Richard T’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men. See the Alligator Boy, ride my famous Murder Ride. Most of all, don't forget to take home some of my tasty fried chicken! Ha ha! It just tastes so damn good!"
I like Rob Zombie's style, but strangely enough, this movie didn't work for me. It had it's moments of inspired madness, but it's really uneven; to enjoy this movie, you really need to alternate between taking it seriously and laughing along with the bloody atmosphere, but the constant change of tone doesn't really work for a lot of it.
Furthermore, it doesn't nearly enough of Captain Spaulding, who is surely the best character of the film.
It's fun, it's brilliantly atmospheric at times and Rob Zombie's direction is distinct and memorable, but it all doesn't work together to make a satisfying film.