The family that slays together stays together! In morbid anticipation of Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell—resuming the adventures of everyone’s favorite murderous family, the Fireflys—HorrorBuzz presents the Rob Zombie Double-Feature!
On Friday, September 20th, the special ticket-price of $13 gets you in for the first two Firefly films: 2003’s House of 1,000 Corpses and its 2005 sequel The Devil’s Rejects.
House of 1,000 Corpses is Zombie’s directorial debut and his bloody love letter to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, and the low budget slasher films of the 1970’s. A group of unsuspecting and naive teens are taking a road trip into the middle of rural America, searching for a local legend, a maniac named, “Doctor Satan.” They pick up an attractive hitchhiker, Baby Firefly (Sherri Moon Zombie), who lures the teens into a trap, where her homicidal family, the Fireflys, are just itching to make them the prey of their blood-lust debauchery.
Considered by many to be Zombie’s best film, The Devil’s Rejects picks up where House of 1,000 Corpses leaves off. The local Sheriff’s department, attempting to arrest the Fireflys for their crimes, are met with a hail of gunfire, leading to an intensely violent and deadly shootout. Baby (Sherri Moon Zombie) and Otis (Bill Moseley) Firefly escape and subsequently rescue their father, Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig). The united Fireflys then go on a murderous rampage, with Sheriff Wydell always one-step behind. An homage to 1967’s Bonnie and Clyde, the film’s final shootout sequence is among the most memorable in the Rob Zombie oeuvre.