Rob Zombie may have already started filming his Devil's Rejects sequel

In October, we reported that there had been some rumblings of Rob Zombie resurrecting his killer Firefly Family for a follow-up to House Of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. That was basically all we knew at the time, so it seemed like the project—which wasn’t even confirmed to exist—was at least a little ways…

Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson to freak everybody out with spooky new tour

The world is getting a little too stuffy and—ugh—normal these days, as fewer and fewer people are going out in public with scary face paint and dirty black hoodies covered in skulls, so Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson are going on tour together to give everyone’s conservative moms a much-needed scare. As announced in a…

For a reformed nĂĽ-metal fan, Chicago Open Air is a weekend of exhausting excess

The last time I saw Rob Zombie in concert I got hit in the back of the head with a giant clump of dirt. I was 18, and it was my second Ozzfest, the now-defunct touring festival, featuring Ozzy Osbourne and a whole day’s worth of heavy-metal opening acts. Rob was close to the top of the bill, doing his hillbilly…

Here’s what’s coming to (and leaving from) Hulu in December

The slate of media getting dumped onto Hulu’s streaming service in December contains some dark gifts. To help horror fans gird their dirty loins for the upcoming Friday The 13th reboot, the entire franchise (or at least the films that actually have “Friday The 13th” in the title) is arriving on December 1. That covers…

Rob Zombie sends in the clowns with his abysmal death-match thriller 31

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The films of Rob Zombie, shock rocker turned grindhouse revivalist, usually have more attitude than they do raw terror. Yes, the guy who made The Devil’s Rejects can provoke the hell out of a gag reflex—his down-and-dirty throwbacks lay on the carnage with a trowel—and he’s certainly learned how to approximate the…

John Carpenter called Rob Zombie a “piece of shit”

Rob Zombie’s latest clown-based horror film, 31, has recently been released through on-demand services, and that—along with the coming fall season—has got people thinking about his 2007 Halloween remake. The film wasn’t especially well-received, but it made a ton of money primarily on the strength of the Michael Myers…

The new trailer for Rob Zombie’s 31 is shorter, gorier, and clown-ier than ever

As we previously reported, the first full-length trailer for Rob Zombie’s upcoming survive-the-night horror film 31 delivered the gist of the narrative with grimy aplomb. And if you watched those earlier two minutes and 20 seconds and thought to yourself, “Man, this trailer is really dragging out the plot, let’s get…

Nine Inch Nails’ Charlie Clouser makes American Horror Story and Saw sound creepy

Charlie Clouser has taken a circuitous route to becoming a composer for television. After helping create some of the most well-known industrial music of the ’90s as a member of Nine Inch Nails, as well as working with Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson, the musician-producer moved into composing for film and TV. In…

Rob Zombie gamely fact-checks his own Wikipedia entry for Loudwire

Part of the problem with relying on a crowdsourced online encyclopedia is that the information contained within it might not be 100-percent medically accurate. Loudwire, a publication that defines itself as “The No. 1 Source For Hard Rock + Metal,” openly acknowledges this and has been diligently separating wheat from…

Rob Zombie shows laser-like focus on an engaging, sometimes campy new album

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Rob Zombie’s music career often feels completely separate from his cinematic endeavors. This disconnection is curious, especially because the sinister-meets-schlocky vibe of his solo records is a perfect complement to his horror movie work. Still, Zombie’s moving closer to bridging the gap between his creative sides:…

Sundance Film Festival unveils its midnight movie lineup

Next year’s Sundance Film Festival will feature evil clowns, snarky convenience store clerks, and conspiracy-obsessed stoners. Although that sounds like it could be the premise of Kevin Smith’s entry alone, it’s actually the complete lineup for the festival’s Midnight Film Section. The nine selections include Smith’s…

A mysterious game, some wine-scented candles, and Rob Zombie’s haunted house

As fall progresses, I become one of those candle people. But I hate the majority of the sickly sweet stuff that comes out of the Yankee Candle factory, and most soy candles barely seem to make any sort of olfactory impact. One of my favorite recent candle finds is the Rewined line. These soy wax concoctions feature…

Imagining a parallel world where The Love Boat had even freakier guests

Over the course of nine seasons, four specials, and a staggering 249 episodes, not to mention that 1998 reboot with Robert Urich, ABC’s waterlogged romcom The Love Boat welcomed plenty of guest stars over the years, more than even Batman or Love, American Style dared dream. Everyone from Willie Aames to Adrian Zmed…