Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no one day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of October, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.
31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring daily feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror movie recommendation that is guaranteed to amplify your Halloween festivities. We’ll be watching every film the day it’s featured, and we hope you’ll follow along at home. If you have a suggestion, contact us and we may include your favorite scarefest in an upcoming column!
Day 29: The Devil’s Rejects (2005)
Usually when a musician decides to branch off in to other art forms the result is less than desirable (Bon Jovi, please quit being in movies) but occasionally things work out. In 2003 musician Rob Zombie directed House Of 1000 Corpses and proved to the world that he could make a movie. Then in 2005 he made the sequel, and it was even better.
The Devil’s Rejects picks up more or less where House Of 1000 Corpses leaves off. The killers from the first movie are on the run from the cops (after an awesome shootout at their house) and you know they are going to leave behind a trail of death. Along the way a couple of bounty hunters are hired by the cops to help track down the killers which amps up the insanity even more. Eventually the movie comes to a close with one of the greatest uses of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” in cinematic history.
This film is not only grisly and unforgivingly brutal, but it is also beautifully shot and edited. It reflects the style of a 70′s grindhouse flick mixed with a classic western. Loaded with freeze frames and a southern rock soundtrack, The Devil’s Rejects is a great ride and a wonderful addition to any horror movie marathon. You can see the trailer for the film below.
I know it is hard to believe, but you can buy that gem for $5 on Blu-ray right the hell now. If you prefer to rent it…just don’t. Go buy it. It will cost you the same after gas to the movie store anyways.
Editorial written by: Justin Proper (Twitter)