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31 (2016)

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Five carnival workers 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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Rob Zombie

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Rob Zombie
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheri Moon Zombie ... Charly
Jeff Daniel Phillips ... Roscoe Pepper
Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs ... Panda Thomas (as Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs)
Meg Foster ... Venus Virgo
Kevin Jackson ... Levon Wally
Malcolm McDowell ... Father Murder
Jane Carr ... Sister Serpent
Judy Geeson ... Sister Dragon
Richard Brake ... Doom-Head
Pancho Moler ... Sick-Head
David Ury ... Schizo-Head
Lew Temple ... Psycho-Head
Torsten Voges ... Death-Head
Elizabeth Daily ... Sex-Head (as E.G. Daily)
Michael 'Red Bone' Alcott ... Fat Randy (as Michael 'Redbone' Alcott)
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Storyline

The day before Halloween, five carnival employees are kidnapped & held hostage in an isolated compound known as "Murderworld". On Halloween, they are thrown into a sadistic game called "31" where they must survive 12 hours against a gang of maniacs dressed like clowns. It's time to play 31.

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Death is the only escape. See more »

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Horror | Thriller

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Rated R for strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

31: Праздник смерти See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,603, 28 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$779,820, 30 October 2016
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2.39 : 1
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When announcing the casting of Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs, Rob Zombie announced him as being "the manager of a traveling roadshow known as The Venus Lux Happy Time Fun Show". Later, when announcing Jeff Daniel Phillips, Zombie called him "the ass-kicking carney mechanic of Venus Virgo's traveling show", inexplicably changing the show-within-a-film's-title. Zombie has not addressed this apparent memory slip. See more »

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Doom-Head: [talking to himself in the mirror] I'm not crazy; I'm in control!
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Sex And Death
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I actually did want to like this but...
19 September 2016 | by krb138See all my reviews

I enjoyed Zombie's first two movies. That's about the extent that I can say I am a fan of his in any respect. With that being said, some of the imagery that I had seen leading up to this film had me hoping it would exceed the awful messes that were the Halloween remakes and Lords of Salem. It didn't.

Carnies, the 70's, killer "clowns", and a game that is an amalgamation of better movies (The Running Man, etc). It's not an overly complicated plot, but somehow Rob Zombie was able to make it seem confusing.

Bad acting (particularly from Sheri Moon Zombie, as always), terrible dialogue, and lots of characters with basically no character development. I've read lots of other people say that this is a pointless movie and they are absolutely right. It's watchable, but it's not something I would watch again.

My general thinking at this time is that Rob Zombie is far better suited to be a production artist/set designer than a writer/director.


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