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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | | Crime, 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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A Tale Of Murder, Mayhem and Revenge See more »

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Crime | 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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Trivia

The film originally had a subplot involving scenes with Dr. Satan. In an interview, Rob Zombie said that he cut these scenes because "seeing Dr. Satan in this film would be like seeing Chewbacca in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)". The scenes were eventually restored for the DVD. See more »

Goofs

Two of the officers storming the house at the beginning of the movie are firing M-16's, which fire a .223. The armor the Fireflies wore would likely not have provided sufficient protection at the ranges the officers fired from. See more »

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Otis B. Driftwood: I want you to see what happens to heroes...
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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 »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Saturday Night Special
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Written by Edward King and Ronnie Van Zant
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Courtesy of Geffen Records
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Outstanding addition to the horror genre - this movie bites!
30 December 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Wow! Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects" turns up the violence a notch in this sequel to his earlier entry into the horror genre, "House of 1000 Corpses". In this hard-hitting movie, we pick up the tale of the extremely warped central characters a few months after the events of the original tale. The film moves at a great pace and reminded me of a Tarantino project - convincing performances from some familiar genre favourites (including Ken Foree from Romero's "Dawn of the Dead"), sparkling dialogue and loads of over-the-top, uncompromising violence.

The visuals and soundtrack to "The Devil's Rejects" are jaw-droppingly impressive. This film looks like a labour of love. It's a real treasure chest of delights for horror fans and a film that demands a second viewing.

One last thing, just make sure you watch the full-strength, unrated version for maximum effect.


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