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The Devil's Rejects Movie Review

I loved this movie. I understand people might not like it, because most of the characters don't have much going for them in terms of redeeming social qualities, but that's kind of the point of The Devil's Rejects. I saw House of 1000 Corpses immediately before watching The Devil's Rejects, but I wasn't crazy about it. I liked it, but I didn't love it.

The Devil's Rejects on the other hand was a movie that I not only loved, but watched again the next day. Even my wife liked it, and she's no fan of the horror genre. But that's the interesting thing about this sequel to House of 1000 Corpses--it's not a horror film. It's a revenge movie, a road movie, and an action movie. There are some horrific moments. But really, it's like a combination of Walking Tall  and Natural Born Killers...without the moralizing of the latter.

Performances

Sheri Moon is just as great in this movie as she was in the first one, and she's possibly even sexier this time around. She's certainly more sinister.

Sid Haig is again outstanding in this film, and possibly even more entertaining than he was in the first movie.

The Devils RejectsBut the guy who really steals the show is Bill Moseley. He took off running with the ball in this movie, and he never stopped. The character as portrayed in the first movie isn't sympathetic at all; he's too scary and psycho to relate to. But in The Devil's Rejects, he really portrays a character so unusual and with so much style that he's hard to dislike, even though he's a vicious and psychotic serial killer.

What's most interesting to me about the performances in this movie is that they manage to make you like these characters, even though they have NO redeeming qualities at all. Maybe "like" is the wrong word, but it's hard to not feel a certain amount of sympathy for them as they transform from victimizers to victims.

Directing

Rob Zombie does an outstanding job of directing this film. His use of the period's music to punctuate scenes makes the movie almost feel like a movie video in several places.

I mention in the section of this site devoted to Sheri Moon that it's very obvious that Zombie is quite taken with his wife's behind. You can tell because he finds excuses for loving close-ups of her butt over and over again.

All in all, a fantastic and entertaining film. If you can handle the gore and get past the utter lack of socially redeeming characteristics the protagonists display, that is. 

The Devils Rejects Soundtrack

One of the coolest things about the movie was the soundtrack. The Devils Rejects soundtrack includes some of the following songs:

  • "Midnight Rider" by the Allman Brothers
  • "Shambala" by Three Dog Night
  • "Brave Awakening" by Terry Reid
  • "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" by Kitty Wells
  • "Satan's Got to Get Along Without Me" by Buck Owens & the Buckaroos
  • "Fooled Around and Fell in Love" by Elvin Bishop
  • "I Can't Quit You Baby" by Otis Rush
  • "Funk #49" by James Gang
  • "Rock On" by David Essex
  • "Rocky Mountain Way" by Joe Walsh
  • "To Be Treated Rite" by Terry Reid
  • "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "Seed of Memory" by Terry Reid

The Devils Rejects music was one of the aspects of the movie that made it so memorable.

The Devils Rejects Trailer

The Devils Rejects trailer is truly monumentally badass too. See for yourself:

The Devils Rejects Quotes

Here are some of my favorite The Devils Rejects quotes and quotations:

  • "I'm gonna have to be taking your car today. See I have some top secret clown business that supersedes any plans that you might have for this here vehicle." - Captain Spaulding

  • "What's the matter, kid? Don't ya like clowns?" - Captain Spaulding

  • "I love famous people! They're even better than the real thing, ya know?" - Baby Firefly

  • "I am the devil, and I am here to do the devil's work."  -Otis Driftwood

  • "Son, if you ever say another derogatory word about Elvis Aron Presley in my presence again, I will kick the living shit out of you." - Sheriff John Wydell

The Devils Movies features several more quotable lines, but I've opted to not include the ones with serious profanity.

The Devils Rejects Movie Poster

The Devils Rejects movie poster is evocative and mysterious. It's a wicked cool poster. Check it out:

The Devils Rejects Movie Poster

The Devil's Rejects on DVD and Blu-ray

The Devils' Rejects is available on both DVD and Blu-ray. The special features are really cool. You can find the Blu-ray of The Devils Rejects at Eerie Books for just $19.99 if you live in Texas.

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