YMMV / The Devil's Rejects

  • Awesome Music: The entire soundtrack, but especially "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: Both of the scenes mentioned under Funny Moments below, especially the "chicken fucker" scene.
  • Crazy Awesome: Captain. Fucking. Spaulding.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The "Free Bird" scene.
    • Any time Otis speaks. Action movies wish they had lines that quotable.
    • "I been lookin' for you, clown."
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: The ice cream scene. Tutti-fucking-frutti!
    • The "chicken fucker" scene - "THAT GODDAMN CHICKEN WILL GO CRAZY ON YO' ASS! KAAAAAW!"
    Wolf: "Are you sayin' that I'd cut off a chicken's head, stick my dick in it, fuck it...and go 'Aaaaawh!'? You accusin' me of fuckin' a chicken, mothafucker?!
    Chicken Farmer: "Now, I ain't callin' you a chicken fucker, but...*points to Clevon*...that boy over there lookin' sexually frustrated, and...I don't approve of chicken-fuckin'.
    Wolf: "Ah, quit yo whinin' and grab the fuckin' chickens, Clevon!"
  • Cry for the Devil: It's hard to not feel sorry for the Fireflies by the end of the movie.
    • Similarly, Wydell is a loathsome man who does terrible things, but it's difficult to not sympathize with his grief and rage over his brother's death.
  • Darkness-Induced Audience Apathy: Having villain protagonists, it's difficult to root for anyone in the film.
    • Perhaps the intention of Rob Zombie. There are no black and white, just the flawed vs the worst kind of people.
  • Designated Villain: Sheriff John Quincey Wydell. Sure, he's pretty violent. However he's ironically more heroic than the Fireflys, and the people he is up against are much worse than him, making him more of an Anti-Hero than a villain.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Despite being the most sadistic and reprehensible member of the family by far, and being a rapist to boot, not to mention having personal hygiene that would make a monkey blush, Otis seems to attract a number of female fans.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: The Unholy Two seem to have become this, especially among fans who weren't sympathetic to the Fireflys.
  • Even Better Sequel: Whether you liked or loathed House of 1000 Corpses, most people tend to consider this one better than the first.
    • Ask any horror critic then they'd say the film is better than Zombie's later films.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Baby Firefly.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Basically, just about everyone had crossed the line by the end of the movie.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Everything with Otis, including skinning some guy's face off and forcing his wife to wear it as a mask.
  • One-Scene Wonder: Robert Trebor as Marty Walker, the aforementioned film scholar.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Although Rob Zombie said that the movie was intended to have no good guys, some fans felt that Sheriff Wydell's torturing of the Fireflies was morally justifiable and that the Fireflies richly deserved it. Conversely, there have been reports of entire theaters clapping during Wydell's death.
  • Some Anvils Need to Be Dropped: The movie was made at the height of the "War On Terror", and it shows.
    • And the fact that Otis's voice cracks at this.