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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Horror  |  22 July 2005 (USA)
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The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

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Storyline

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic serial killers Firefly family (a.k.a. The Devil's Reject) and they arrest mother Firefly, but Otis B. Driftwood and Baby Firefly escape from the siege. Tiny is wandering nearby the house and also escapes. Otis and Baby call their patriarch, the mad clown Captain Spaulding and they schedule to reunite at an isolated motel in the desert. When Otis and Baby arrive, they kidnap two families of singers, using sadism and violence against the harmless persons. Meanwhile, Sheriff Wydell promises to capture and kill the runaways, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, the Deputy George Wydell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Hell doesn't want them. Hell doesn't need them. Hell doesn't love them. This world rejects them. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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Rated R for sadistic violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of 1000 Corpses 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£323,196 (UK) (5 August 2005)

Gross:

$16,901,126 (USA) (19 August 2005)
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Otis B. Driftwood: I think I can still smell your wife's pussy stink on my gun... hope it doesn't rust the barrel.
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Funk No. 49
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How is this rated so highly?
13 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

Just awful. Avoid at all costs. Nothing interesting, nothing that keeps you on the edge of your seat, and very little horror. Lasts far too long for a story line that is weak and goes nowhere from start to finish. After 20 minutes seriously felt like I would switch it off but decided to give it a chance. It might just be a slow starter. Nope, I was wrong and ended up wasting 110 minutes of my life on worthless turd. Rob Zombie should stick to music, if this is the best he can come up with movie-wise. If you are expecting horror, you will be disappointed. It is not scary at all. Thriller? Disappointed, the action parts were clumsy and slow. Suspense? Nope, the plot is very, very predictable. Just don't watch it.


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