We’ve seen plenty of teasing artwork for Rob Zombie’s latest horror feature, 31, and the director has revealed a few details about the films plot, but in a recent interview with Bloody Disgusting, Zombie revealed a few more juicy details.
When asked if he will be taking the usual violent approach to his film, Zombie replied:
“I would say, out of all my films, this is going to be the most brutal. It’s pretty intense, it’s pretty humourless, and it’s pretty all-out”
That is exciting news, but things get even more interesting when Zombie talks about the style of the film. He has already hinted that fans of The Devil’s Rejects will love 31, and in the interview he touched on that a little more:
“I don’t know if I’ve said this yet…but I love the look and feel of The Devil’s Rejects. For me, that’s the type of filmmaking that I really love. With Lords of Salem, I wanted to do something different, that was appropriate to the story. But this is more (in The Devil’s Rejects) vein and the movie is set in 1976, so it’s a full-on, nasty ‘70s movie”
Zombie then discussed former characters in his films, including fan favourite Captain Spaulding (played by Sid Haig), and revealed that 31 just might deliver some iconic characters to sit along side Spaulding as fan favourites:
“I think there are several characters in this film that are of that caliber. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of them quickly become Halloween costumes. Not that I create them with that in mind, but they have that vibe. I mean, I’m amazed with the literally thousands of Capt. Spaulding tattoos I’ve seen. And even with Lords of Salem, I thought I’d post a couple of fan tattoos from that on my Facebook page and now there are hundreds up there. It’s unbelievable how things catch on”
You can read the full interview on Bloody Disgusting.
Here is how Zombie described his new film earlier this year:
Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World.
While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man… a game called 31.
31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours.
Who are the opponents? Well… a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as THE HEADS. They come in all shapes and sizes and each grows nastier than the last.
What kind of film is this you ask? It is a fast paced, mean dirty film for those who like it rough. Get ready for a sick piece of celluloid! This is some hardcore business for the blood-thirsty gore hounds.