Honestly this just kind of feels like Rob Zombie put some of his creepy asshole friends in a movie where they all played exaggerated versions of themselves. The whole thing felt really trashy and obnoxious. To me, the only interesting aspect of these movies is Sid Haig's clown character, he was pretty entertaining both in this and in 'House of a thousand corpses' (or whatever it was called).
I like Rob's music a lot, but his films... not too much except for this one. Quite the follow-up to HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES, in which we're reunited with the mass-murdering trio as they are on the run. Tough & brutal, masterful crazy acting & great selection on the soundtrack... will never (ever) forget seeing this and safe to say this is Rob's only best film I'll like. 5/5
Though I find Zombie's much lauded attempts to humanize the Firefly clan in the film's second half largely corny, after the sadism of the first, it's hard to deny the efficacy of this approach. The performances never get enough attention here with Haig, Moseley, Moon, Forsythe, and Easterbrook playing these mad grotesques to the hilt and turning what might have been a foolhardy enterprise into something audacious.
Better than the first part ("House of 1.000 corpses") with its overburdened network of citations and references. Here Zombie focuses on the baseless desire for violence and on revenge as equally brutal phenomenon - and he specifies the social/personal circumstances for both. Of course there are genre references again (like the mask of leatherface from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre"), but he uses them more thoughtful.
A massive improvement over its predecessor. Although completely impossible to defend on a moral level, and for most the part a disgusting film, it manages to be extremely watchable. Zombie gets rid of over the top supernatural elements and keeps it grounded in the real world despite the barbaric characters. Great humour, great soundtrack, and manages to keep you wanting to follow these group of disgusting humans.