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The Devil's Rejects (2005)

R | | Crime, Horror | 22 July 2005 (USA)
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.

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Storyline

In Ruggsville, Texas, the police under the command of Sheriff John Quincy Wydell attack the house of the sadistic 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. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Hell doesn't want them. Hell doesn't need them. Hell doesn't love them. This world rejects them. See more »

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Crime | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sadistic violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

22 July 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

House of 1000 Corpses 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,067,335, 24 July 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$17,044,981

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,345,048
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Magician/Illusionist Criss Angel did his "Buried Alive" performance outside the Firefly ranch house with Director Rob Zombie among the spectators. See more »

Goofs

When Otis and Baby are driving to the motel, on the dashboard there is a closed box of cigarettes, yet in the next shot they are open. See more »

Quotes

Otis B. Driftwood: I was going to take it easy on you and make it fast, but then you had to go and play the fucking hero!
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Crazy Credits

The DVD release is altered to include "In Memory of Matthew McGrory" at the end of the film, just before the credits. The theatrical release did not include this, as Matthew McGrory was still alive. See more »

Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Dark was the Night, Cold was the Ground
Performed by 'Blind Willie Johnson'
Written by 'Blind Willie Johnson'
Published by Alpha Music Inc./TRF Music Inc.
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Outstanding addition to the horror genre - this movie bites!
30 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

Wow! Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects" turns up the violence a notch in this sequel to his earlier entry into the horror genre, "House of 1000 Corpses". In this hard-hitting movie, we pick up the tale of the extremely warped central characters a few months after the events of the original tale. The film moves at a great pace and reminded me of a Tarantino project - convincing performances from some familiar genre favourites (including Ken Foree from Romero's "Dawn of the Dead"), sparkling dialogue and loads of over-the-top, uncompromising violence.

The visuals and soundtrack to "The Devil's Rejects" are jaw-droppingly impressive. This film looks like a labour of love. It's a real treasure chest of delights for horror fans and a film that demands a second viewing.

One last thing, just make sure you watch the full-strength, unrated version for maximum effect.


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