Back in 2005, director Rob Zombie flipped the script with a House of a 1000 Corpses film. For the sequel, The Devil’s Rejects, we’d be witnessing the action of the film from the perspective of the trio of terrorizing sickos who graced that first film. The result was a fun, unique twist on the exploitation genre, that a lot of horror fans grew to love right out of the gate.
But if there’s one think we know about the movie, it’s that it doesn’t exactly lend itself to a sequel. In the film’s closing minutes, the three members of the Firefly family drive towards a police barricade guns-a-blazing, with the whole scene set to the song “Freebird.”
The ending pretty much goes as expected, leaving our three villainous protagonists riddled with bullets and pretty much expected to be dead. Not much room for a sequel with these guys dead, right? But, in all fairness, the film goes to black before anyone actually dies, and for years now, Zombie has expressed his interest in a sequel. Now, in a new set photo from the director, he seems to have confirmed the sequel is now in production.
So what does this mean in regards to the plot? Will this continue to be a more grounded story that follows these three after having recovered from their injuries and somehow escape prison (or even the death sentence)? Or will the movie be exactly as it sounds like, with them escaping hell to take on the world for a third time?
While I enjoy the sound of the third one, it certainly adds an extra supernatural element that’s never been a part of the franchise. But given that it’s been 13 years since that movie hit, why not change things up, right?
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SOURCE: Rob Zombie