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Over this past weekend, Rob Zombie’s latest genre effort, 31, premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival as part of the Midnight programming slate. Daily Dead had the chance to catch up with both Zombie and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, the following day to chat about their latest collaboration.
During our interview, the duo discussed making "grown-up horror", the pros of utilizing some familiar faces from Zombie’s previous films for 31, dealing with criticism and so much more.
Thanks for chatting today guys and congrats on the movie, too. Not only is it really cool to see your evolution as a director over the years, Rob, but it's also really cool to see you, Sheri, change so much throughout all these different films too. I thought Charly was just a lot of fun in 31, and while I'm not going to ruin anything for anybody, that final scene with Richard [Brake] was so great. »
- Heather Wixson
31 was undoubtedly made for those of us who have enjoyed Zombie’s work over the years. It may not be as ambitious as The Lords of Salem or as epic as The Devil’s Rejects but, by and large, it’s a ton of blood-soaked fun that gives us real characters to connect with, introduces us to some incredibly twisted assassins and goes for broke at every possible turn.
The story feels like Zombie’s own horror-fied version of The Running Man (with a bit of a Kubrickian flavor to it) and features breakout performances from Richard Brake and Jeff Daniel Phillips. Folks who aren’t into Zombie’s work probably won’t enjoy 31, but any film that gives the amazing Meg Foster the opportunity to wield a chainsaw like a total badass is aces in my book.
31’s story is pretty straightforward; a group of carnies (Sheri Moon Zombie, »
- Heather Wixson
The 32nd president Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself." Face your fears with Phobia Fest 2016, kicking off on March 12th in Michigan courtesy of the creators of Detroit Zombie Con, who have just announced new guests and screenings for the event.
Press Release: The team behind Detroit Zombie Con plan a bolder and bloodier return this March with Phobiafest. Phobia is a two day and night horror-themed experience that focuses on all that we fear.
Zombies, Clowns, Serial Killers and more will converge upon Mpi studios in Troy, Michigan Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th for a round-the-clock fright fest. Phobia will feature a film festival with 12 Midwest premieres, live role playing events, special guests, and even a Miss Phobia pageant.
- Tamika Jones
Rob Zombie truly loves horror movies. But he still hasn’t made a good one, and “31” is a perfect encapsulation of the reasons why: It’s a fanboy’s highlight reel of homages, without any of the credibility or context that made most of the films he’s inspired by so fine. Those who liked his first narrative features, “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects,” will probably enjoy his latest, which feels like a mash-up of the two (as well as numerous older films). But for others, this energetic exercise in forced badassery will be too silly and self-conscious to feel genuinely edgy, despite all the blood spilt and familiar taboos violated. (You know something’s wrong when your reaction to one character’s entrance is “Oh. A Nazi killer dwarf. That figures.”) As with Zombie’s prior efforts outside the “Halloween” reboots, this looks destined for »
- Dennis Harvey
Rob Zombie welcomes you to hell in this brand new teaser poster 31 will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 23rd in the Midnight section! Written and Directed by Rob Zombie Starring Meg Foster, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Richard Brake, Malcolm McDowell, and Sheri Moon Zombie 31 tells the story of ...
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Alchemy presents 31! Rob Zombie welcomes you to Hell in this brand new teaser poster, which we have for you right here! 31 will premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 23rd in the Midnight section! This new nightmare experience was written and directed by Rob Zombie!
Rob Zombie reunites with his wife Sheri Moon Zombie and Halloween star Malcolm McDowell for an experience that promises to be unlike any other. This new horror thriller also stars Elizabeth Daily, Meg Foster and Ginger Lynn Allen. Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, who appeared in Rob Zombie's previous directorial effort The Lords of Salem, rounds out the cast alongside Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Richard Brake.
31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween. They are held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against »
After batting the MPAA and ironing out an R rating for his upcoming horror flick entitled 31, Rob Zombie celebrated by taking to Facebook and sharing the film’s official poster.
31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween and held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against an endless gang of grease-painted maniacs.
31 premieres at Sundance later this month, and stars Sheri Moon-Zombie (The Devil’s Rejects), Malcolm McDowell (Halloween), Richard Brake (Thor: The Dark World), Elizabeth Dailey (The Powerpuff Girls), Meg Foster (They Live) and former porn star Ginger Lynn.
- Robert Kojder
7 items from 2016
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