Before Rob Zombie sold-out and delivered unto us the immense piles of dung that were his Halloween films, he gave us one of the better horror/exploitation films of the 2000's, The Devil's Rejects. Going back and watching The Devil's Rejects, it's hard to believe that the same filmmaker could go from making a near masterpiece to the garbage that was Halloween 2007.
I won't lie to you; it's kind of hard to watch The Devil's Rejects now and enjoy it as much as I did the first time, and it's all because of Zombie's Halloween remake. It's quite obvious now that Zombie is a one trick pony; The Devil's Rejects doesn't seem as iconic as it once did because that's seemingly all that Rob Zombie can write about; psychopathic, curse-spouting, white trash, hillbilly REJECTS.
Any Horror Enthusiast worth his/her salt could go on for days about how much of a letdown Zombie's hypocritical decision to remake Halloween was and how much so many of us were looking forward to another original film from him. It's been debated and discussed countless times, but that's not what this Hall of Fame induction is about.
For just a few moments, let's try to forget about Zombie's abysmal work as of late and travel back in time to 2005 and revisit a particularly gruesome sequence from The Devil's Rejects....
After murdering one of their friends, sexually harassing their wives, and psychologically torturing them in their hotel room, Otis (Bill Moseley) marches Adam Banjo (Lew Temple) and Roy Sullivan (Geoffrey Lewis) out into the middle of nowhere to dig up a hidden cache of weapons. After basically being told that they're not going to make it out of this alive, Adam and Roy botch an escape attempt and, once again, Otis goes on a rampage of torture and murder, but not before spouting off some of the most memorable dialogue in recent memory...
Granted, Otis does have some other memorable lines in the film, but we here at The Horror Enthusiast feel that this is the one scene out of both Rejects films (House of 1000 Corpses being the predecessor) that sums up Otis' character the best.
Welcome to the Hall of Fame!