The Devils Rejects (2005) Review

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The Devils Rejects (2005) Review

Horrorific content by adrian on September 24th, 2019 | Movie Review | Killer, Gore, Dysfunctional Family, Firefly Trilogy

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It's about three members of the Firefly family (Otis, Baby and Captain Spaulding) running from the law and killing everyone who gets in their way, and even a few unlucky bastards who don't.

The Devils Rejects was directed by Rob Zombie  (who also directed  HalloweenHalloween II  and  House of 1000 Corpses) and stars the late Sid Haig  (from  AbruptioCynthiaDeath House),  Bill Moseley  (from  BoarThe HordeAlmost Mercy) and  Sheri Moon Zombie  (from  The Lords of Salem3 From Hell).

Death walks behind. Hell waits ahead.

The Devils Rejects Review

The Devil's Rejects is the sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, Rob Zombie's directorial debut. House of 1000 Corpses was similar in many ways to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre while The Devil's Rejects has more a style of its own, but still steeped in a 70's exploitation flick vibe. Sure, you've probably seen movies about killers on the run before, but probably none quite like this.

The Firefly's are ruthless and sick. They're sadists, killers and necrophiliacs. They're also all charismatic, funny and actually seem like a fun group people (if it weren't for the whole sociopathic killer thing). Devil's Rejects takes you along as they flee from law enforcement, who are no less brutal than they are, meet up with the rest of their crew and do everything in their power to evade capture. It starts brutal, ends brutal and features brutality with personality throughout.

The Devil's Rejects is one of those movies that's more of an experience than anything else. Say what you want about Rob Zombie movies (his style isn't for everyone) but the man knows how to make an entertaining show for fans of grit, grime and gore.

Worth Watching?

I think so, definitely. Even if Zombie's style isn't your thing, this movie does a masterful job of creating disgusting characters that are actually surprisingly likable. It gives horror fans lots of gore packaged up with creative cinematography and an epic soundtrack that really help bring this happy band of psycho serial killers to life.

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