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  • Summary: Two young couples take a misguided tour onto the back roads of America in search of a local legend known as Dr. Satan. Lost and stranded, they are set upon by a bizarre family of psychotics. (Lions Gate)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
  1. If your expectations aren't too high, there's lots of cool shit on-screen.
  2. Reviewed by: Scott Foundas
    A cobwebbed, mummified horror entry that makes obvious, cartoonishly grotesque demands for attention.
  3. Zombie's sense of fun gets buried under the growing pile of bodies, and eventually, we're left with little more than a frenzy of sadism.
  4. The endless gore and violence make the experience torturous -- and not just for the victims in the movie.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    Zombie's film plays more like an experimental pastiche than an outright homage to those classic road-trip-gone-wrong movies.
  6. 30
    Zombie wants his film to be gleefully demented, but he fails to grasp that loud, inbred evil people torturing stupid, grating benign people isn’t disturbing as much as tedious.
  7. Reviewed by: Todd Levin
    Rips off so many splatter movie tricks at once that it becomes totally frustrating.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 69
  2. Negative: 28 out of 69
  1. AlanB.
    Feb 9, 2008
    This is a good movie for those who like the sick & twisted. Anyone who gave it a really bad vote are the type of people who dislike twisted movies and are most likely very close minded people. I give it a 10 because it's unique and a refreshing view from the mainstream slew of run of the mill movies. Expand
  2. Jan 16, 2012
    Rob Zombie gives us a cult classic horror film that we all have been craving for quite some times. I remember first seeing this film and being terrified by the Firefly family. I would highly recommend. Expand
  3. Jan 1, 2013
    It's scary, suspensful, funny, and features a ton of great characters that will haunt your dreams. Rob Zombie has created something special with this movie. I loved it. Expand
  4. Sep 3, 2011
    This Movie Was Pretty Good it was Bloody Insane Strange And Chilling it has all the good element of a Decent Horror Film It is alot better then Ridculas Horror Films Like Final Destination House of The Dead and So On Expand
  5. GerrickC.
    Apr 30, 2006
    Sounds like Rob Zombie's film is past dead- which is dull-dead and dreary.
  6. M.M.
    Mar 19, 2006
    Surprised to see only 0's and 10's for the most part this movie is much closer to a 0. This movie was not scary and I found myself very bored watching it. I kept waiting for the gore, but there were only a few scenes of active violence - most of the offensive material were slow shots of already dead, mutilated bodies. There was really nothing original about any of the murders/deaths. For example, upon opening a trunk, a dead body is found with the words "treat or trick" (or something close) etched into the leg of a slightly overweight girl. I can think of a 1000 ways to make that discovery more horrifying. I did like Capt. Spaulding's character and the baby character (agreeing with a former reviewer) and give this a 2 as a result. I kept waiting for some good B movie thrills, instead I got spliced footage of old 50's topless C-level "models" Bottomline: no scares, no good T&A, no good gore. Expand
  7. Philter137
    Sep 16, 2005
    I am not being extreme, I honestly believe this film deserves a zero. My friends stopped watching after half and hour, one by one they found something better to do. I watched for as long as I could, a full 30 minutes longer than the others, but eventually I did something I've never done with a rental film before... I hit fast-forward and watched the film fly past, just so I could get to the end and put this behind me. I must have stopped and watched 20 times before reaching the end, but it was the same old sh*t. I'm sure there are fans of this flick out there, someone on Rob Zombie's wavelength, and that's great. I hope you enjoyed it. You're on your own in a very small, special group of people. Expand

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