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The Devil's Rejects

A movie directed by Rob Zombie

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The Devil's Work

  • May 16, 2009
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Cast all your impure thoughts aside & go pick up a copy of Disney's Bambi if this isn't your cup of blood. Rob Zombie had unleashed his greatest endeavor upon us back in the summer of 2005. Those who chose to just sit this one out had no idea what they were missing. Zombie showed us that he could hang with the big dogs such as Tarantino or Rodriguez with the witty one-liners, cuckoo characters, & over the top violence.

For fans of harcore action or true horror, the violence begins before the credits have rolled across the screen & doesn't let up for very long. Devil's Rejects may be a sequel of sorts to House Of 1,000 Corpses & actually picks up where we left off with the psychotic family from hell. The FBI is now on to the murderous & unwholesome family activities from the very beginning so no time is wasted before our gang must either fight for their lives or make a dash. Those who survive are either arrested or running like the devil. No pun intended.

While not nearly as gory as Corpses , Devil's Rejects is still plenty sick & twisted which will appease all horror film fans. The dialogue is crisp as ever & will have most viewers rolling in the aisles or slapping their knees. I liked Zombie's idea of the road buddy film which pays homage to a lot of '70 classics & even the soundtrack fits perfectly. The supernatural element of Dr. Satan is missing here which may have some viewers shaking their heads but I'm glad that Rob gave Captain Spaulding a larger role this time around.

Enjoy this one... I sure as hell did.
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May 20, 2009
I didn't like BAMBI either, but I'm glad you liked this one. I've accepted the fact that I'm not Zombie's target audience.
May 20, 2009
Sorry Queen. Then again, one day he might make something that you like. I know what you mean. For the longest time, I used to wonder if Spike Lee or M. Night would make anything that I'd like but I'm glad to say I did like some from each. I wonder what ever happened to his Tyrannasaurus Rex film. I am hoping this is not an abandoned project but I will keep my fingers crossed.
May 20, 2009
I'll keep watching too for just that reason. I've been known to change my mind and people have been known to modify their style. He just won't be at the top 0f my list. As for a T-rex flick, that I would watch no matter who made it, unless it was Andrew Lloyd Webber.
May 20, 2009
I really was excited when I heard about his T-Rex project. I have friends who hate Zombie & I figured they would probably enjoy that one. Fingers crossed. One day, I have an eerie feeling he will either mellow out or make something completely different from anything he's done before. I tend to believe he will get even better as time progresses but I could be dead wrong.
May 20, 2009
Everybody mellows a bit. As he grows as a film maker he's going to loose what turns me off about his work, I'm fairly certain of that. Its not so much that he's graphic because most of the time that really isn't a concern for me (although it might appear to be) as long as the film is working. But for me his stuff just hasn't worked because I've never bought his characters. Now T-rexs I could buy.
May 20, 2009
Unfortunately, I'm not sure how long it will take for him to shed what turns you off about his work. I will keep you posted on the T-Rex project though if any dig up anymore info on that one. It was supposed to be released this Summer but I haven't heard anymore on that lately.
May 20, 2009
Please do. Maybe he was just having trouble getting financing for what obviously would be a heavy effects laden movie.
 
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review by . February 01, 2011
posted in Movie Hype
*** out of ****     Ah, violence. Don't we all just love it? Well, we must considering how many violent films come out each year. After all; if we don't love violence, then nobody loves getting a big fat paycheck for making a film featuring any. It's hard to come across a filmmaker who uses violence in a particularly good way, since honestly, how good can violence get? Violence, in reality, is a terrible thing. In film, however, it can be put to good use. I find it quite shocking …
review by . May 08, 2009
The Devil's Rejects is the sequel to Rob Zombie's feature length debut House of 1,000 Corpses. The local law enforcement officers have surrounded the family compound. They have followed all of the clues and it points to them. Mother Firefly, Baby, Otis, Tiny and Rufus shoot it out with the police. In the ensuing fire fight, Otis and Baby flee the scene. Baby contacts Captain Spaulding and tells them that they need to hide from the police. Can the Fireflys and Captain Spaulding evade the authorities? …
review by . December 08, 2006
posted in Movie Hype
Once again, this, probably one of the sickest, most twisted and unpleasant films I've ever seen. From both a graphic and subliminal point of view it's a bit of a wonder how it got a rating actually. From the off-set the title lets you know what kind of film it's going to be (Rob Zombie probably thought it sounded cool). I thought that this movie had some good cinematography and a dusty washed out feel that has been done before but still lends the right atmosphere for this kind of violent horror.  I …
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