Devil's Rejects title

AKA House of 1000 Corpses 2

Tag Line : This Summer....Go to Hell

Devil's RejectsHouse of 1000 Corpses may have been something of a hit and miss affair for director Rob Zombie, but it had proved successful enough at the box office for Lions Gate Films to warrant financing a sequel.

Deciding to make this as a stand alone film, to try and distance itself somewhat from the original, whilst still retaining the theme and characters from it, Devil's Reject's picks up sometime after the first film with the Sheriff's department surrounding the Firefly farmhouse (the infamous "House of 1000 Corpses") and attempting to apprehend the occupants.

After a full 10mins of mass gunfire between the Firefly family and police as they shoot it out with one another, siblings Otis and Baby (Bill Moseley and Sheri Moon reprising their earlier roles) manage to escape when several family members are shot dead in the ensuing gunfire.

Hooking up with their partner in crime Captain Spaulding (played once again by Sid Haig), they take to the desert road and head off cross country, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake as they attempt to avoid the authorities. But the local Sheriff, officer Wydell (William Forsyth), is on their trail with a personal score to settle and isn't looking to take any prisoners...

A vast improvement over it's predecessor, although is really more of an exploitation pic than the horror film it was originally marketed as, Rob Zombie seems to have taken a few cues from Tarantino in the making of this semi-sequel as I couldn't help noticing a few similarities between this and "From Dusk till Dawn" and "Natural Born Killers", but is still a good, gory, violent outing that horror fans should enjoy.

The scene where Ken Foree and Michael Berryman go to buy chickens from a redneck farmer is pure gold, and has to be one of the most hilarious conversations of all time when he's asked what he's going to do with them.

You don't really need to see "House of 1000 Corpses" to understand what's going on, but you may wish to check it out after seeing this.

Overall marks : 7/10.

Terrifying Trivia.

  • Alternate tag lines "A tale of murder, mayhem and revenge", "Death walks ahead. Hell waits behind".

  • The films budget was $7million

  • As with the first film, features many recognisable horror B-movie actors. Ken Foree from his roles in "Dawn of the Dead" and "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3", Michael Berryman from "Hills Have Eyes", Dany Trejo from "From Dusk till Dawn", PJ Soles from "Halloween" and Steven Railsback from "Lifeforce", "Turkey Shoot" and "Alligator 2".

  • Character actor Geoffrey Lewis, who plays one of the band members at the Motel Otis and Baby take hostage, is probably best known for his roles in the Clint Eastwood films "Every Which Way but Loose" and "Any which way you can"

  • The prostitute in Captain Spauldings dream sequence was played by adult film star Ginger Lynn Allen.

  • The film currently holds the record for the most uses of the word "Fuck" in a motion picture, which is repeated a staggering 560 times. With the films run time clocking in at around 100 mins, that's approximately 5.6 fucks a minute. Next on the list, the Tom Cruise film "Born on the Fourth of July" only managed 489. Don't expect this to be in the Guinness book of Records though.

  • Composer Tyler Bates also scored the 2004 remake of "Dawn of the Dead".

  • Two characters being played by different actors this time round, Rufus Firefly jr was played by wrestler Tyler Mane, who took over the role from Robert Mukes and most notably the role of Mother Firefly, who was played this time by Leslie Easterbrook from Police Academy, taking over from Karen Black.

  • Danny Trejo, who plays bounty hunter Rondo, is a regular actor in Robert Rodriguez films. Having appeared in all 3 "From Dusk till Dawn" films, "Desperado" and even the "Spy Kids" movies with Antonio Banderas.

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Devil's Rejects Pictured left, the US artwork.
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