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Rob Zombie himself
Rob Zombie is a huge Horror fan there is no doubting that, you just have to watch any of his music videos to see that, he even has a pet pug call Dracula, so it's no surprise he can direct a dam good horror movie, he knows as a fan himself what we want and in my books he delivers just that, he even turned down the opportunity to direct Freddy vs. Jason in 2003 to work on House of 1000 Corpses, which if had directed Freddy vs. Jason it probably would of been 1000 times better than it was, sorry guys but it's true. With House of 1000 corpses he was inspired by Texas Chainsaw massacre, which throughout the film you can defiantly see, there are similarities everywhere. Rob Zombie seems to have taking the inspiration from the movie Texas Chainsaw massacre and made it something more.
Rob Zombie's interview 'House of 1000 Corpses'
Captain Spaulding, real name Cutter
First thing you notice is that he is a clown, one thing you learn when watching horror films is that the clown is always something to be feared, whether it's a toy or someone dressed as a clown, you just shouldn't trust them, especially one that hasn't never heard of a toothbrush before! Captain Spaulding runs a gas station... wait that sounds familiar, right? the 'Old man' maybe, from Texas Chainsaw? Jeb from Hill have eyes? Mordecai from Cabin in the woods? This has taught us never to trust a creepy gas attendant, although it seems this mistake is made again and again. As well as a gas station it also doubles up as "The Museum of Monsters & Madmen" Which features the murder ride and the main attraction? the Legend of Dr. Satan among with several other local serial killers. Captain Spaulding is an abusive clown and adds dark comedy to the film and the one thing he hates? is people who don't like clowns!
Captain Spaulding Movie clip
Dr. Satan, real name S. Quentin Quale
The Legend of Dr. Satan, he was a master surgeon, an intern at Willows County Mental hospital, his was Nick name was 'Weeping Willow' because of the pain he cause on the patients (although this is also the name of the tree in Harry Potter, so it has lost it's impact on me), his aim was to make super human's so he would perform forbidden brain surgery on them, in the end he was hung for his crimes, the next day when they went back to the tree, his body had gone, never to be found again. You do find out that in the film he isn't just a myth and he has continued his work in the catacomb's of the Firefly household where the film is base, although there is some debate on whether the captured teens are in fact just hallucinating Dr. Satan, as Grandpa use to dress up as him sometime's and this was a front the Firefly family used or whether he is actually there, then again in Devil's reject Otis Bio contain's information that him and baby Firefly were recruited by Dr. Satan into his cult, I'll let you decide all we know for sure is that he is a really old dude and needs a handy Oxygen mask to help him breath.
The nice one? Tiny was badly burnt as a child by his father Earl during a psychotic episode, nothing says 'I love you' then a father setting his child on fire! Tiny survived and grew up to be 7ft tall and with his good looks he gives the film a 'Hills have eyes' Feel to it, which is ironic as Rob Zombie is helping to produce the new film 'Hills have eyes, the beginning' which is in the making. Tiny seems to be more of a pet dog then anything else, although i doubt you would wanna go play fetch in the park with him! he does what he is told by his family and will protect them at any cost, this shows similarities between him and Leatherface as he was also under the control of his family and they both act like big kids who can't speak, but unlike Leatherface, Tiny is kind at heart and shows this when looking after one of the women who is held hostage, if he didn't look the way he did Tiny would be out of place completely within his family. Aww
Angel 'Baby', real name Vera-Ellen Firefly
Her name 'Baby' is spot on, her character acts very child like through out the film, in fact i would compare her to a child who has eaten a jar of sugar and is constantly hyper, mixed with a high pitched voice that would make any canine friend run for the hills and you have Baby. She's pretty much the fun, comical one of the family, although when she does flip her bitch switch, it's like your 6 year old daughter just told you to 'F**k off!' You can tell she's a spoiled brat and always gets her own way, she's mummy little angel! The film just wouldn't be the same without her she brings something different to the movie, she is Rob Zombie's wife after all.
Mother Firefly, real name Gloria Teasedale
An older version of her daughter baby, but she's in charge and not one to be messed with, loves her children unconditionally, she had a miscarriage when younger and keeps the baby in a jar named 'Little Wolf' Also mother to Rufus and Tiny, but adopted mother to Otis who came along after Baby was born, you don't really know much about her past but do find out in Devil's Rejects she was a big time prostitute although as you can see now age has gotten the best of her!
Otis B. Driftwood
The adopted child of 'Mother Firefly' he was a drifter who wondered from state to state, eventually meeting with Cutter and joining the family, he then went on later in life pairing up with Baby and going on a killing spree, these killings were referred to as the "Son of Satan Murders" Baby later returned home to stay, well Otis went on, in House of 1000 corpses he came's back from his travels for Halloween. Otis thinks himself as an artist and likes to use his dead murdered victims as his canvas, he is also into necrophilia it seems as he shares a bed with some missing, dead cheerleaders, now that's messed up! Otis skins one of the victims and wears it as more of a costume for Halloween to torment the others, this does bring me back to the fact it seems to reference Texas Chainsaw massacre again, symbolizing Leatherface in this scene. What a nice guy.
Here's one of Otis's Masterpiece 'Fishboy' from the Movie.
Father to Mother Firefly, Grandfather to Rufus, Tiny and Baby, he is the harmless one out of the family, he is really only guilty of one thing, being a dirty old man, the actor who plays him is also the one who dresses up as Doctor Satan for the film, unfortunately after they finished filming House of 1000 corpses Dennis Fimple died, he was meant to star in Devil's Reject but this was taken out in respect. R.I.P
Rufus 'T.' Firefly Jr.
Rufus is the oldest out of the Firefly siblings and is rumored to have a separate dad to Tiny and that's why his name is Rufus Jr. He drives a tow truck and his job is to blow out the victims tires with his gun from a distance leaving them helpless, so they would need assistance from the Firefly house, leading them into a trap. So the fun begins!
So now you know the Firefly family who was your favorite?
Who's you favorite family member?
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