Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record - a "gift from the Lords". The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?
Sheri Moon Zombie,
Five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
Jeff Daniel Phillips
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.
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
[Madam] Firefly, Captain Spaulding, and Otis B. Driftwood are all names of Groucho Marx characters in the Marx Brothers films. See more »
Two of the officers storming the house at the beginning of the movie are firing M-16's, which fire a .223. The armor the Fireflies wore would likely not have provided sufficient protection at the ranges the officers fired from. See more »
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 »
Reelin' in the Years
Performed by Steely Dan
Written by Walter Becker (as Walter Carl Becker) and Donald Fagen
Published by Universal Music Corp. o/b/o itself and Red Giant, Inc.
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
I went to this movie having seen 1000 Corpses which I thought was a great retro B style horror in the Texas Chainsaw massacre genre.
This movie FAR exceeded any expectation I had. Zombie NAILED it in this one. Classic Freeze frames, awesome soundtrack(used with purpose)-Just enough gore with out going over the top.. the essential random nudity shots that we B fans have come to expect. Suspenseful through-out.
I realize that what makes all of these components work:
A- This movie (Unlike 99% of all B Horros) is not predictable. You do not know what is going to happen next.
B- Zombie builds characters. You learn history and connections, and see things from their view.
C- Slight comedic aspect added.
Summary: MUST SEE, MUST OWN
in the words of my horror loving awe-struck friend "This is hands down the best B horror I have ever seen!"
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