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The Devil's Rejects
Review written on: October 30th, 2005

The Devil's Rejects Review

Blood, gore, swearing and Lynyrd Skynyrd music. What more could a horror fan want? Rob Zombie wrote and directed this blood-fest, and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, stars in it. Co-stars Sid Haig and Bill Moseley form the deadly, sick, twisted trio.

I think Rob Zombie was trying to do something interesting with the story in this film. It seemed that he wanted us to sympathize with the violent trio rather than the police. Close to the end of the film, it was difficult to pick a side. Both were so hideously violent that you couldn’t feel quite comfortable rooting for either of them.

I think there was another story point Rob Zombie was trying to get across, and that was that anyone, given certain circumstances, could become evil.

While the directing was done well and the story had its interesting points, the movie was rather tedious. I wasn’t really invested in the characters or the storyline. I didn’t care either way if they got away with their crimes or if they were caught and/or killed.

I was very impressed, however, with one scene in particular where a character walks in front of a dump truck and gets splattered all over the road. Most movies, you’d see the the truck hit the person and that would be it. Rob Zombie, however, keeps the camera on the road where the truck had passed, where a huge puddle of blood had formed. And then, in the next scene we see pieces of the body spread out over the road. All in all, a very impressive death scene.

I’d say, if you were a fan of House of 1000 Corpses, or if you’re in the mood for a splatter-fest type movie definitely get this one. If you can’t stomach crime scenes on TV crime shows, you’ll definitely want to skip this one.

 

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