Rob Zombie's upcoming '31' film.

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  1. Anthropophagus

    Anthropophagus Well-Known Member

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    I could not find a thread on this, so I apologize if there is one somewhere.
    Thought this seemed at the very least an interesting article for those into Zombie's work. He admits a somewhat haphazard approach to film-making, no shock there.
    I'm kind of meh on his stuff myself, but did enjoy the heavy atmosphere and slow burn of Lords of Salem.
    Seems like it might be a decent Halloween season excursion if somewhat derivative of other films.

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/rob-zombie-posts-photo-of-malcolm-mcdowell-from-31-movie/
     
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    Wouldn't watch it if someone paid me to, guy is a terrible filmmaker.
     
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    Damn it, I heard that he quit filmmaking. You just can't trust anybody's word anymore.
     
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    I liked House of 1,000 Corpses, the Halloweens were not great, but I love Lords of Salem and Devils Rejects. I get that he took on our beloved Halloween franchise and failed, but he is at least making some decent horror otherwise.

    He loves the genre and is making better stuff than almost all of the other studio shit that is turned out and rated PG-13. I support his efforts and am looking forward to 31.
     
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    I agree with your last statement. Even though he may be a questionable film-maker he is not afraid to take on subject matter that strays from the mainstream and often uses subversive and even offensive imagery as many of the classic Italian exploitation masters did.
    It may not be particularly memorable but at least an effort is made to differentiate himself from the Annabelle III's and Ouija IV's that haunt mainstream film these days.
    I really liked Lords, can appreciate House and Devil's and abhorred the Halloween abominations, even Danielle Harris topless could not save those and Nazareth's Love Hurts is now permanently linked to Sheri Moon's ass in my mind (not particularly a bad thing though). :)
     
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    Supposedly he was done making horror films and was all set to make Broad Street Bullies but when that fell through I guess he figures, "What the hell, back to horror it is.".
     
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    I liked House of a 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects was quite good (but I like to rewatch House but not Rejects).

    I do not hate the Halloween movies he made as I have said in the past- I thought both had good things about them and bad things.
    For me it was like he made a half good and half bad movie with both of them. I know a lot of folks hate them beginning to end and I totally understand that - but I do not fall in that category.

    As far as Lords of Salem it took me a while to finally watch it and I thought it was pretty well done. I actually liked it less then I thought I would - but it was still pretty good. I did think there were a couple scenes that were just trying tooo hard to shock- just felt forced.

    I also do not mind Sherri Moon in her roles - I know some think she is awful but I think she is both hot and does a solid job with her characters.

    So I guess after all that I am saying I will check this out at some point after its release <:
     
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    I'll check out anything he does just because it's so genuine. Love the woolite ad he did which spoofed the whole torture porn concept.
     
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    I will also check this out. I think Rob gets a lot of shit for his take on the Halloween remake but outside of those films, I also enjoyed his other horror films. He can be controversial and I agree that we need to have someone out there willing to take some risks in the horror genre. I am looking forward to 31.
     
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    I've enjoyed pretty much all of Zombie's stuff aside from Superbeasto, so I'm up for this.

    And I would watch Zombie's Halloween over Carpenter's. There. I said it. Let's fuck.
     
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    I think the whole "motherfucking skullfucking fuck fuck" dialogue worked for House and Devil's, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed, but it was a poor fit for the Halloween franchise. I think he's a terrific director, but I wish someone else would write his scripts, because they're written like a 5 year-old who just learned his curse words.

    Thankfully, that seemed to be toned down a lot in Lords. Even though I'm not a fan of his writing, I'm game to at least check out whatever he makes. The premise for this sounds like it could be a lot of fun (and it will surely be R-rated). These days, I'm game to see anything horror at a movie theater that isn't PG-13 and involving ghosts.
     
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    The main thing about Rob Zombie that I've always been disappointed with is that prior to House of 1000 Corpses he always talked about how he was a huge classic horror fan and how much of an influence it was, but then he went on to not use one iota of that for inspiration in any of his movies. Any "classic horror" influence that exists is reserved for window dressing and fashion accessories.
     
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    I agree. All of the White Zombie songs were littered with samples from classic films such as Night and Dawn of the Dead, Phantasm, Lady Frankenstein (well the trailer), various Hammer films and even the original Halloween. That's part of what made those songs so great. The last two WZ albums and his first two solo albums were amazing.
     
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    I'm a fan of his so I'll definitely check this out.
     
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    http://www.vulture.com/2015/06/rob-zombie-groucho-marx-biopic.html?mid=imdb

     

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