It’s been a long, long time since we witnessed Otis, Baby, and Captain Spaulding meet their bloody end in the Bonnie and Clyde-style climax of The Devil’s Rejects, but it appears that neither time nor a hail of bullets can dampen the mean streak of these murderous antiheroes, with the trio set to return to screens later this year in Three From Hell.
Rob Zombie first introduced us to these psychopaths back in 2003’s House of 1000 Corpses, and in a recent Instagram post, the director revealed that he’s now completed work on the threequel. Unfortunately, he still doesn’t have a firm release date or even any plot details for us to feast on, but with his job now done, it’s surely only a matter of time before the marketing machine spins up and gives us something substantial.
For the moment, though, we remain in the dark in regards to what to expect, though it doesn’t seem like Three From Hell will be a mere retread of the first two installments. Late last year, Zombie teased that it’ll be a departure of sorts from Rejects and 1000 Corpses, and while he didn’t say much more than that, the many set pics we’ve seen already indicate that there’s some courtroom drama to be had in this next flick.
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But don’t be mistaken in thinking that that means the director’s going to be holding back, because actor Bill Mosely recently promised fans that this long-awaited Devil’s Rejects sequel will be bringing the gore and violence.
“It’s chockablock with gratuitous violence [laughs], which is great, because lately there have been a lot of good horror movies that just don’t have a lot of that,” he said. “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 day.”
That’s certainly exciting to hear, and though we’ve still yet to get an official release date for Three From Hell, it should be with us in Q2 or Q3, at which point, Moseley assures us that our “mindsies are gonna be big time blown.”