As a sequel to his first feature film, House of 1000 Corpses, rock star turned movie director Rob Zombie released The Devil’s Rejects in 2005. While 1000 Corpses was not received well by critics and fans alike, Rejects seemed to be Zombie’s first real success in the horror genre, and to many his only. The movie features actors who would continuously reappear in his future projects; Sid Haig, William Forsythe, Bill Moseley, Ken Foree, and of course Sheri Moon Zombie.
Over the years Zombie continued to release horror movies that never made the same impact as The Devil’s Rejects. Fans stoned him when he undertook the remake of Halloween, critics slammed Halloween 2, and The Lords of Salem just fell short of expectations. While Zombie’s last film, 31, was highly anticipated, it didn’t make nearly the amount of waves fans expected upon release, for better or for worse. I can’t explain it, it appears fans and critics either love or hate a Rob Zombie film, there is no in between nor indifference.
Now, over a decade later, Rob Zombie has announced his plans for a sequel to The Devil’s Rejects, which would presumably make this his first trilogy when you count 1000 Corpses as the movie that began it all. However, all we know is that Zombie is working on a sequel. That’s it. No plot, no casting announcements, no release date, no working title. Nothing. However, you can be sure as soon as iHorror discovers more we will announce it to you!
Until then, we can always speculate. Will The Devil’s Rejects 2 take the form of a prequel since the twisted and sadistic trio went out in a blaze of glory in their standoff with the local authority and a hail of bullets? Or will it involve other characters who survived and are now picking up the devil’s work where they left off? Even better yet, will the talented Leslie Easterbrook reprise her role as Mother Firefly if it is indeed a prequel? One can only hope! What would you, the fans, want to see? Let us know!