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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:

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

Gross:

$16,901,126 (USA) (19 August 2005)
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Bela Lugosi can be seen on TV pulling a lever. This is a scene from Edward D. Wood Jr.'s Bride of the Monster (1955). See more »

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When Sheriff Wydell stops Charlie and his sidekick in the road after they buy the chickens, Charlie gets out of his car and you can see microphone equipment sticking out from underneath his vest. See more »

Quotes

Baby: [taunting Gloria] Shoot me! Shoot me right in the ass!
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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 »

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OK, but nothing special!
20 June 2008 | by (Reykjavík, Iceland) – See all my reviews

Homicidal maniacs have a field day in Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects, an ultra violent spin-off from Zombie's critically reviled 2003 debut, House of 1,000 Corpses. As Zombie continues to cultivate his name-brand variety of extreme horror and splatter-film homage, he definitely takes his place among connoisseurs of carnage. In the case of The Devil's Rejects, several characters from 1,000 Corpses return for another marathon of mayhem, as the murderous Firefly family (led by Sid Haig as the maniacal "Captain Spaulding") turn their bloody wrath against hostages in a fleabag motel, while the local sheriff (William Forsythe) plots revenge against them for the killing of his brother. Before their inevitable showdown, Zombie has plenty of fun--perhaps a little too much fun--indulging his penchant for sick, sadistic humor and gruesome atrocity. Clearly, Zombie fancies himself as horror's answer to Quentin Tarantino, but he lacks Tarantino's gift for riveting plots and escalating tension. Instead, The Devil's Rejects is just raw, rampant excess from start to finish, paying visual tribute to gruesome classics from the '70s and guaranteed to earn the cult status that Zombie is all too obviously aiming for. He's an unabashed horror buff who's carving a niche in the genre he loves, shamelessly satisfying a small but loyal audience of sicko-pants.


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