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Five Fun Facts About Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses

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We’re showing a double dose of horror tonight kicking off at 8/7c with The Hills Have Eyes 2, followed by heavy metal rocker Rob Zombie’s directorial debut with The House of 1000 Corpses at 10/9c. It’s a macabre film heavily inspired by the horror and exploitation cinema of the 1970s like IFC faves The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes. The film follows two couples on a road trip to research a book on weird roadside attractions. On their travels they come across the Museum of Monsters and Madmen, run by a strange gas station owner who calls himself Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig). Spaulding tells the teenagers the legend of Dr. Satan, a sinister physician who was hanged from a nearby tree. Obviously they want to investigate, which puts them in the path of the Firefly clan, a family of twisted rednecks who proceed to terrorize and torture the innocent travelers.

Here are five fun facts about the film to know before you watch The House of 1000 Corpses tonight at 10 p.m. ET:

1. The Office‘s resident straight man Rainn Wilson stars as Bill. It’s one of his first forays onto the silver screen.
2. The names of the film’s villains were taken from the names of Groucho Marx characters (Animal Crackers’ “Captain Spaulding”, A Night at the Opera’s “Otis B. Driftwood”, Duck Soup’s “Rufus T. Firefly”, and A Day at the Races’ “Hugo Z. Hackenbush”, among others).
3. Nerdist’s own Chris Hardwick stars as Jerry Goldsmith.
4. Justified star Walton Goggins plays number one sheriff’s deputy Steve Naish
5. The titular house in the film is the same house used in the 1982 Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds flick The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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House of 1000 Corpses airs on IFC tonight at 10:00 PM ET; Friday, Jul. 19 at 2:00 AM ET; Wednesday, Jul. 31 at 8:00 PM ET; Monday, Aug. 12 at 12:00 AM ET; Monday, Aug. 12 at 3:45 AM ET

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Millennial Wisdom

Charles Speaks For Us All

Get to know Charles, the social media whiz of Brockmire.

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He may be an unlikely radio producer Brockmire, but Charles is #1 when it comes to delivering quips that tie a nice little bow on the absurdity of any given situation.

Charles also perfectly captures the jaded outlook of Millennials. Or at least Millennials as mythologized by marketers and news idiots. You know who you are.

Played superbly by Tyrel Jackson Williams, Charles’s quippy nuggets target just about any subject matter, from entry-level jobs in social media (“I plan on getting some experience here, then moving to New York to finally start my life.”) to the ramifications of fictional celebrity hookups (“Drake and Taylor Swift are dating! Albums y’all!”). But where he really nails the whole Millennial POV thing is when he comments on America’s second favorite past-time after type II diabetes: baseball.

Here are a few pearls.

On Baseball’s Lasting Cultural Relevance

“Baseball’s one of those old-timey things you don’t need anymore. Like cursive. Or email.”

On The Dramatic Value Of Double-Headers

“The only thing dumber than playing two boring-ass baseball games in one day is putting a two-hour delay between the boring-ass games.”

On Sartorial Tradition

“Is dressing badly just a thing for baseball, because that would explain his jacket.”

On Baseball, In A Nutshell

“Baseball is a f-cked up sport, and I want you to know it.”


Learn more about Charles in the behind-the-scenes video below.

And if you were born before the late ’80s and want to know what the kids think about Baseball, watch Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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Crown Jules

Amanda Peet FTW on Brockmire

Amanda Peet brings it on Brockmire Wednesday at 10P on IFC.

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On Brockmire, Jules is the unexpected yin to Jim Brockmire’s yang. Which is saying a lot, because Brockmire’s yang is way out there. Played by Amanda Peet, Jules is hard-drinking, truth-spewing, baseball-loving…everything Brockmire is, and perhaps what he never expected to encounter in another human.

“We’re the same level of functional alcoholic.”


But Jules takes that commonality and transforms it into something special: a new beginning. A new beginning for failing minor league baseball team “The Frackers”, who suddenly about-face into a winning streak; and a new beginning for Brockmire, whose life gets a jumpstart when Jules lures him back to baseball. As for herself, her unexpected connection with Brockmire gives her own life a surprising and much needed goose.

“You’re a Goddamn Disaster and you’re starting To look good to me.”

This palpable dynamic adds depth and complexity to the narrative and pushes the series far beyond expected comedy. See for yourself in this behind-the-scenes video (and brace yourself for a unforgettable description of Brockmire’s genitals)…

Want more about Amanda Peet? She’s all over the place, and has even penned a recent self-reflective piece in the New York Times.

And of course you can watch the Jim-Jules relationship hysterically unfold in new episodes of Brockmire, every Wednesday at 10PM on IFC.

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Draught Pick

Sam Adams “Keeps It Brockmire”

All New Brockmire airs Wednesdays at 10P on IFC.

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From baseball to beer, Jim Brockmire calls ’em like he sees ’em.

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It’s no wonder at all, then, that Sam Adams would reach out to Brockmire to be their shockingly-honest (and inevitably short-term) new spokesperson. Unscripted and unrestrained, he’ll talk straight about Sam—and we’ll take his word. Check out this new testimonial for proof:

See more Brockmire Wednesdays at 10P on IFC, presented by Samuel Adams. Good f***** beer.

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