After more than a decade since the original, Rob Zombie's 2005 film The Devil's Rejects is getting a sequel. It is being reporting that Rob Zombie is in fact returning to the director's chair for a follow-up to one of his best-reviewed films. Here's what else we know.
Given the finality of the way the original ended, a true sequel seems unlikely. Therefore, it is unclear as of yet what form this film will take. Will it be a reboot or a prequel? Or perhaps it will be some sort of spinoff set in the same universe as The Devil's Rejects and the film that begat it, Zombie's directorial debut, 2003's House of 1000 Corpses. Details, as reported by Bloody Disgusting, are scarce at the moment so we don't know anything about the story, when this will shoot, or how soon we can see it in theaters.
The Devil's Rejects told the story of the murderous Firefly family in Ruggsville, Texas. A group of serial killers, they escape a police raid on their home with plans to continue doing the devil's work. To do so, they must contend with the vicious and vengeful Sheriff Wydell, who is intent on ending their sadism and their lives.
For fans of Rob Zombie's work and horror in general, a sequel should come as welcome news. Zombie's films, though divisive, are unique and distinctly his own in the horror landscape. The Devil's Rejects has even become something of a cult classic, with many die-hard fans of the film out there who no doubt will love this news. Big-screen horror is having something of a renaissance in the past year or two, receiving both critical acclaim and commercial success, so that makes now as good a time as any to return to The Devil's Rejects.
Horror sequels don't always hit their mark, but there is certainly precedent for success. And even though it has been over a decade since the original, if Avatar and Twin Peaks are any indication, it is never too late to return to a beloved property.
If you don't remember The Devil's Rejects or missed it the first time around, give this a watch.
Rob Zombie's last directorial effort was was 2016's 31, which had difficulty getting an R rating given his trademark gore and violence. Most recently, he provided his voice for frequent collaborator James Gunn's Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2.
Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for all the latest horror news, including these Upcoming Horror Movies that we are dying to see, as well as future updates on The Devil's Rejects sequel.
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