The Devil’s Rejects, a movie about a family of serial killers on the run from the law, is one of the few sequels to blow its predecessor out of the water. House of 1000 corpses made an effort to be weird and trippy, this movie has the same characters but a totally different feel. It has the feel of a gritty, low-budget horror movie, but…with a budget. And good acting. It’s definitely one of the best horror movies of the last ten years, there is zero comedy or camp, and it is full of blood, grossness, cussing, and filth. It’s definitely not a movie to watch for fun, or if you don’t like horror movies. I obviously lean towards the more campy side of horror, but this is still one of my favorites because it is so damn good.
This movie has Bill Mosley, who scares the pants out of me just by speaking. Leslie Easterbrook (Callahan from the Police Academy movies) takes over the role of Mother Firefly (and I think she does a better job). Sid Haig is a veteran of 70’s Blaxsplotation films. There are a ton of horror favorites in minor roles and cameos, like PJ Soles (Carrie, Halloween), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Danny Trejo (uh, he’s in EVERYTHING), plus EG Daily (Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, the voice of Tommy from Rugrats), and Brian Posehn (Sarah Silverman Project), and Dave Sheridan (Scary Movie, MTV’s Buzzkill).
For this movie, the menu theme was obvious: the dirty south! If you have the Hot Damn, Hell Yeah/Dirty South book, anything in there would work. If not, I picked a bunch of recipes for you! Seriously, I had trouble not posting 50 recipes.
Dessert: I swear I didn’t just dig through Fat Free Vegan, but when I googled ‘vegan southern desserts’ and this southern style banana pudding recipe (that I have made and love) was on the first page, I mean, come on!
under: 2000s, horror
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