Rob Zombie Makes His Masterpiece: A The Devil's Rejects Review
Film Score: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Released by Lionsgate
Release Date: July 22nd, 2005
Starring: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon-Zombie, and William Forsythe
Written by Rob Zombie
Directed by Rob Zombie
Rated R (sadistic violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use)
His first movie, House of 1,000 Corpses, had a troubled history by the time it hit theaters in 2003. Originally financed by Universal Pictures, the movie had hit a wall when the studio refused to release it. After several studios came and went, the movie found a home at Lionsgate, a Canadian distributor that was known for making the controversial American Psycho (2000). Lionsgate released House of 1,000 in the spring of 2003 and the movie turned a nice profit. So it was inevitable that a sequel would come along.
Two members of the Firefly family escape, Otis (Bill Mosley) and Baby (Sherri Moon Zombie). They meet up with Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), but not before torturing and killing some people at a motel in the middle of nowhere. This scene is one of the most intense scenes in the movie because of it's gritty realism and the performances of those involved. The way that Otis and Baby demean and torture their victims is shockingly realistic.
The Devil's Rejects is Zombie's love letter to the grindhouse movies of the 70's. There are no punches held back, nothing is frowned upon, and the movie is down and dirty. You feel like you need to take a shower after viewing this movie.