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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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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)  »

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House of 1000 Corpses 2  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£323,196 (UK) (5 August 2005)

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$16,901,126 (USA) (19 August 2005)
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Karen Black demanded a higher salary to reprise her role as Mother Firefly. Director Rob Zombie could not afford to increase her pay and decided to replace her with veteran actress Leslie Easterbrook. 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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Baby: [taunting Gloria] Shoot me! Shoot me right in the ass!
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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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