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5 Connections Between The Devil’s Rejects And The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Franchise

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It’s no secret that Rob Zombie loves him some Texas Chain Saw Massacre. It’s as clear from his music as it is from his films.

We’re writing a series of posts about The Devil’s Rejects in honor of the film’s upcoming ten-year anniversary, and I thought it would be fun to look at some connections between Zombie’s Firefly films and Leatherface’s franchise.

1. Otis
This is probably the most obvious one. Bill Moseley, who plays Otis was of course Chop-Top in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

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2. Ken Foree

Ken Foree, who plays Charlie Altamont in The Devil’s Rejects, and who is best known for roles in Dawn of the Dead and From Beyond, also appeared as Benny in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.

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3. People Wearing Human Skin Masks

Leatherface is obviously known for removing people’s skin and wearing it on his face. In both House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, Otis does this well. In fact, he takes it a step further in Corpses when he wears a human skin body suit as well. Even beyond this, however, The Devils’ Rejects once again shares something in common with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 in that just like Leatherface does in that movie, he puts a face he removed onto the face of a woman who cared about the character whose face it was. This is somehow more disturbing than the face removal itself.

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4. The Firefly House

The house used for the Firefly house in The Devil’s Rejects is actually the same house used as the Sawyer house in Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre III.

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5. Texas 

And of course the Firefly clan is based in Texas, which happens to be the same place a series of chainsaw massacres took place. Granted, the film was actually shot in California. All of the existing Texas Chainsaw movies were shot in Texas except for III and the latest entry, Texas Chainsaw 3D. As mentioned, the Sawyer house from III was used in The Devil’s Rejects, and the movie was completely shot in California. 3D was filmed in Louisiana. The new one, titled Leatherface, is actually being shot in Bulgaria.

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If we really want to do some digging, there are probably more connections than these five. Are there any that stand out to you that I missed? Feel free to drop them in the comments.

For the fun of it, here’s a picture of Rob Zombie wearing Leatherface’s mask from part 2:

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‘Hocus Pocus 2’ Clip Goes Broom and Roomba Shopping With The Sanderson Sisters on Halloween

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A Witch needs her broom. In the latest clip from the upcoming sequel to Disney’s beloved Hocus Pocus, we get a clip of the Sanderson Sisters out at Walgreens going broom shopping. Already, this sequel looks like a fun and a welcome return for the film and the sisters.

The sequel is bringing back all three original actresses to their roles as well as Doug Jones as Billy Butcherson.

The synopsis for Hocus Pocus 2 goes like this:

“It’s been 29 years since someone lit the Black Flame Candle and resurrected the 17th-century sisters who were executed for practicing witchcraft, and they are looking for revenge. Now it is up to three high-school students to figure out how to stop the ravenous witches from wreaking a new kind of havoc on Salem before midnight on All Hallow’s Eve.”

Hocus Pocus 2 magically arrives on Disney+ on September 30.

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David Harbour Stars in ‘Violent Night’ a Gore-Packed Christmas Romp

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Stranger Things David Harbour is on his way to a whole new Christmas adventure this hoiday. A new Die Hard-esque Violent Night is on the horizon and we already can’t wait to see how Harbour bring it in this violence and action-packed film. Plus, we love seeing Christmas films mix it up with violence and cheer.

David Harbour has been a new source of pure awesomeness as of late. Ever since his heartfelt, good dude vibe given off in Stranger Things, the actor has been showing up in starring roles and even a huge Marvel role that put him in Black Widow as well as the upcoming The Thunderbolts.

Violent Night also stars Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation), John Leguizamo (Spawn), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), and Brendan Fletcher (Arrow) as Krampus.

The logline for Violent Night goes like this:

Violent Night also stars Beverly D’Angelo (National Lampoon’s Vacation), John Leguizamo (Encanto), Edi Patterson (The Righteous Gemstones), Cam Gigandet (Twilight), and Brendan Fletcher (Arrow) as Krampus.

This looks really exciting. I like that it’s really mixing it up with Die Hard and adding some extra horror-lined violence in the mix. Christmas needs more of this kind of thing. Hoping it does well so we end up with a trilogy or something in that vein.

Expect Violent Night in theaters on December 2.

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Grimcutty Trailer Brings A Murderous Meme To Life This Halloween

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One thing that stood out as I watched this new trailer for the Hulu movie Grimcutty was that it’s a story I haven’t seen a million times before. Sure, it’s not the first of its kind… but it does feel like a unique enough character that could spawn off into a larger franchise pending the audience reception. I guess what I’m saying is… this feels promising!

Directed and written by John William Ross (The Birch), Grimcutty follows a suburban teen girl (newcomer Sara Wolfkind) and her little brother (Callan Farris) who must stop a terrifying internet meme brought to life by the hysteria of their parents, played by Usman Ally and Shannyn Sossamon.

Grimcutty will debut on October 10th as part of Hulu’s annual Huluween celebration.

John William Ross previously created the short horror film “Gregory,” which premiered on Hulu in 2020 in the first season of 20th Digital’s “Bite Size Halloween.” “Grimcutty” is a successor both in the aesthetic of the two titular creatures and in themes of mass hysteria, technology, and social dynamics.

“Grimcutty” was developed by 20th Digital Studio with David Worthen Brooks, Arbi Pedrossian, and Jenna Cavelle serving as executive producers. Production services were carried out by producers Dawn Fanning Moore and David Moore through their production company Capture.

Season three of “Bite Size Halloween” is available on Hulu on October 1, 2022 with 20 new horror and sci-fi shorts from emerging filmmakers. Another feature, “Matriarch,” from UK writer/director Ben Steiner, will premiere on October 21. Hulu previously announced that the nine-film slate with 20th Digital will include the upcoming “Clock” from Alexis Jacknow, and “Appendage” from Anna Zlokovic, among others.

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