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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

 -  Horror  -  22 July 2005 (USA)
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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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sheriff | revenge | murder | captain | motel | See more »

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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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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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Won Most Vile Villain(s) (for The Firefly Family) and Best Horror Movie at The 2006 Scream Awards. See more »

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When Mother Firefly is showing Sheriff Wydell the next book from the pile, before she takes it, the book on the table is closed. But when she takes the next one off the pile, it is open. See more »

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It can't get much better...
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK, I loved "House of 1000 Corpses". I loved it for completely different reasons than I loved "The Devils Rejects". The mood in the first one is far more campy, almost cartoonish. The actual fear and horror mixed with that weird wink is perfect. "The Devils Rejects" on the other hand seems almost real. These people are out there...these people do not care about you or your children. Hell, they don't even care about your dog or furniture. The music, the angles, the complete disregard for the feelings of others. Blantant hedonism at it's best. Some folks walked out...I sat singing "Free Bird" till the screen went black. If it's for you, don't miss it. If you believe you are the least bit squeamish...go get that new direct to DVD Stitch movie!


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