Wednesday, April 20, 2011

299. The Devil's Rejects (2005)


-Please, mister. This is insane.
-Boy, the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some brilliant #&$*in' Mark Twain $&#*. 'Cause it's definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone.

Rated R for sadistic violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use.

The above is not an exaggeration. I strongly urge you NOT to watch this movie! That being said, here we have my favorite horror movie of all time. With this film, Rob Zombie acheives what should be the goal of all horror: making you root for some bad, bad people. Most horror is content with splashing you with gore, making you jump a couple of times, or incite you to yell at the idiot teenagers running upstair, but Zombie develops his family murderers to the where they are lovable and grisly at the same time. The use of classic rock, slow motion, and stillframe are absolutely beautiful moves and remind the viewer that this is fantasy. While every shot LOOKS real, these film techniques keep the movie from feeling real. This allows the jump from a turn-the-other-cheek pacifist (like myself) to someone who would cheer a family of murderers on as they stick it to the man all the way to the end.

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