The Devil's Rejects (2005) Movie Review

The Devil's Rejects (2005)

2005 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
107 minutes /

User Score: 72/100


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The Devil's Rejects Review

Synopsis:

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.

The Devil’s Rejects (2005) is a 1h 47-min American crime horror film that is the sequel to House of 1000 Corpses (2003). Director and writer Rob Zombie (31 (2016), The Zombie Horror Picture Show (2014), The Lords of Salem (2012)) did a fantastic job executing this movie that revolves around three members of the psychopathic antagonist family. This film contains graphic sexual content, graphic nudity, extreme gore, unlimited graphic violence, bad language, drug use, intense frightening scenes, suspense, tension, jump scares, and thrilling trippy road carnage.

Sheriff John Quincey (William Forsythe - The Rock (1996), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Raising Arizona (1987)) and a large group of State Troopers are on a Search and Destroy mission for the Firefly family on May 18, 1978. The Firefly family has committed over 75 homicides and disappearances. The Firefly family retaliated against the officers resulting in the death of Rufus and Mother Firefly (Leslie Easterbrook) being arrested. Otis (Bill Moseley - Army of Darkness (1992), Halloween (2007), The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)) and Baby escaped and headed off to Kahiki Palms Motel after stealing a car.

Otis and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie - Halloween II (2009), Halloween (2007), The Lords of Salem (2012)) kidnapped the Banjo and Sullivan band and kept them hostage in their room. The prisoners tried every which way they can think of to escape but did not successfully escape. The motel maid discovers "The Devil’s Rejects" written with blood on the wall. John hired bounty hunters Rondo and Billy Ray who is known as the "Unholy Two" to help him catch the Firefly family. The movie progresses to being an adventurous ride as the battle ensues.

I could not believe that I somehow felt emotions for our anti-heroes as they flee the police because they are sadistic but I was still rooting for them to survive/win. I applaud all of the actors for giving us brilliant performances and how fantastic the music was and how nicely it flowed with the storyline. The gritty horror movie was excellent in almost every way except for the minor bloopers and gaping plot holes. Horror fans and nonhorror fans alike should be aware that the horror is gut wrenching nasty, relentless and sadistic to the point where it will make you wince at least once. The killers were individuals who had a history that was somewhat underdeveloped with personalities and motives making this movie one of the most twisted and sickest movie you will see that is also deranged.


About The Devil's Rejects (2005)

Title: The Devil's Rejects
Original Title: House of 1000 Corpses 2, House of 2,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects: House of 1000 Corpses 2
AKA: The Devil's Rejects
Year: 2005
Runtime: 107 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Reviewer:
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 3.6/5 stars from 18 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 18
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Kane Hodder, Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Daniel Roebuck, Chris Ellis, Tom Towles, Duane Whitaker, William Forsythe, Tyler Mane, Ken Foree, Michael Berryman, P.J. Soles, Dave Sheridan, Leslie Easterbrook, Robert Trebor, Alex Revan, Steve Railsback, Matthew McGrory, Lew Temple, Geoffrey Lewis, Mary Woronov, Elizabeth Daily, Sean Moran, John H. Tobin, Jordan Del Spina, Ginger Lynn, Michael 'Red Bone' Alcott, Priscilla Barnes
Writers: Rob Zombie
Director: Rob Zombie

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