Rob Zombie is a controversial filmmaker to say the least, but most can agree that his best-received film by far was 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects. That horror movie was itself a sequel to Zombie’s 2003 film House of 1000 Corpses, and fans have been curious to see if the filmmaker would be revisiting that material in another sequel. Rumors swirled in January that a Devil’s Rejects sequel was indeed in the works, and today Zombie took to Instagram to confirm the news himself: Not only is a Devil’s Rejects sequel happening, it’s already in production.
Indeed, the title of the follow-up is 3 From Hell, and Zombie seemed to confirm on Instagram that Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley would be starring in the film, potentially reprising their roles from Devil’s Rejects and House of 1000 Corpses as Vera-Ellen “Baby” Firefly and Otis Driftwood, respectively. House of 1000 Corpses revolved around the Firefly family, who tortures and mutilates a group of teenagers traveling across the country. Devil’s Rejects picked up a few months later, with the Firefly family now on the run and serving as the protagonists of the story.
If you’ve seen The Devil’s Rejects you may be curious to find out how exactly Baby and Otis return for 3 From Hell, but this franchise has never shied away from the supernatural so it’ll be interesting to see what kind of story Zombie has come up with. The title could be taken as a suggestion that we’ll be delving into the underworld, or perhaps it’s just a clever play on words. Regardless, this is exciting news for fans of the franchise.
After the success of Devil’s Rejects Zombie tackled an ambitious, gritty remake of Halloween in 2007, which itself was followed by a more standalone sequel in 2009 called Halloween II. I know a lot of people hate these movies, and I’d agree that Halloween is overstuffed, but I find there’s a lot to like about the sequel as Zombie takes the nugget of a good story and really makes it his own. The filmmaker most recently released the carnival-centric film 31 in 2016, but a return to the Devil’s Rejects universe no doubt comes as welcome news both to his fans and possibly his detractors, if they indeed found something to like about Devil’s Rejects.
Check out the Instagram post below and let the plot speculation begin.