The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
My Rating: 4/5 STARS
MovieStudio Quote >> “This flick is a total sadistic and nasty. But it’s a new genre!”
The follow-up to his 2003 horror hit HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, Rob Zombie’s THE DEVIL’S REJECTS continues the story of a bizarre group of very odd people who like to torture, maim, and kill virtually everyone they come in contact with.
When Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) pays a visit to the body-ridden lair of Mother Firefly (Leslie Easterbrook, taking over the role played by Karen Black in the first film), her children Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) are forced to run, eventually holing up in a roadside motel with four hostages (including Clint Eastwood regular Geoffrey Lewis and THREE’S COMPANY star Priscilla Barnes).
Seeking help from creepy clown Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), they continue their murderous rampage while being tracked by Wydell, who is hellbent on avenging the death of his brother, which came at the hands of this very weird and dangerous family. As Wydell tortures Mother Firefly for answers, Otis and Baby torture their hostages for kicks. Zombie, a heavy metal musician who leads the group White Zombie, infuses his exciting, funny, and terrifying gorefest with a fabulous 1970s soundtrack, using such songs as Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” and David Essex’s “Rock On” at inappropriately riotous moments.