Friday, July 22, 2005

The Devil's Rejects

The Devil's Rejects (Director: Rob Zombie)

Zombie's awful directorial debut was the much-hyped House of 1000 Corpses. This is, for the most part, a sequel to that.

And a revenge-film at that. This is one of those movies that sort of disguises itself behind horror when it is, in actuality, all about bloody payback. Zombie gives the movie a 70's feel, a 70's soundtrack, drive-in visuals, and loads of nudity, cussin', and ultra-violence. I've already seen reviews declaring this a masterpiece.

Really, what it boils down to you, the viewer, is whether you like the balls-to-the-wall revenge flick. If you squirmed through I Spit On Your Grave, this movie is actually pretty tame compared to that (most movies are). The story involves the group of homicidal rednecks who survived from Corpses (including Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Robert Allen Mukes), getting tracked down by Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) who is looking to exact revenge for his brother's death at the hands of these jerkweeds.

It's an interesting look at the stalker becoming the stalked, and then vice-versa, and the ending is very just. Like I said, whether you find this to be a masterpiece or not really depends on how much you can stand to see people getting beaten, raped, murdered, and so on. For me personally, I could do without ever watching this movie again, and here's shallow kudos: It's better than House of 1000 Corpses. But I imagine this will gather a slow steam of fans who love watching this kind of stuff. It's violent, yes, but I've seen worse--you can credit Zombie with at least having a conscience during the brutality.


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