When last we saw “The Devil’s Rejects,” the trio of sadists who tore through his first two films, they were being gunned down by sheriff’s deputies in a convertible while Free Bird wailed on the soundtrack.
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Rob Zombie’s unasked for threequel 3 From Hell will be available to watch on horror streaming service Shudder next month, with the film landing on the platform on February 13th. Where it leads to is even more dubious. Having been down these exact same roads before, the climax is bereft of any tension and stakes. It doesn’t help that the Firefly family’s major antagonist is both dull and redundant. So, by the time the end credits roll, you feel it.
I wouldn’t have thought when that movie (‘The Devil’s Rejects’) came out — because all of these movies were fairly moderate releases, none of them were tent pole movies released to 4,000 screens for a studio — that 14 years later, people would even remember the movie, but every year it just kept getting more and more popular,” Zombie said.
But with that being said, Sid couldn’t be in the movie because of his health and he couldn’t be insured, but I knew it was important for him to be there. Lionsgate let me bring him in one morning just so I could get something with him. I tried to think of something that was the least strenuous thing I could think of for him to do, so that’s why he’s sitting in a chair being interviewed. He’s such an important character in the story of these movies that I had to have something.
Zombie has gotten to the point where he can make these trashy movies for a fraction of the budget of a real movie, and his fans will still eat it up, allowing him to continue to make nearly-unwatchable garbage to further sate their blood lust.
Well, it looks like Shudder will be the exclusive streaming home of House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects writer-director Rob Zombie‘s 3 from Hell. The new (final?) chapter in Zombie’s Firefly Saga will premiere on Thursday, February 13.
This doesn’t reach the artistic highs of House of 1000 Corpses” nor the gritty ‘70s cinema style of The Devil’s Rejects” but 3 From Hell” does offer up a decent epilogue to what should have been the Firefly’s last hurrah. It feels too late in coming but a strong performance from Moseley and a bitchin’ soundtrack both make this one worth watching if you want to see the end (?) to this saga.
It’s been 16 years since we were introduced Rob Zombie ‘s demented Firefly family in his homage to 70s b-movie slashers, House of 1000 Corpses, and 14 trips around the sun since we witnessed their apparent demise in the form of a brutal police shoot out at the end of Devil’s Rejects.
Lionsgate Films presents 3 From Hell on 4K Ultra HD, with a 1.85:1 2160p image that was likely sourced from a 2K DI (digital intermediate), meaning this is an upscale. Zombie is well known for utilizing a wide variety of visual methods to express his films – color grading, additional grain, choppy editing, handheld cameras, black-and-white footage, etc. – and 3 From Hell is truly no exception for at least one good reason: gotta hide that low budget. Rejects” was shot on film (16mm blown-up to 35mm for theatrical exhibition) and it was lensed by Phil Parmet, a veteran cinematographer who had partially shot the documentary Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) which has a very grain-heavy distinct look similar to how Rejects appears.
Synopsis: First there was House of 1000 Corpses. Then there was The Devil’s Rejects. Now, Fathom Events and Saban Films bring Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell to theatres. Don’t miss the next blood-soaked chapter in chapter in the Firefly family trilogy. On September 17, the event will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.
Zombie’s filmography has been a mixture of remakes and attempts at completely original, though never lacking in grotesque, horror cinema that echoes the rock star himself. It is grungy, bawdy, and dynamic, but never fails to showcase the director’s raw passion about his work. Part of Zombie’s success as a director can be chalked up to the same reason why he’s had such a long, successful music career: passion. Rob Zombie’s work – whether it’s loved or hated – bleeds with artistic merit and passion that can only come from someone with a deep respect for the genre itself, which Zombie has proven he has, from his fond statements about classic films like Black Christmas in interviews to his broad knowledge of the genre, which he showed off briefly during segments of Eli Roth ‘s AMC series, History of Horror.
It’s kind of complicated, because she’s always playing two characters at the same time. She’s Baby, but she’s also whatever fake character Baby has decided to play for the person she’s in the room with at that moment. It’s a part that, the more you watch the movie, the more interesting it gets because sometimes she’s totally crazy, then she’s super sweet, then she’s crazy, then she’s really sympathetic, then she’s totally cold like she doesn’t care about anything. It’s one of my most favorite things about the movie, for sure.
The Firefly Family is back in bloody business, which generally speaking, isn’t much good for anyone but the FIrefly Family, but today, it means we get to bring you an exclusive new poster for Rob Zombie‘s 3 From Hell Zombie first introduced his twisted, serial-killing family unit in House of 100 Corpses before gunning them down at the end of The Devil’s Rejects. But as the first full trailer from 3 From Hell revealed, the primary trio — Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis Driftwood (Bill Moseley), and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) — were rushed to the hospital, where they made a Satanic recovery” against impossible odds.
The specialized release will include unique content each night via Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network: a Zombie video intro and a poster for the first 50 attendees on that Monday, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes look on Tuesday and a double feature with Zombie’s The Devil’s Rejects on Wednesday.
First came House of 1000 Corpses. Then, The Devil’s Rejects. Now, brought to us by the master Rob Zombie and soaked in blood, comes 3 from Hell, a new chapter from the most violent saga, where echoes of the Manson Family trials ring out and certain Zombie movie influences come together.
As a movie, it is exactly what I expected when going into a Rob Zombie film which I know is controversial for many, but satisfying to the right viewer. I enjoyed the movie enough to say I had fun and was glad to see it in theaters.
I understand. Let the wicked rule every now and then. Embrace the darkness we can’t escape. Zombie has plenty of just cause, but objectifying Mexican whores” and then massacring them doesn’t count as grindhouse entertainment with such flaccid intent. Characters are mean to one another. Criminality, slurs, and hateful inhumanity is the love language of 3 From Hell. Again, something I’m all for when properly enacted by filmmakers who layer retaliations and extreme satire under performative brutality. Zombie raises hillbilly hell and punches The Man” through his big-government teeth, but nothing else. 31 is still his most out-of-touch release to date, but 3 From Hell ain’t far off.
A sequel to HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS , 3 FROM HELL stars Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Richard Brake as the title characters. Rob Zombie , the risk-taking musician, writer and director of notoriously gory thrillers, is back for more with his latest movie 3 From Hell ,” which opens next week through Fathom Events for three nights from Sept. 16-18.
Saban Films and Rob Zombie previously partnered with Fathom Events in a successful theatrical event for Rob Zombie’s 31. Zombie first revisited his execrable yet unexplainably charismatic villains from the film just two years later in The Devil’s Rejects, a sequel that many assumed would be the Firefly family’s final blaze of glory… until now.
This B-movie horror thriller tells the further story of a murderous gang after they’re imprisoned for their previous killing sprees. The film is sequel in the series of films that includes House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. It was directed by Rob Zombie.
The cast also includes Richard Brake, Danny Trejo, Kevin Jackson, Wade Williams, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Clint Howard, Pancho Moler, Emilio Rivera, Daniel Roebuck, David Ury, Sean Whalen, Austin Stoker, Dee Wallace, Bill Oberst Jr., Richard Riehle, Dot-Marie Jones and Tom Papa. Lionsgate and Saban films will present a limited theatrical run on September 16, 17, and 18, 2019. You can get your tickets here and check out our exclusive new poster below.