Free Birds – The Devil’s Rejects (2005)

The Devil’s Rejects is not only Rob Zombie’s masterpiece but one of the finest horror movies from the Noughties. What makes it so unique, however, is the fact that it isn’t actually a horror movie at all, but rather a Sam Peckinpah style western dressed up as one.

The comparison is none more evident than in the films blood-soaked finale which sees our three psychotic heroes embarking on a “to the death” showdown with the police. Guns blaze, bullets fly and blood is spilt by the gallon, but it’s Zombie’s choice to score the whole sequence to Lynyrd Skynard’s iconic hippie anthem Free Bird which makes it so spine-tinglingly cool and nail-bitingly brutal.

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