April 11, 2023.Reading time 10 minutes.
Nearly 20 years have passed since Rob Zombie’s directorial debut, House of 1000 Corpses, released into movie theaters. That release date itself was almost three years removed from when the drive-in Grindhouse feature was ready for audiences. Teaser trailers were turning up as early as the fall of 2000 promising the kind of horror movie […]
January 15, 2023.Reading time 14 minutes.
Years before the ‘Killer Clown‘ moral panic from Fall 2016 and Twisty the Clown from Season 4 of American Horror Story, author Stephen King popularized the ‘evil clown’ in mainstream circles with Pennywise from his novel, It. Of course the idea of killer clowns has a long history going back as far as the Italian opera, […]
September 30, 2022.Reading time 12 minutes.
Though it’s hard to believe, metal madman Rob Zombie’s debut feature length debut, House of 1000 Corpses, is nearly 20 years old now. Over the course of his filmmaking career, Zombie has divided horror fans like few horror directors in the past. Given his obvious affection for horror and exploitation cinema, Zombie seemed is a […]
September 27, 2022.Reading time 7 minutes.
Rob Zombie making a ‘family comedy’ wasn’t something anyone thought they would ever write. The divisive horror filmmaker and metal madman isn’t known for a light or warm touch. And it’s far from a sure thing that the world was asking for modern take on The Munsters. Nostalgia comes and goes in waves, Hollywood already […]
July 19, 2022.Reading time 8 minutes.
No one will ever argue that Rob Zombie doesn’t know the horror genre. Arguably, the heavy metal madman shows a better grasp of B-movie aesthetics than his contemporary colleagues. Still Zombie’s work has consistently polarized audiences and critics alike. Though The Devil’s Rejects has justifiably earned consideration as a horror classic, Zombie’s Halloween remake and […]
March 12, 2021.Reading time 17 minutes.
For 35 years, Robert Bartleh Cummings has been fusing heavy metal, glam rock, and rockabilly with some of the wildest horror and B-movie references put in music. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, you might know Cummings better from his stage name – Rob Zombie. With his band, White Zombie, Zombie broke into the […]
July 22, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
Metal maestro Rob Zombie has a somewhat checkered history as a horror filmmaker. Critics complained that House of 1000 Corpses was too derivative. Fast forward several years and Zombie turned in a half a good movie with his Halloween remake. Though Zombie flashed some cool ideas with the sequel, his tendency towards ugliness overpowered the […]
February 4, 2020.Reading time 13 minutes.
Last week, Orion Pictures released their adaptation of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale, Hansel and Gretel – Gretel & Hansel. The latest directorial feature from Oz Perkins (The Blackcoat’s Daughter) re-visits a classic horror narrative – the evil witch in the woods. Though vampires, werewolves, and zombie have all enjoyed cycles of mainstream popularity, witches […]