Rob Zombie is a marmite director among the horror community, but personally I love his films, and his Halloween themed horror 31 can’t come soon enough. Filming is complete, and 31 is currently in the final stages on post-production, but Zombie has had a test-screening for the film this weekend, and it would seem that the response was very positive.
Zombie said in the very early stages of 31 that the film would be for those who loved The Devil’s Rejects, and he has once again compared 31 to that film in a statement he released after the screening:
“Had a special screening of 31 last night,” said Zombie. “Holy fuck it was awesome! Even though the film is not 100% finished it rocked. If you loved The DEVIL’S REJECTS… well, then you will love this one.”
Come on, this HAS to get you excited! If you still need convincing, a new image has also just been released, and its pretty nightmarish stuff. Check it out below.
Please, please, please can we have a trailer now???
Rob Zombie both writes and directs 31.
The cast includes Meg Foster as Venus Virgo; Judy Geeson as Sister Dragon; Jeff Daniel Phillips as Roscoe; Jane Carr as Sister Serpent; Richard Brake as Doom-Head; Ginger Lynn as Cherry Bomb, Doom-Head’s very special friend; Malcolm McDowell as Father Murder, the owner of Murder World; David Ury as Schizo-Head; Daniel Roebuck as Pastor Victor; Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as Panda Thomas, the manager of a traveling roadshow known as “The Venus Lux Happy Time Fun Show”; Pancho Moler as Sick-Head; Tracy Walter as Lucky Leo; E.G. Daily as Sex-Head; and Torsten Voges as Death-Head as well as Sheri Moon Zombie, Lew Temple, Bari Suzuki, and Devin Sidell.
31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World. Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.