Shock-rocker Rob Zombie's loving homage to flat-out nasty horror films of the 1970s will leave many post-SCREAM (1996) horror fans cold because of what it's not. It's not slick or glossy. It's not funny or self-referential. And it's not much fun, just as THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (1974) and THE HILLS HAVE EYES (1978) both clear influences on Zombie's movie debut really aren't much fun. It is
ugly in the distinctively washed out, grainy, slightly burned manner of low-budget '70s films gory and single-mindedly mean, none of which is a criticism since that's exactly what it wants to be. Two young couples, Bill and Mary (Rainn Wilson...