Film director and musician Rob Zombie has a legion of fans eager to learn about his next project. Famous creating ultra dark and frightening thrash metal, and equally frightening, ultra dark and violent as Hell movies such as House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and The Halloween remakes, todays news may come as a bit of a surprise to fans. Rob Zombie is planning to direct a drama based on an American hockey team!!!
Yes, you did read that right, however, details about the actual team Zombie intends to focus his efforts on promise the director may not be swaying too far from his trusted violent path. Zombie plans to write, produce and direct a film called ‘Broad Street Bullies’ , a film based on The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team. However, the teams methods were less than civilized, and should make a great story for Zombie to sink his teeth into. The Philadelphia Flyers were famous for gaining both victories and penalty minutes in equal measure. The team were formed from a cellar dwelling expansion, and their story could be right up Zombie’s vicious alley.
Also known as the ‘Broad Street Bullies’, ‘The Mean Machine’, ‘The Fightin’ Flyers’ and ‘Freddy’s Philistine’s’ the team won the Stanley Cup in both the 73/74 and 74/75 season’s. Their unorthodox style of playing made them a team that were feared: their ‘Enforcer’ (or Goon) David Schultz racked up 472 penalty minutes in 74/75, a record still unbroken to this day! So brutal were the teams tactics that when they played the supposedly invincible Russian’s ‘Red Army Team’ the Russians left the ice after the first period. The Russians were roughed up so badly they refused to return to the ice, only doing so when they were told they would not get paid if they didn’t! The Broad Street Bullies won the match 4-1, and made them World Champions.
Rob Zombie has got the right’s to the full story, and has the full support and backing of the Philadelphia Flyers organization: “The great Rob Zombie making a drama feature film about the Broad Street Bullies is exciting and thrilling for all of us! I look forward to seeing it”, said former Flyer’s player and team senior Vice President Bobby Clarke.
Zombie likened the film to “Rocky meets Boogie Nights” and he said of the story: “Each character involved is more outrageous than the next. The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this ‘stranger than fiction’ sports tale.”
In other news, Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem has released a fly on the wall video!!
Yes, while we await ever so impatiently for the proper full length trailer, or even a release date, sadly we will continue to pick at straws and bring you even the smallest amount of news on the highly anticipated The Lords of Salem.
Today we have a behind the scenes video, clearly shot on a crew members phone. It doesn’t really show much apart from the fact Maria Conchita Alonso’s character might be some sort of dark painter. Check out the video next:
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The terrific cast of veterans includes:
- Sheri Moon Zombie as Heidi Hawthorne
- Richard Lynch as Reverend John Hawthorne
- Bruce Davison as Francis Matthias
- Meg Foster as Margaret Morgan
- Ernest Lee Thomas as Chip “Freakshow” McDonald
- Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman “Whitey” Salvador
- Ken Foree as Herman Jackson
- Torsten Voges as Count Gorgann
- Dee Wallace as Sonny
- Billy Drago as Judge Samuel Mather
- Lisa Marie as Priscilla Reed
- María Conchita Alonso as Alice Matthias
- Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable
- Christopher Knight as Keith “Lobster Joe” Williams
- Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus
- Sid Haig as Dean Magnus
- Judy Geeson as Lacy Doyle
- Patricia Quinn as Megan
- Daniel Roebuck as The Frankenstein Monster
- Camille Keaton as Doris Von Fux
- Udo Kier as Matthew Hopkins
- Clint Howard as Carlo Caravaggio
Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, and Oren Peli of Haunted Pictures are producing as well as Zombie regulars Andy Gould and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Zombie’s guitarist John 5 is set to handle the score.
Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a local radio station and, together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster), forms part of the “Big H Radio Team”.
A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, “a gift from the Lords”. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.
Later Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.
The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H Team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting: The original Lords of Salem are returning, and they’re out for BLOOD.
By Matt Wavish
(Source: Bloody Disgusting)