I just saw it tonight. If you’re a fan of 70’s horror/exploitation movies (ala Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, Last House on the Left, etc.) this is one to check out. It’s a very canny replication of that kind of movie along with some other 70’s exploitation influences (I was reminded of elements of Big Bad Mama and Bonnie and Clyde, for instance).
It’s directed by Rob Zombie and he shows some real talent, with interesting shots and edits, a great 70’s soundtrack, some off-kilter humor and an ability to create some real tension and avert-your-eyes horror.
The acting is well above average for a B level horror movie and features some names from a couple of the old school classic horror movies (P.J Soles from Halloween, that giant bald guy from The Hills Have Eyes.
The movie is definitely not for everybody. It’s brutal, amoral, extremely bloody and replete with gratuitous nudity, but if you like that kind of stuf, and especially if you like the kind of movies I’ve compared it to in this thread, it’s worth your eight bucks.
Oh…and the movie also features a surprisingly effective use of the song “Freebird” which doesn’t come off as cheesy or cliched.