- horror reviews - MOH 2019

3 From Hell

IMDb Info

Release Year: 2019
Runtime: 1h 55min
Country: USA
Language: English, Spanish
Genre Tags: Action, Horror
Plot Summary: After barely surviving prison, the demented Firefly clan go on the run, unleashing a whole new wave of murder, madness and mayhem.

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Outside Reviews:

Scout Tafoya
4 out of 4 stars -

Which gets at the heart of the unexpected successes of "3 from Hell." Zombie has flirted with what is sometimes referred to as a hang-out movie, from the footage of his carnies agreeably passing the first ten minutes of "31," to Laurie Strode and her friends and family hanging out in the margins of Zombie’s Halloween movies. "3 from Hell" is Zombie’s version of a Howard Hawks film, in which it’s a pleasure to spend time with his bloodthirsty creations.

A.A. Dowd
Grade: D+ - The Devil’s Rejects ride again in Rob Zombie's tedious 3 From Hell

But the queasy, homage-happy pulp bravado of The Devil’s Rejects is in short supply. So, too, is any real danger or suspense. Maybe they’re casualties of a movie so in love with its cowboy-lunatic antagonists-gone-protagonist that it has no idea how to make them scary again. When Zombie cut, during the “Freebird” finale of the last movie, to home-video footage of the good ol’ days, it felt like a sick joke: a parody of wistful Western mythmaking. 3 From Hell, a trilogy-capper nearly as sentimental as Toy Story 3, takes the midlife-crisis anxiety of these carnage-loving freaks so seriously that you start to wonder if that moment wasn’t wholly sincere the whole time.