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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

 -  Horror  -  22 July 2005 (USA)
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The murderous, backwoods Firefly family takes to the road to escape a vengeful police force which isn't 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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sheriff | captain | murder | revenge | corpse | See more »

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A Tale Of Murder, Mayhem and Revenge See more »

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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

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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Trivia

Matthew McGrory (Tiny Firefly) hurt his ankle before shooting. The crew had to find a stunt double to replace him during his scenes where his face was covered with the burlap sack. When the actor takes off the sack, it is Matthew McGrory. See more »

Goofs

When Candy is talking to her boss, he puts the money in the box and it changes position, and then even disappears in one shot. See more »

Quotes

Sheriff John Wydell: What's going on, shit-heads?
Rondo: Sheriff...
[Wydell hands Rondo a piece of paper]
Sheriff John Wydell: Here's a list of names I need you to run down for me.
[Rondo looks at the paper, and starts chuckling]
Rondo: That's some funny-ass names! Haha!
Sheriff John Wydell: Yeah, look who's fuckin' talkin' "RONDO"...
[Rondo glares at Wydell]
Sheriff John Wydell: Just let me know if anything connects.
Billy Ray Snapper: ...I'm sure it will. Shit always floats our way, don't it..."Chief"?
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Masters of Horror: John Carpenter's Cigarette Burns (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock On
Performed by David Essex
Written by David Essex
Published by Stage Three Songs, Inc. (ASCAP)
Administered by Bug
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Zombie gets it right!
7 August 2005 | by (Maine, USA) – See all my reviews

I went to this movie having seen 1000 Corpses which I thought was a great retro B style horror in the Texas Chainsaw massacre genre.

This movie FAR exceeded any expectation I had. Zombie NAILED it in this one. Classic Freeze frames, awesome soundtrack(used with purpose)-Just enough gore with out going over the top.. the essential random nudity shots that we B fans have come to expect. Suspenseful through-out.

I realize that what makes all of these components work:

A- This movie (Unlike 99% of all B Horros) is not predictable. You do not know what is going to happen next.

B- Zombie builds characters. You learn history and connections, and see things from their view.

C- Slight comedic aspect added.

Summary: MUST SEE, MUST OWN

in the words of my horror loving awe-struck friend "This is hands down the best B horror I have ever seen!"


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