With Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, Ken Foree, William Forsyth
Directed by Rob Zombie

Monster rocker Rob Zombie’s follow-up to his debut
House Of 1000 Corpses resurrects his backwoods psychopath Firefly family, continuing their rampage of carnage and mayhem when giving the police the slip. In a post-Natural Born Killers era it takes a lot to match or surpass Oliver Stone’s classic. Sure, this kind of movie tap more into the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre mold (even a Leatherface motif is used), and it cannot be assumed that all viewers side with the murderous anti-heroes – which in itself is fine as there are the law enforcement officers to cheer for (often displaying similar traits as the evil ones). For all of its flaws like gratuitous sadism, the film is charged with energy and senseless violence which will amuse those not easily affected by it. A reflection of our society? Reliving pioneering films of the ‘70s and ‘80s? Or a new era of cinematic brutality adding to the saturation? Watch and decide for yourself.

3 / C
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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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