The Devil's Rejects

The Devil's Rejects

Rob Zombie (2005)

104min
18 Certificate
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Our Score
Writer/director Rob Zombie follows up his 2001 debut, House of 1000 Corpses, with a pitch-black sequel that's bigger and nastier in every way. More a grisly road movie than outright horror, the film swaps the original's flashy visuals and surreal atmosphere for unflinching brutality and ultra-gritty realism. It will take a strong stomach to watch as the crimes of the depraved Firefly family finally catch up with them, forcing the serial-killing Otis (Bill Moseley), Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) to run for their lives. The vicious tale plays like an early Wes Craven/Sam Peckinpah hybrid, boasting grainy, 1970s-style cinematography and an evocative period soundtrack. But, even if he hasn't yet entirely found his own voice, Zombie still demonstrates greater confidence and skill here. In places his dialogue is as snappy as Tarantino's, while his rogues' gallery of intense and memorable characters makes the picture worthy of cult status.

Summary

The evil Firefly family is tracked down by a crack squad of Texas Rangers, but in the ensuing battle three of the murderous clan escape and embark on a gory road trip. As the body count rises, an obsessed sheriff hires two unsavoury bounty hunters in a final bid to stop the blood-soaked crime spree. Horror, made as a sequel to House of 1000 Corpses, starring Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, William Forsythe, Michael Berryman and Ken Foree.

Cast & Crew

Captain Spaulding/James Cutter Sid Haig
Sheriff John Quincy Wydell William Forsythe
Clevon Michael Berryman
Charlie Altamont Ken Foree
Otis B Driftwood Bill Moseley
Mother Firefly Leslie Easterbrook
Roy Sullivan Geoffrey Lewis
Gloria Sullivan Priscilla Barnes
Director Rob Zombie
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Momentum PicturesAvailable on: DVD
Drama