Recently I have had a mild obsession with Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects. I have watched it about 5 times since I borrowed it from a friend. I have also watched the documentary on making it upwards of 3 times. I have to say I love this movie. I think he did a great job with it. I had seen House of 1000 Corpses a few months ago and really liked it but I have to say this one really tops it. There is only one part in the movie I can't stomach, which is you have seen it I bet you could guess what I'm talking about. The gunpoint rape. It was just a little too dark for me. I would be open to Bill Mosley doing that to me, but watching him make a frantic woman be forced to do it wasn't as cool. I have to say though, I was almost more disturbed by the part where Sid Haig was having the sex dream, yuck(sorry Sid!)
I do not like the 70s really, I'm a 1950s boy, but Rob really makes the 70s look good. I like how it is un-noticeably the 70s at a lot of points where the time frame doesn't matter but there is a big enough hint of the era when it's needed. Like in the house, its not in your face 70s with music and television and ass ugly clothes, but they have a right cars, and wardrobes. Its not this over done 1970s costume, its just clothes that are from the 70s or look like they are and aren't this cheesy cliche of 1970s fashion.
SO My favorite death in the movie is Wendy Banjo's. I don't care if its the cliche death to like but it was just crazy enough to be my favorite. The effects weren't too bad at all. I think I mostly loved it for the mask made out of her husband's face. I love when a nice appliance is made and used well in a movie. I am a big fan of well done make-up, seeing as I wanted to go into the special effects makeup world for a career. I think The Devil's Rejects has good makeup, just look at Tiny's. I think they did such a nice job on those appliances.
All in all I really enjoyed this movies. I have Rob Zombie's Halloween waiting for me to watch in the morning. I am very excited to see this one. From there I will rent Halloween 2...if that is an option, I don't know. I guess I have to make a trip to the video store to see.