If you thought you saw the last of the Firefly Family in Rob Zombie's infamous flick The Devil's Rejects, think again. Zombie's upcoming movie, 3 From Hell, picks up where Rejects left off.
The 2005 film ends with police gunning down remaining Firefly Family members Spaulding, Baby, and Otis. Apparently, the Rejects didn't die in the barrage and instead spent the years biding their time. The actors behind all three original Rejects will reprise their roles as the ruthless and sadistic killers. Attempting to follow one of Zombie's best films a decade-and-a-half later sounds like a tall order. But according to Zombie and members of the cast, 3 From Hell delivers the goods. Well, more the bad, but you get the point.
It Follows Zombie's Last Film In The Series, 'The Devil's Rejects'
According to Rob Zombie, 3 From Hell directly follows the events of his 2005 film The Devil's Rejects. It will make for a curious chronology, considering Rejects ends with police killing the film's three main baddies, Baby, Otis, and Captain Spaulding. Some suspect supernatural elements play a part in 3 From Hell, as the title implies a return from the dead.
The Original Three 'Rejects' Will Return
Sig Haig, Bill Moseley, and Sheri Moon Zombie all reprise their roles from the original film. Though their characters appear to die in the finale of The Devil's Rejects, they've turned up again in promo shots like the one above, featuring Baby in a "Free Baby" shirt - which is available for purchase, naturally.
In addition to the three principal actors, Danny Trejo, Clint Howard, Daniel Roebuck, David Ury, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Sean Whalen, Kevin Jackson, Austin Stoker, Dee Wallace, Richard Brake, Bill Oberst Jr., Richard Riehle, Dot-Marie Jones, and Tom Papa will appear in the film.
Zombie Calls The Returning Cast's Chemistry 'Spooky'
During filming, Rob Zombie said Haig, Moseley, and Moon Zombie returned to their infamous roles with an almost "spooky" level of ease. The director initially feared the 14-year gap between filming might ruin the actors' chemistry, but they were all able to quickly jump back in. As Zombie said of his actors:
I believe in this movie. They've taken everything they've done to a whole new level, and I think it's the best they've ever been. The general vibe was like, ‘Wow, this is like right where we left off.’
Bill Moseley Called It A 'Classic' After Filming Finished
In a Facebook post, star Bill Moseley hailed Zombie's latest film as a "masterpiece." According to the actor, the production finished in April 2018, slating it for a 2019 release. Moseley said, "When this movie comes out, your guys' mindsies are gonna be big-time blown!"
When Moseley spoke with Rue Morgue, he confirmed the film will be full of "gratuitous violence," and said that fans of 1000 Corpses and Dvil's Rejects are not going to be disappointed:
It’s going to be a crowd-pleaser. From what I’ve heard from Rob, he’s very happy and excited about what he’s got, and it’s chockablock with gratuitous violence, which is great, because lately there have been a lot of good horror movies that just don’t have a lot of that. I mean, the violence is skillful, it’s effective, but it’s not gratuitous, and that’s what I think the fans are missing. I think we just want a lot of violence for violence’s sake—decapitations, shotguns to the face, just general ass-kickin’ stuff that we’re not really getting much of these days.