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"....A Level Most Will Never See"
on December 2, 2009
First of all, I would like to supply all you prospective 'Devil's Rejects' buyers with my honest opinion and review on the film itself.
The Devil's Rejects is a brilliant follow-up to the acclaimed House of 1000 Corpses.
While not milking the previous film's success formula, The Devil's Rejects has the capacity to stand alone as a fantastic masterpiece in cinematic horror.
The film opens with the re-introduction of the Firefly family, and with just enough 'screen-time' elapsing since the first film, (4-6 months plot-wise), this gives us an opportunity to gather a fresh take on these unforgettable characters, and within minutes you'll forget about 'cute and seductive' Baby, 'Quick-witted' Otis, and of course the 'Raunchy, laugh-out-loud' Captain Spaulding, from '1000 corpse' fame. You'll quickly realize that this is a completely different film than "1000 Corpses", and not necesscarily as comfortable to watch.
Gore abounds in this film, as well as huge shock implications. You may find yourself glancing at the floor during the rather disturbing (and yes, I mean real disturbing) scenes. This film is not for the faint of heart, as it pulls absoloutely no punches.
I am a huge horror fan, and I've seen all the goriest, frightening, low-budget, cult-classic and rare horror films you could imagine. I would easily put "The Devil's Rejects" in the same category as, "Ed Gein", "The Last House On The Left"[Both the Original as well as the Re-make], "Henry:Portrait of a Serial Killer", The Original "Texas Chainsaw Massacre", "Deranged", "Dawn of the Dead" and "American Psycho", just to name a few.
Rob Zombie is a wonderfully imaginative director who is able to use film as it was intended to be used, to make art. The performances were all amazing. Bill Mosely always gives 110% to every role he's ever had. Sheri Moon-Zombie has developed into a strong screen presence. Sid Haig, what more could you say about him ? Ken Foree, came into an established franchise and made himself at home, and finally William Forsythe. A confrontational film only works if the heroes and villains are clearly defined and are completely believable, which William Forsythe was able to deliver with conviction.
Once you see this film, you'll never look at heroes or villains in the same light again.
Ask yourself, what really constitutes being a 'Hero'?
I'll leave you with this bit of behind-the-scenes information that you can find on disc 2 of the 2-Disc Unrated Edition DVD.
During one particularly intense scene involving Bill Mosely (Otis) and Pricilla Barnes' character, Mr. Mosely went to Rob Zombie and remarked that the scene was really "Bumming" him out, to which Rob replied, "Art isn't safe!"
Neither is "The Devil's Rejects"
Love it or hate it, just don't ignore it!!!!