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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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Billy Ray Snapper (as Diamond Dallas Page)
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Jimmy
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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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This summer, go to Hell... See more »

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Crime | Horror

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

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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:

$7,067,335 (USA) (22 July 2005)

Gross:

$16,901,126 (USA) (19 August 2005)
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1.85 : 1
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Chris Jericho auditioned for the role of Rondo, but was told he was "too pretty" for the part. Danny Trejo was cast instead. See more »

Goofs

The license plate from the vehicle that is stolen from the maid by Baby and Otis is an all numbers license plate. This type of license plate is only used by government vehicles. Civilian vehicles would have both numbers and letters. See more »

Quotes

Baby: [in the motel room] So what do you wanna do?
[Gloria shakes head]
Wendy Banjo: Help!
[screams from a window in the bathroom]
Baby: I knew that fucking cunt would do something stupid! Shut up! Open the fucking door! Open the goddamn door!
Gloria Sullivan: [pulls a gun on Baby] Hold it!
Wendy Banjo: [continues screaming after breaking the window] Somebody help me!
Baby: [back to motel room] What are you gonna do? Shoot me? What did I ever really do to you?
[holding a knife behind her back]
Gloria Sullivan: I swear I'll do it! I'll kill you!
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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 King Kong (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Shambala
Performed by Three Dog Night
Written by Daniel Moore
Published by Songs of Universal, Inc.
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A depraved, sick and brutal film.
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – 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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