“The Devil’s Rejects” got released this week to the movie theaters. If you’ve not seen or heard of it yet, it is a sequel to his previous “House of 1000 Corpses.” It is savage, brutal, sadistic, amoral … well, calling it a piece of trash as a lot of reviewers have would be praise. To paraphrase one reviewer, if you see a scene where two rednecks are buying a chicken and your immediate recation is to ask if they wany to eat it or fuck it, this movie is probably for you.
If someone wants to make a movie like this, God bless them. Free speech and all that. What pisses me off is the comments Zombie reportedly made about it (reported on it’s IMDb entry.) In response to a comment that the movie was " the worst, most violent depraved movie I have ever seen. It glorifies violence" Zombie replies, “this movies does not glorify the violence, it shows how ugly and nasty it is… I don’t want people to cheer the bad guys.”
Sorry, bad guy … why don’t you grow a set. I’m calling bullshit.
You made a geek show for people who like geek shows. Do you really seriously think, after 9/11 and the London bombings and everything we’ve been through in the past 10 years that people are suddenly going to see this movie and realize “Oooo … violence is bad!” No, I think you knowingly made a movie to see how depraved and sick you could get on the screen and then tried to defend it by pretending to have a moralistic, educational overtone.
Bullshit again … grow some balls, Mr. Zombie. Your whole career has been about pushing the limits of gore, violence and depravity. At least have the guts to stand behind your work for what it is. There’s nothing moralistic, nothing enlightening, nothing which would inspire people to a higher frame of mind here. It’s a horror show, pure and simple, and you wanted to see how sick and depraved you could make it. Stand up for your work, but don’t pretend that people with more than half a brain can’t see what it’s really all about.