Rob Zombie is criticized pretty heavily in general, people are pretty split on him, even in the horror community. I think it’s just based on the fact that he spans multiple entertainment mediums and people like to argue over whether or not he’s actually a good filmmaker.
This film however, really got shit on pretty heavily in a kind of hilarious fashion. Fans on the genre spilled out of the cracks to criticize Zombie’s technical abilities as well as a general consensus that the movie was lacking a complete “story”. I guess I understand both but I just don’t really give a fuck?
I thought the movie looked cool as shit and while the shaky cam/strobe scenes were draining, the finessed close ups really brought a ton of emotion to the characters. People keep mentioning how it’s impossible to care about the characters but I think that’s the point. The focus is really on the killers themselves and the awesome range of psychopathy displayed.
This isn’t a film for everyone, even fans of his other movies but if you trust a sweaty, red, unmotivated, nervous gingers opinion then watch this; it’s pretty fucking awesome.