The Devil's Rejects (2005) Movie Review

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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

2005 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
107 minutes / 1h 47min

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The Devil's Rejects Plot Synopsis:

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sad**tic 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.

The Devil's Rejects (2005) Review

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 sad**tic 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 sad**tic 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.

  • The Devil's Rejects Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 7
  • Overall Score: 6.24
  • IMDB: 6.9
  • MetaCritic: 5.3
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 5.3

About The Devil's Rejects 2005

Title: The Devil's Rejects
Year: 2005
Runtime: 107 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Score: 3.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.12/5 stars from 84,323 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 84,323
MPAA Rating: R
The Devil's Rejects Cast Starring: Kane Hodder, Danny Trejo, Bill Moseley, Daniel Roebuck, Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, Duane Whitaker, Tom Towles, Tyler Mane, Ken Foree, Michael Berryman, Dave Sheridan, P.J. Soles, Chris Ellis, Alex Revan, William Forsythe, Matthew McGrory, Richard Epcar, Robert Trebor, Lew Temple, Leslie Easterbrook, Elizabeth Daily, Steve Railsback, Bruce Holman, Sean Moran, John H. Tobin, Geoffrey Lewis, Jordan Del Spina, Bela Lugosi, Ginger Lynn
The Devil's Rejects Writers: Rob Zombie
The Devil's Rejects Director: Rob Zombie
Box Office: $16,901,126
Production: Lions Gate Films
Language: English, Spanish
Country: USA, Germany