The Devil’s Rejects

DVD Reviews | Oct 30th, 2005

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Starring Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, Matthew McGrory, Leslie Easterbrook
Written By: Rob Zombie
Directed By: Rob Zombie
Studio: Lions Gate
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You’d expect most horror sequels to suck, because well, half of them do suck! But, Devil’s Rejects was everything I thought it would be and more. It was violent, the story was great, and definitely ten times better than House of 1000 Corpses. This movie was a lot more realistic, and had a great 70’s style gritty look to it, which is what made it so frightening.

The film takes place a few months later after House of 1000 Corpes, and we watch as Baby (Sheri Moon), Otis (Bill Moseley), and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) pretty much get hunted down by a vengeful cop, Sherriff Wydell (William Forsythe). The story ends as a good old fashioned show down. The Trio head to Spaulding’s “brother'”(played by legendary Ken Forree of Dawn of the Dead fame) for a place to hideout, the showdown between the 3 and Sherriff Wydell begins.

The Devil’s Rejects is yet another great movie, not for the faint of heart that’s for sure. This is probably one of the most brutal movies I’ve ever seen! And yeah, I know I say that a lot, but good god, we see every brutal death. People getting smashed by trucks, faces cut off, the whole thing. What makes it even more brutal, is that they make you get to know the characters, so that when they do get killed, you feel bad. You love to hate the characters of Baby, Otis and Spaulding because they’re so insanely brilliant. This, unlike HOUSE, has much better acting as well and was just a lot more entertaining. The whole thing just seems so…real. Another great thing about this movie is the 70’s classic rock soundtrack. Keep an ear open for the great usage of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Free Bird’. This movie made me cringe and freak out nonstop, and not too many movies nowadays can do that.

The DVD has loads of great special features such as a very intense behind the scenes documentary, which YES, I actually watched and found it very interesting. Rob Zombie truly loves making these horror flicks and does a great job making them not only gory, but interesting and entertaining too. Of course, There’s the usual trailers, some silly Captain Spaulding commercials for comic relief, a blooper real which is fun to watch AFTER the movie to brighten things up, a tribute to the late Matthew McGrory (who plays Tiny Firefly in both this AND House of 1000 corpses), and some random other cool little bits.

I recommend this movie to any Rob Zombie and horror fan. If you enjoyed House of 1000 Corpses, trust me, you’ll absolutely LOVE The Devil’s Rejects. Words really can’t describe the power of this film. It disturbs you more than you’d expect. Definitely more than I expected to be. BUY IT. RENT IT. Whatever you do, don’t watch it alone.

Unrated DVD Exclusive: 2 1/2-hour documentary on the making of the film, only on the Unrated DVD!

Blooper Reel
Morris Green Show
2 Spaulding Commercials
Otis Home Movie
Deleted Scenes
2 Music Videos
Stills Gallery
2 Feature-Length Commentaries




Favorite Scenes: Battle at the Farmhouse, Showdown at the end, ah the whole movie rocked my socks!
Rating: R
Running Time: 109 minutes
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