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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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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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Death walks behind. Hell waits ahead. 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

[Madam] Firefly, Captain Spaulding, and Otis B. Driftwood are all names of Groucho Marx characters in the Marx Brothers films. See more »

Goofs

During her rant in a jail cell, Mother Firefly is seen holding her hands far apart for emphasis when her hands are supposed to be handcuffed with only about a foot of chain. See more »

Quotes

Captain J.T. Spaulding: [referring to Otis] You remember happy boy here!
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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 Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Rider
Performed by The Allman Brothers Band
Written by Gregg Allman and Robert Payne (as Robert Kim Payne)
Published by Elijah Blue Music (BMI) and Unichappell Music Inc. (BMI)
Courtesy of Universal Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A depraved, sick and brutal film.
22 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

Alright, I never bothered with "House of 1,000 Corpses." Mainly due to the poor reviews and the fact it looked like a "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" rip off. As a matter of fact I wasn't that interested in this movie at first. But the early buzz raised my interest and I went out and saw it.

"The Devil's Rejects" is a sick, ruthless, grab you by the throat and don't let go horror movie. Which is exactly what it sets out to do and it succeeds brilliantly. While the movie is sadistic and violent, the characters are extremely well developed and the movie is extremely well written. I've always felt that Rob Zombie would make a good horror director and while "Corpses" wasn't so well received it was only his first film. This is something else altogether.

A genre masterpiece and the best movie I've seen all year. If Zombie keeps this up he will become a force to be reckoned with in the horror genre


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