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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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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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Crime | Drama | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of 1000 Corpses 2  »

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Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,067,335 (USA) (22 July 2005)


$16,901,126 (USA) (19 August 2005)

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Technical Specs


| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Farm house at Sable Ranch in Santa Clarita,California that was used as Firefly house in this film was also used as the Sawyer family house in Leatherface:Texas Chainsaw Massacre III(1990),both Sawyers and Fireflys are demented family of serial killers,necrophiliacs and cannibals,both families have deformed mutants in their family,Fireflys have Earl the Prof. and Sawyers have Leatherface,both families are living in Texas,but both films were filmed in California at the same location(in the same house).Farmhouse was built back in 1989 for the filming of Texas Chainsaw Massacre III. See more »


When Otis, Baby and Spaulding are riding in the car toward the road block, after the incident with officer Wydell, there is blood all over the car, except not on the lower part by baby's leg where she was shot previously. See more »


Adam Banjo: Where are you taking us?
Otis B. Driftwood: Well I guess it wouldn't do no harm to tell you none, let's see ah, we're going to go dig up some guns I buried out here a couple of years ago.
Roy Sullivan: Then what?
Otis B. Driftwood: Well there ain't no what, that's the end of the road.
Roy Sullivan: What?... your'e not gonna kill us are ya?
Otis B. Driftwood: Killing sounds so permanent.
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Crazy Credits

The DVD release is altered to include "In Memory of Matthew McGrory" at the end of the film, just before the credits. The theatrical release did not include this, as Matthew McGrory was still alive. See more »


References A Girl in Every Port (1952) See more »


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Lack of comprehension, flattening of emotions
1 June 2014 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

It comes as a no surprise that a man who has no understanding of the most powerful and diverse musical genre, heavy metal, has no understanding of the most powerful and diverse film genre, horror. But still, this is mindboggling, how there is no element of suspense whatsoever. Zombie is going for some kind of Texas Chainsaw Massacre vibe here, but this is what mcconaghey (or something similar) and zellweger did to that franchise, there is no understanding of the original and no feeling to be found. Where Hooper terrifyingly and beautifully portraited victim's agony, here you feel nothing but annoyance. To call this piece of crap frightening and disturbing is also far removed from the real world. Maybe, if your favorite horror movies include the recent remakes of the classics and your favorite horror film star is sarah michellle gellar, and of course that one dude who said that The Descent is only good, if you like chicks screaming in a dark cave, that could be the case. But if you have seen French horror of this century, brilliant Sprski Film, the real horror of Fulci, Argento, Romero and the ilk, you know what I'm talking about. This waste of film and everyone's time, thinks it's hard, tough and uncompromising, where in reality it's a total fake. Supposedly heavy, supposedly gritty, but if you can't inject any feeling in to your characters (in this film they are all so inexplicable useless, hollow and downright irritating),story and scenes, you're way, way off. Even if your characters are supposed to be vile, they need to be at least scary. And this very important thing is totally unknown to this movie. To everyone who can appreciate genuine horror cinema, avoid this. I just wanted it to end.

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