Adrienne Barbeau turned down Rob Zombie's The Devil's Rejects

One of our favorite scream queens here on AITH is Adrienne Barbeau. From here work in such classics as John Carpenter's THE FOG to George A. Romero's CREEPSHOW, Barbeau is one of the greats.

But has there ever been a classic flick she has turned down?

Turns out, there is. In a recent interview with Tom Holland's Terror Time, Barbeau told the tale of how she was originally sent the script for Rob Zombie's best film THE DEVIL'S REJECTS.

And turned that shite down flat.

Adrienne Barbeau on THE DEVIL'S REJECTS:

I’ve turned down myriad roles... sometimes, in the horror genre, because they’re just too violent or gruesome or offensive for my taste. Listen, I turned down The Devil’s Rejects. Not sure I even read it all the way through, I just knew no matter how good it was and how fine a director Rob Zombie is (I later did one scene for him in his Halloween and loved working with him), it was not something I could do.

That's too bad that she turned down a role in such an awesome film, but I have to wonder what role she was offered... if it was the role that eventually went to Priscilla Barnes maybe it's better we didn't have to see that side of Barbeau...

What do you think of Adrienne Barbeau turning down Rob Zombie's THE DEVIL'S REJECTS? Can you blame her? Make sure to hit us up and let us know in the comments below or on social media!


After a raid on the rural home of the psychopathic Firefly family, two members of the clan, Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), manage to flee the scene. Heading to a remote desert motel, the killers reunite with Baby's father, Capt. Spaulding (Sid Haig), who is equally demented and intent on maintaining their murder spree. While the trio continues to torment and kill various victims, the vengeful Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) slowly closes in on them.

THE DEVIL'S REJECTS was written and directed by Rob Zombie and starred Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Matthew McGrory, Leslie Easterbrook, and Ken Foree.

You can buy the film on Blu-ray right HERE.

Extra Tidbit: Maybe she'll agree to be in the (possible) sequel?
Source: Terror Time



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