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Rob Zombie's '31' Would Like To Attempt To Frighten You, Please

By Jodi Smith | Industry | June 14, 2016 |

By Jodi Smith | Industry | June 14, 2016 |

Rob Zombie has been working on his crowd-funded horror film 31 since May 2014, when he only had posters. Written by Zombie and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, 31 takes place in 1976 when some carnival workers are kidnapped and forced to play a game called — 31. If our, uh, heroes can last 12 hours without being murdered by deranged clowns with names like Sick-head, they will win their freedom.

I know some of you like Zombie’s films. I hate them, but I do enjoy the man himself and find to be charming, eloquent, and very smart. I don’t understand how he can keep making the same movies over and over again: crazy hillbillies kidnapping/road-tripping/creating a murderer and killing people while a heavy 70s aesthetic clings to every item on camera.

Someone likes what he’s doing, as 31 reunites Zombie with Malcolm McDowell, his Dr. Loomis from the Halloween remakes. McDowell must like letting his inner psycho flag fly along with other Zombie alum like Meg Foster and Judy Geeson (The Lords of Salem).

At any rate, here is the trailer for the (probably in some circles) anticipated Rob Zombie film 31. I’m sure it will be a part of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios next year.

So, yeah.

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Jodi Smith is a Senior Reporter, Film & Television at Pajiba. You can email her or follow her on Twitter.