I've always been a fan of House of 1000 Corpses. It's just a straight up, bad ass, disturbing little horror film. Nothing great, but I always thought it was solid in delivery of said horror.
The Devil's Rejects is, by far, his best film I think. It's tough, it's raw, it's gritty, and it's definitely disturbing. It also has Rob Zombie's very distinct mark of a director all over the film; it's something you just can't miss. When you watch it, you know it's HIS damn movie. I completely agree with Lon when he mentions that The Devil's Rejects is the best genre film of the 00's.
Halloween was a very good remake. The telling of Michael Myers' story is what makes the film stand out for me. Solid cast, and I love that Rob chose Malcolm McDowell for the role of Dr. Loomis. There could not have been a better choice for that role. To top off Mr. McDowell's performance, it's been said in an interview that he didn't even go out of his way to watch the original Halloween. Although this is something no horror fan would boast about, as an audience, what we saw was a whole new version of "Dr. Loomis". And a fine one at that. Which is...awesome.
Halloween 2 - His worst film, but nonetheless interesting. It's far from being great, but there were several components that I thoroughly enjoyed. I know trashy characters are a sort of Rob Zombie trademark, but in this film, I felt a bit tired of them. That being said, Scout Taylor-Compton did a magnificent job playing the role of a disturbed, deeply psychologically-troubled Laurie Strode. She's just a solid actress.
The Haunted World of El Superbeasto - I take it for what it is. It's an obscene, dirty, ROB ZOMBIE cartoon. As expected, it's vile, but it's also fun. I dig it.
As for The Lords of Salem...I'm thinking it's going to match The Devil's Rejects in terms of being well-acted, well-scripted, etc. It's a whole different approach from his previous work, and I'm very excited to see what Rob has in store for us...cannot wait!
His next project is going to be a total deviation from horror...currently titled, "Broad Street Bullies", a film (as the title implies) about the Philadelphia Flyers. It's going to be interesting to see how this movie plays out. way too early to tell of course, but who knows. This could be Rob's Academy Award-winning film. It sounds unlikely, but...we can imagine.
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