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Rob Zombie though more famous as a rock singer has for the last decade or so been moonlighting as a film director. His offerings have all been strongly in the horror vein, with each getting more twisted and demented as they go. His latest offering 31 looks to be his bloodiest project yet if the new trailer is anything to go by.
The film is set at Halloween (of course) and sees five unsuspecting carnival workers kidnapped and subjected to a night of living Hell. Their tormentors are a gang of maniacs dressed as clowns, a staple villain of Zombie’s films. Definitely not one for the coulrophobics.
31 again stars Zombie’s wife Sheri Moon Zombie, this time as the heroine. Also back for another collaboration is Malcolm McDowell who plays a character called Father Murder, we’re guessing he might be one of the bad guys.
Given that Zombie had previously been responsible for films as bleak and horrific as The Devil’s Rejects, The Lords of Salem and House of 1000 Corpses we can only imagine what stomach-churning sights await us.
31 arrives in the Us on 16th September with a UK date still to be announced.
The post The trailer for Rob Zombie’s latest film ’31’ promises bloody carnage appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Kat Hughes
I’ll be honest, I think House of 1000 Corpses is, for better or worse, the most true product when Rob Zombie is in the director’s chair. While I personally like the film and think that it is his best film, there are plenty who would disagree. The reason why I love House of 1000 Corpses so much, even though it cribs heavily from two of Tobe Hooper’s earlier films, The Funhouse and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, is that it feels like Rob Zombie at that point of time. Yes, it has music video asthetics but it also has a raw feeling to the film and it doesn’t adhere to any film standards. It’s odd, kinetic and, at times, harrowing. It is a nightmare encapuslated in a film presentation.
I enjoyed The Devil’s Rejects and felt that it was a step in the right direction for traditional film directors, but it also lacked what I loved about House of 1000 Corpses. It also introduced more of Zombie’s writing which, I think everyone can admit, needs some work. I have pretty much written off his Halloween and I have never seen the sequel. The Lords of Salem is definitely another entry that I think is on the same level as The Devil’s Rejects, if not better. However, it does suffer from the issues that I think most people have with Zombie’s films – Sherri and his dialogue for his characters.
Regardless, Zombie is a unique voice in the genre and people either love or hate him. I’ll take that over someone who is pretty vanilla. This September, Zombie’s new film 31 will hit screens in a limited release. Check out the trailer below.
The post Rob Zombie’s 31 Debuts A Trailer appeared first on Destroy the Brain!. »
- Andy Triefenbach
In Rob Zombie’s latest horror film “31,” a group of carnival workers are traveling through the country in an Rv on Halloween night in 1976. On their trip, they’re stopped and attacked with only six of them taken alive. Soon, they’re taken to a strange building where three strangers in aristocratic garb force them to play a survival game: For the next 12 hours, they must wander through a maze of rooms evading murder and torture the entire time. If they survive for the full 12 hours, they’ll be set free, but if not, they’ll join their carnival friends in the grave. “31” stars Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), Sheri Moon Zombie (“The Lords of Salem”), Richard Brake (“Game of Thrones”), E.G. Daily (“Rugrats”), Meg Foster (“They Live”), Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs (“Cooley High”), and more. Watch the trailer for “31” above.
Rob Zombie rose to fame as the founding member of the ’80s heavy metal band White Zombie. They released four albums between 1987 and 1995; their debut record “Soul-Crusher” was particularly acclaimed, especially by musicians like Kurt Cobain of Nirvana and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. He briefly focused on his solo work before shifting his attention to directing horror films. Some of his previous credits include “House of 1000 Corpses” and its sequel “The Devil’s Rejects,” the remake of “Halloween” and its sequel “Halloween II,” and “The Lords of Salem.”
“31” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. It will be released on VOD platforms on September 16th and in a limited theatrical release on October 21st.
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- Vikram Murthi
Rob Zombie's 31 has been a long time coming. Born from a successful crowdfunding campaign and long battle with the ratings board, the shocking and violent horror flick is about five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
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June’s home entertainment releases are kicking off in grand fashion this week, as horror and sci-fi fans have a lot to look forward to with the new arrivals on Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday. Scream Factory is keeping busy with a double dose of terror with their releases of The Abandoned (in conjunction with IFC Midnight) and The Funhouse Massacre, and for those of you who may have missed the supernatural thriller in theaters earlier this year, The Other Side of the Door is making its way to both Blu and DVD courtesy of 20th Century Fox.
If you consider yourself something of a Star Trek fan, Paramount is distributing the Director’s Cut of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan on Blu-ray this week as well as the complete run of Star Trek: The Next Generation, which arrives on Blu for the first time ever this Tuesday. »
- Heather Wixson
Halloween night takes a twisted turn in The Funhouse Massacre, the new horror film from Andy Palmer that co-stars the legendary Robert Englund. With The Funhouse Massacre hitting home media on June 7th courtesy of Scream Factory, we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.
Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Funhouse Massacre.
How to Enter: For a chance to win, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “The Funhouse Massacre Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on June 10th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.
From the Press Release: “Murder is all part of the show. On June 7th, 2016, Scream Factory presents »
- Derek Anderson
Andy Palmer’s The Funhouse Massacre is coming to Blu-ray and DVD on June 7th, and to celebrate, Scream Factory released three Blu-ray clips plus the official trailer for the film that tease Halloween night as a dangerous day to go to a funhouse.
The Funhouse Massacre Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: Press Release: “Murder is all part of the show. On June 7th, 2016, Scream Factory presents the home entertainment debut of The Funhouse Massacre on Blu-ray and DVD, complete with extras including commentary with director Andy Palmer, producer Warner Davis and actors Clint Howard and Courtney Gains. The Funhouse Massacre premiered at the Horrorhound Weekend Convention Film Festival and won Best Film and Best Special Effects.
On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The »
- Tamika Jones
The gang over at Scream Factory are sending The Funhouse Massacre your way, when the crazy carnival-like bloodfest hits DVD/Bluray on June 7th. I’ve been pretty anxious to see this one myself, having seen countless postcards for the film, every time I find myself in Burbank’s countless horror-themed Magnolia shops (Dark Delicacies, Halloween Town, Creature Features and Blast From The Past, all up and down one wonderful street). With cameos and supporting roles by Clint Howard (Evilspeak, The Lords of Salem), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, The ’Burbs) and Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund, I’m more than willing to give this one a shot. What do you fright fanatics think?
On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting »
- Jerry Smith
On June 7th, the funhouse will be open for business nationwide… from the safety of your own home via the Blu-ray and DVD release of The Funhouse Massacre, starring Robert Englund, Ben Begley, Jere Burns, Clint Howard, and Courtney Gains. Also: cover art and release details for Trailer Trauma 2: Drive-In Monsterama and Harrow County #12.
The Funhouse Massacre Blu-ray / DVD Release Details: Press Release: “Murder is all part of the show. On June 7th, 2016, Scream Factory presents the home entertainment debut of The Funhouse Massacre on Blu-ray and DVD, complete with extras including commentary with director Andy Palmer, producer Warner Davis and actors Clint Howard and Courtney Gains. The Funhouse Massacred premiered at the Horrorhound Weekend Convention Film Festival and won Best Film and Best Special Effects.
On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse »
- Tamika Jones
French/Italian director Gerard Diefenthal talks Darkside Witches, Barbara Bouchet and upcoming sequels. It seems that since the release of Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem, witchcraft and witches have found a inspired interest from filmmakers and producers. While Robert Eggers’ The Witch made an impressive feature debut with his gripping historical horror-thriller, French born, Italian…
- Chris Alexander
Before Rob Zombie became an acclaimed horror director with such cult hits as House Of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and The Lords of Salem, he was an acclaimed rock musician who directed his own music videos. Today, he returns to that realm with a new music video/short film called Everybody's (bleeping) in a U.F.O. And it's pretty insane!
This creepy sci-fi extravaganza stars a host of special guests and musicians including Rob Zombie himself, who takes the lead. We also get to see John 5, Piggy D, Ginger Fish, Jeff Daniel Phillips and the ever present Sheri Moon Zombie as Miss Bunny Peachbottom. Bunny has had sex with an extraterrestrial and lives to tell about it. Now, she's sharing her exploits with a class full of astronauts. Yeah, it's pretty weird, and only gets weirder from there.
This short film/music video is definitely Nsfw. And »
Saban Films is acquiring North American distribution rights to Rob Zombie‘s latest horror-thriller “31,” the company announced Thursday. Written and directed by Zombie, the film premiered at Sundance earlier this year and will be released on Sept. 16. The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie (“The Devil’s Rejects”), Golden Globe nominee Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”) and “The Lords of Salem” actors Jeff Daniel Phillips and Meg Foster. “31” follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive twelve. »
- Jeff Sneider
The film, which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival, stars Sheri Moon Zombie (“The Devil’s Rejects”), Malcolm McDowell (“A Clockwork Orange”), and “The Lords of Salem” stars Jeff Daniel Phillips and Meg Foster.
Zombie wrote and directed the film, in which five carnival workers are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned compound, where they are forced to participate in a violent game to survive 12 hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
“’31’ is a treat not just to horror fans, but fans of true auteur filmmaking,” said Saban Films president Bill Bromiley. “The film is executed in true stylistic Zombie fashion. Rob is an unrivaled talent, and we are thrilled to bring his bold new film to audiences across the continent.”
Zombie’s directing credits include “House of 1000 Corpses,” “The Devil’s Rejects, »
- Dave McNary
Rob Zombie took the Sundance Film Festival by storm back in January when he debuted his new thriller 31. The project had already landed distribution through Alchemy last summer, but they have not issued a release date as of yet. While we wait for the first trailer, Bloody-Disgusting has gotten a hold of new photos, which feature Richard Brake's Doom-Head in full clown makeup. We got our first look at Doom-Head back in September, but the character wasn't showing such a thirst for blood at the time.
Rob Zombie believes Doom-Head will be the next iconic horror villain. Richard Brake plays Doom-Head as a gruesome individual who likes to dismember his victims. Rob Zombie always comes up with unique and clever way of creating memorable characters, a tradition that will certainly continue with 31.
31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween. »
From Facebook: “Horror icons Clint Howard (Evilspeak, The Lords of Salem), Courtney Gains (Children of the Corn, The ‘Burbs) and A Nightmare on Elm Street’s Robert Englund all pop up in The Funhouse Massacre—a scary new carnival ride of a thriller that will be releasing on Digital platforms, On Demand, DVD and Blu-ray on June 7th.
On Halloween night, a group of the United States’ most notorious serial killers escape from Statesville Asylum and descend upon a giant funhouse whose theme is based on their different reigns of terror. The unsuspecting carnival patrons think that the carnage created at the park is just part of the show… until they become part of the main attraction. The only people left »
- Tamika Jones
Follow all of our Sundance 2016 coverage. Generally speaking you’re either a fan of Rob Zombie‘s film-making or you’re not. I say generally because while his first four films (House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween, Halloween II) are oppressive, generically-violent, shallow affairs his 2012 release, The Lords of Salem, actually showed visible improvement. It’s still basic in many ways, but Zombie put visible effort into the story and design resulting in an enjoyably creative step forward as a writer/director. Unfortunately for those of us who favored that growth though, Zombie’s latest feature, 31, takes one step back. Five carnies traveling between gigs (and separate from the rest of the troupe) run into trouble when a late night drive on a remote road ends at a trio of creepy scarecrows blocking the road. They’re quickly abducted only to awake in a compound designed for death-dealing and run by a trio of »
- Rob Hunter
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
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 »
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