#31DH: October 26, 2015 – The Devil’s Rejects


Synopsis:The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target.

Impressions:I remember seeing Zombie’s House of a 1000 Corpses in theaters and walked away from it feeling cheated.  It had all the vibes of a exploitation horror film, but was too weak of a film.  I heard people tell me to watch this film, since it was better then Corpses.  They were right.  This film, still hits on the gritty 70s horror films in music, gore, film grain, etc.  But has a story that kept my interest.  Sure there were scenes that made me uncomfortable, but that was the point.  Overall The Devils Reject is Zombie’s best work.

Social Message:  There are two things i got from this film, Evil is infectious and evil eventually comes to an end.  The people that the Rejects come in contact with, have no choice but to be influenced by the evil.  Even the Sheriff, who would considered himself righteous, would do things that were ugly and vile.  The other thing is evil eventually comes to an end.  In film, literature, and religion there is always an end to the wicked.  So it is safe to assume that try not to be entangled by evil and know that eventually evil will have it’s final day.


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