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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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The new film by Rob Zombie. See more »


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  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

Company Credits

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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?


Otis' line "I am The Devil and I am here to do the Devil's work" is a slightly altered version of a quote spoken by Manson Family member Tex Watson during the infamous Tate Murders. See more »


The Chevrolet K5 Blazer that Wydell Drives is an '86 Model, but according to surroundings and other tell tale signs, the movie takes place in 1978. This can be proven when Officer Ray Mentions that Groucho Marx and Elvis Presley "died last year". See more »


Baby: Well Roy Sullivan, you gonna take me back to your room and play with me?
Roy Sullivan: My wife's in that room.
Baby: Or is my brother going to have to shoot your fuckin' teeth outta your head?
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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 The Shining (1980) See more »


Seed of Memory
Performed by Terry Reid
Written by Terry Reid
Published by House of Dreams Music
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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User Reviews

Great movie for the true horror fan
7 May 2006 | by (Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

Only certain people can appreciate a movie like this. This was better than Rob's "House of 1000 Corpes". It was sleazy, gruesome, and actually funny at times. Otis, Baby, and Captain Spaulding really do make this movie. The crazy thing is that I was actually rooting for them in the end. Maybe this is sick but this is how the movie portrayed them. Come on, Baby likes tooty fruity ice cream. You can't help but to root for her. This movie also had the feeling to it that it was filmed in the 70's. It's hard to explain but it had that Texas Chainsaw, Friday the 13th, The Hills Have Eyes feel to it. All around a great flick for the horror fan who can appreciate it.

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