AMC-owned Shudder, a horror streaming service, has announced that it has received exclusive streaming rights to the Rob Zombie film 3 From Hell.
3 From Hell is the third installment in Zombie’s series, which began with House of 1000 Corpses, then continued with The Devil’s Rejects. It opened as a three-night event in September, when it played as a Fathom Event, grossing over $2 million in four days.
House of 1000 Corpses was inspired by horror films of the 1970s, such as The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and The Hills Have Eyes. It introduced us to a murderous family consisting of Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis (Bill Moseley), Captain Spaulding (the late Sid Haig), Mother Firefly (Karen Black), Rufus (Robert Allen Mukes), Tiny (Matthew McGrory) and Grandpa Hugo (Dennis Fimple, in his last role before his death).
When a former policeman’s daughter goes missing, he and two deputies investigate and end up at the Firefly’s front door. Chaos and lots of blood ensue. Interesting fact: the house used in the movie was also used in the 1982 Dolly Parton film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.
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In The Devil’s Rejects, a Sheriff and some rangers open fire on the Firefly House, killing Rufus and taking Mother Firefly into custody. Baby and Otis escape, planning to meet up with Captain Spaulding later. The film ended with what appeared to be the Bonnie and Clyde style shooting deaths of the Firefly family.
Cut to 3 From Hell, when we find out that Baby, Otis, and Captain Spaulding survived, though each was shot over 20 times. After Spaulding’s execution, Baby and Otis manage to escape from prison and go on another murder spree.
All three films are brutal, bloody and chock-full of violence, but if you liked the first two, you will probably enjoy the third. 3 From Hell is slated to join House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects on Shudder in February of 2020.
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