptuous, gore-soaked, good time that makes for the perfect Halloween viewing.

It's a film that's fondly remembered for its cast of oddball psychopaths, overtly gruesome death scenes and slick, experimental presentation - all of which add up to a film that feels like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre by way of Ken Russell.

Despite its strong cult following, an extended and uncensored version has never seen the light of day, outside of a single screening at the Argentinian Film Festival.

Rob Zombie's initial cut of House of 1000 Corpses ran at just shy of 105 minutes and was very quickly slapped with an NC-17 by the MPAA. Eventually, the film was edited down to 89 minutes and released. Whilst the version we have is certainly very violent and bloody, Zombie's original version is touted as being much nastier and Baby Firefly is given more time to shine.

When interviewed, Zombie himself has stated that he has no idea where the remainder of footage is, and is confident that it'll never reappear.


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