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Santa Monica, February 4, 2003

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"House Of 1000 Corpses," the long-awaited horror film marking the motion picture writing and directorial debut of hard rock frightmeister Rob Zombie, will finally be released in March 2003. Accompanying "House Of 1000 Corpses" is a surprising soundtrack showcasing new songs as well as vintage tracks from the '20s to the '70s, from punk to country and an inspired, yet disturbing, musical collaboration on "Brick House 2003" which brings Zombie together with hardcore female rapper Trina and Lionel Richie, original member of 70's funk super group The Commodores.

Four new songs from the multiplatinum-selling Zombie ooze from "House Of 1000 Corpses: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Geffen Records), released March 18, 2003. Along with the psychobilly trash of "Everybody Scream!" and the pounding sledgehammer of "Run, Rabbit, Run" are three other rock stomps -- "Little Piggy," "Pussy Liquor" and "House Of 1000 Corpses" (first heard on Zombie's 2001 album "The Sinister Urge"). The new songs evoke an unholy union of the '60s rock of Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs and Screamin' Jay Hawkins against a backdrop of punk, metal, strip joints and drive-in B-movies. Meanwhile, "Brick House 2003" Zombifies the '70s Top 10 pop and R&B hit.

The classic contributions are compellingly quirky. "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue" from the self-titled 1976 debut album from The Ramones joins "Who's Gonna Mow Your Grass," a 1969 #1 country smash from Buck Owens. Alongside a recording of "I Wanna Be Loved By You" by Helen Kane, the Boop-Boop-A-Doop Girl from the Roaring '20s and folksy yodeler legend Slim Whitman's rendition of the Johnny Mercer-penned '40s romantic standard "I Remember You."

A handful of instrumental score tracks and several terrifying bits of dialogue are also included between the song selections (lyrics by Zombie, music by Zombie and Scott Humphrey). As is usual with Zombie projects, the package boasts a colorful deluxe booklet, this time with exclusive photos from the film.

Though this is Zombie's first major motion picture, he is not unfamiliar with directing or films. His videography includes an MTV Video Music Award in 1993 for Best Hard Rock Video for White Zombie's "More Human Than Human" and the direction of over 25 other music videos including most recently Ozzy Osbourne's "Dreamer".

He also helmed an animated hallucinatory sequence in the 1996 hit film "Beavis And Butt-Head Do America." In addition, his songs have been heard on more than a two dozen film soundtracks, among them Howard Stern's "Private Parts," "The Matrix," "The Crow: City Of Angels," "Mission Impossible 2" and "The Scorpion King."

Zombie's vision, musically and visually, has always been saturated by his love of classic horror/sci-fi films, sleazy pop culture and all things on the dark side. Mixing insanity, creativity and extremity, that vision -- reflected in everything from album art and t-shirts to stage shows and music videos -- Zombie first rose from the Lower East Side of New York City with his founding in 1985 of White Zombie, named for the classic 1932 horror film. After a pair of underground singles, the metallic doomsayers debuted on stage at CBGB's and the band's notoriety grew via fanzines and word-of-mouth.

Following the 1987 EP "Psycho Head Blowout" and full-length "Soul-Crusher" on Zombie's own Silent Explosion label, 1989's "Make Them Die Slowly" led to a European tour. Upon returning, the buzz and the "God Of Thunder" EP had reached the ears of major labels and White Zombie was signed to Geffen. The group's 1991 debut album, "La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1," spawned the Best Hard Rock Performance Grammy-nominated "Thunder Kiss '65" and went Top 40 and double platinum.

1993's "Astro-Creep: 2000," "Songs Of Love," "Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head" ranked in the Top 10 for two months and was certified triple platinum. Its "More Human Than Human" was Grammy- nominated for Best Hard Rock Performance and the album for Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical). Zombie was again Grammy-nominated for his first solo venture "The Hands Of Death" duet with Alice Cooper on the 1994 soundtrack to "The X-Files" TV series and, the same year, for "The Crow's" "I'm Your Boogieman."

By this time, White Zombie had evolved into Rob Zombie. In 1996, "Supersexy Swingin' Sounds," an album of "Astro-Creep" remixes, was released and went Top 20 and gold. 1998's "Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales Of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside The Spookshow International" debuted Top 5 and was certified triple platinum. The 1999 remix album "American Made Music To Strip By" went Top 40. "The Sinister Urge," named after the 1961 Ed Wood crime flick, debuted in the Top 10 in 2001 and was certified platinum.

Distributed by Lions Gate Films, "House Of 1000 Corpses" stars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon and Karen Black. Executive producers are Andrew D. Given and Guy Oseary. Producer is Andy Gould.

SOURCE: Geffen Records


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