I think I would have liked this movie–Sid Haig as an evil clown?!?!–but the end just killed it for me, and not just the extended shoot-out to “Free Bird,” but also the fact that the Sheriff was an idiot and totally seemed to change his character/behavior in a totally inorganic way that was just meant to fit the script.
I hate clowns as a general rule, but Haig sold it for me. However, I agree with you about the movie — “House of 1,000 Corpses” was so bizarre I don’t know how I felt about it (probably not good), and “The Devil’s Rejects,” though a better movie, still didn’t win me over. I just thank God Sheri Moon Zombie stopped giggling every five seconds for “Rejects,” because I spent most of “Corpses” wanting to shoot her square in the head every time she laughed.
Rejects is perfect. Corpses started great and lost me at the end in the underground Doctor stuff.
Really dug Devil’s Rejects, thinking a lot of that has to do with the Allman Brothers that plays throughout. Great opening credits set to Midnight Rider. Never seen 1,000 Corpses, doubt I ever will, but I still can’t believe I liked a Rob Zombie movie.