Rob Zombie's '31' Receives an R-Rating - Bloody Disgusting!

Rob Zombie’s ’31’ Receives an R-Rating

ROB ZOMBIE's 31 | image via Alchemy and Sundance

Two weeks ago, we reported that Rob Zombie’s upcoming horror film 31 received the dreaded NC-17 rating from the MPAA not once but twice! Now it seems that enough alterations were made for the rating board to issue a more theater-safe R, although it’s still going to feature, “strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use.”

In the Halloween-themed slasher, “Five friends are kidnapped on the day before Halloween and are held hostage in a terrifying place named Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31, in which the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.

31, which stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and even Meg Foster, will premiere at Sundance later this month.

  • Gavin Dobbs

    They took out the bizarre sexuality. It looks like I might have been right and the chainsaw dildo had to go.

    • eli

      Yup. And no more sadistic or graphic violence (though I’m sure there still will be), or any(?) disturbing images. The MPAA is hilarious…………… ly stupid.

    • Wait. What? There was a chainsaw dildo?

      • Gavin Dobbs

        First picture, second row. One highlighting Lew Temple. Rob Zombie was teasing a bunch of people on his Facebook a few months ago when he released it. So a bunch of us were guessing, and he kept saying we were getting warmer the more sexually violent we got. He finally broke down and said there was a woman chained to the bed in the picture, and in the original picture you can JUST see her feet.

    • I Am Colossus

      Too bad, maybe he’ll crowd fund another movie and ill have a chance at buying that chainsaw dildo

  • huntermc

    Unnecessary censorship – yet another reason why I don’t bother going to see movies in the theaters. I’ll wait for the unrated director’s cut on Bluray.

    • WellDoneProductions

      Exactly. There’s always the “uncut” version waiting in the wings.

    • Kyle

      You think Rob Zombie wanted to censor this? It was not his idea at all to censor it. You’re lucky he was even able to get it released or even get a studio to accept it. The guy had to fight with MPAA just to get an R. And as a country that does a huge nose dive every year round, Zombie is very lucky on his part that anyone who might have been sensitive, didn’t force him to scrap this flick or force him to do a *Family friendly* clean version. So wait all you want for the unrated cut, I’m happy Rob gets to release something, despite this issue.

      If you listen to KRXQ, Radio announcer Rob says “We live in should land, where you should be able to do what you want, unfortunately you have those who are trying to take away any and or/ whatever rights you do have left away.”

      • huntermc

        No, of course I don’t think Rob Zombie wants to censor his movie, or his music. Censorship of any kind is far more offensive than anything that’s ever been in a horror film.

  • Brad Elsmore

    I really hope he didn’t have to tame it down too much…hopefully we’ll get an uncut bluray release!

    • Jack Derwent

      I think he told the backers in the chat last year that the Blu-ray release would be uncut.

  • Oldnewbie

    Looks like another “House of a 1000 Corpses”. Freaky creeps killing people in freaky ways. In poorly lit basements.

    • The Pig

      …and another H2. And another “Devil’s Rejects.” Zzzzz.

      • I Am Colossus

        Shush, your butt is bleeding from the hurt

        • Dom Mothman O’Sullivan

          You’re the most whiny butthurt bitch here. you reply to ever fucking post get a fucking life you cunt.

          • I Am Colossus

            Man none of that shit is true! Hahahaha dumbass, there are whole weeks that I can’t load a comment section on this site, let alone care about half the crap they post about, hey, your Supergirl cape is falling out of your underwear and covered in shit stain. Clean yourself up before you talk shit to others asshole.

        • James J.J. Carter

          Somebody complaining about movies that suck aren’t “butt-hurt”, that’s a term for people who are personally insulted by things that don’t have to do with themselves… like you, for example, feeling so insulted that someone wouldn’t like the same thing as you. That’s dictionary-definition butthurt. Don’t take it so hard, it’s not about you or your, uh, ‘Colossus’, heh-heh. Like a shrimpy-dink with a lamborghini…

          • I Am Colossus

            Whoa, I can’t read all that. Either I’m too dumb or youre too boring.

          • James J.J. Carter

            Yeah, it’s because you’re so fucking stupid that you can’t even understand a simple expression like ‘butt-hurt’, so I wouldn’t expect you to understand things MORE complex than that. Don’t worry, you can probably get disability payments to help you out in life.

          • I Am Colossus

            Whoa, I really got slammed by your creativity and knowledge. I’ll just have to go on living as though I don’t give a fuck about your hack opinions, shouldn’t be too hard. I mean they are just hack opinions aren’t they?

          • James J.J. Carter

            You don’t even know what ‘butthurt’ means; that’s all that needs to be said. My brilliance has nothing to do with your idiocy… except to spotlight it. Go ahead and keep crying baby, put on the preparation H. Don’t you have a zombie movie you should be jerking off to?

          • TH3J4CK4L

            Don’t worry he always says everyone’s dumb when they try to explain things to him.

          • I Am Colossus

            I say im dumb too, so just relax madam

          • I Am Colossus

            Im stupid? Then why are you the person explaining the terminology for, “butt-hurt”? Really? You are soooooo smart but not above wasting that time so you ,”dont”, look like a butt hurt whiner.

  • Wax

    Can’t wait for that one!!

  • James Milb

    Feel good movie of the year?

  • Some of these pics look artistically cool. Huge Zombie fun. I love how he presents his horror – it is more violent (and bloody too) rather than limps and buckets of blood everywhere. However, it is is depiction that is painfully realistic. Halloween 2 had some really brutal kills (although not too much blood). I prefer that approach. This one despite me really want to see it seems to be going towards gore. Hope I am not disappointed!

    • J Jett

      doomas10, i agree that the kills in H2 was INCREDIBLY brutal and disturbing (in a great way!). it was so heartbreaking and terrifying seeing Octavia Spencer’s poor Nurse Daniels stabbing attack/murder.

      • And Annie, do not forget Annie!

        • J Jett

          oh most definitely Annie’s death was so well done/heartbreaking that it had me tearing up big time when i saw it in the theaters!

        • The Pig

          Ooh, yeah, that’s right! RZ had to show her who’s boss! She survived the first brutal attack–and had the audacity to improve herself and eat whole wheat pizza! So RZ had to take her down and brutalize her big time. (You know that Giant Bearded Ogre Hobo Michael Michael Myers was a fantasy extension of RZ’s person, don’t you?) SICKO!

          • I Am Colossus

            Um, you know he wrote that fact into the script right? The character of Annie isnt a real person, she was made up in the directors mind. You have weird issues, theyre funny.

  • The Pig

    Oooh! More homicidal white trash. More gratuitous profanity. And more Sheri Moon Zombie. Oh, yeah, and don’t forget the rape–Rob Zombie likes the rape. Sounds like a wonderful film (for deranged young men).

    • Jack Derwent

      Are you triggered by A Song of Ice and Fire too?

    • I Am Colossus

      Pig rape? Could it be pig rape?

      • huntermc

        C’mon now, squeal!

    • Darksaga

      and it will be glorious!

    • MYJ Krueger

      And more butthurt from people who can’t move on to something they like.

      • The Pig

        You’re butthurt ‘cuz I criticized your boyfriend’s films! Bahahahaha!

        • MYJ Krueger

          See you at the next 31 article! Retard.

          • The Pig

            Duh duy! Poopie poopie poopie poopie! Derrr herrr herrrrr!

  • TH3J4CK4L

    It’s like the MPAA watched it and called a recess,whereupon each board member laughed hard with each other ,saying aloud “there’s no way this pile of crap could ever be mistaken for either art or graphic violence. What say you, should we vote?” The response to this came from the female board member who spoke .”Woah..woah..woah wait a minute here
    we cannot just go slapping an Nc-17 rating on this? Another member spoke. ” and why’s that?” The female board member pushed her rolling chair back from the table replying with, “and give every other Nc-17 film a bad rep. Knock it down to R . they haven’t been having a good year for horror.” -true Hollywood story.

    • I Am Colossus

      Nobody read this whole pile of jibbyjab you wrote

      • TH3J4CK4L

        Well ,sadly ya did because for you to deem it a pile of jibbyjab you had to have read it.

        • I Am Colossus

          That made absolutely no sense. If I refer to a foreign language as jibbyjab, does that automatically mean I understand it? Jackass

          • TH3J4CK4L

            Wow. You do not make sense. Read my sentence again,what you wrote and you,sir,do not make any sense. You were not referring to a foreign language but what I wrote. The term jibberjabber refers to nonsensical and not understandable words,but clearly my post is quite the opposite as it is me depicting a ridiculous discussion involving the MPAA on zombies film. Hope I cleared that up for you 😉 also you do understand if you can follow up with an argument to the same “nonsensical’ dialogue. I might be a jackass,but it still beats being a dumbass.

          • I Am Colossus

            Motherfucker man! Lol im not reading it ok! You dont make sense because you pointed out i obviously did something with no proof and a weak argument to back it up, get it?

          • TH3J4CK4L

            I can’t be bothered to argue with you just as you can’t be bothered to read. I’ll leave the rest of the comments space for those that have something to put forward,be it criticism or compliment. It detracts from the discussion.

          • I Am Colossus

            God bless you, your sacrifice to the struggle was greatly needed and appreciated.

  • Calavera Sonriente

    This whole concept or censorship is terribly outdated and needs to be reformed as soon as possible; in both the US and in EUR. Establishing fake lines which can’t be crossed in fictitious pieces of art is completely ridiculous and highly subjective! The only result is that movies like this one aren’t shown in the form their directors intended and fans have to wait for an unrated release…

    31 is one of my most anticipated horror movies nevertheless, and I hope we’ll get a trailer soon. I’m expecting to like it as much as Rejects and Lords (which is a lot…).

    • Jack Derwent

      I don’t have a problem with a rating system but the MPAA should be overhauled. Too much of it is subjective — I.E. stuff like ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ and ‘The Conjuring’ are rated R because they’re ‘too scary’ when films like the Insidious movies are way more violent and graphic and they get a PG-13. If there was objective criteria as opposed to anonymous people judging it on subjective material like thematic elements maybe I could get behind it.

    • wehoaks

      It isn’t censorship. They said here is your rating. ZOMBIE himself cut it down. He didn’t have to. He did it because $$.

      • Calavera Sonriente

        Well, it’s indirect consorship. Of course they don’t cut parts out of the movie themselves. They couldn’t do that without the proper equipment and know how anyway. But they know that most theaters won’t play NC-17 movies, so denying an R rating means a financial disaster for the ones involved in the project. Also, they decide at which point the movie qualifies for an R rating, so they basically decide what can stay in and what has to go. Sounds like censorship to me…. rating is a euphemism in this context.

        • wehoaks

          Still not censorship.

          • Calavera Sonriente

            I disagree. But ok….

          • wehoaks

            You disagree with a fact? Okay, cool.

          • Calavera Sonriente

            I disagree with what you think is a fact…

          • wehoaks

            That and you disagree with an actual fact.

  • I just want to point out that I have trouble getting to the comment sections on certain articles. I click the ‘Comments’ button but nothing loads. Not all articles but some. Just giving you a heads up

  • I Am Colossus

    Aw man, too bad, cant wait for that NC17 version

    • The Pig

      Oh, I bet you can’t–you sick twist!

      • I Am Colossus

        Yea…..i cant, so im sick, ok

  • Heather Rutledge

    Can he ever make a film with out his wife? Only thing I ever find scary or terrifying is her acting abilities….most horrific thing is he keeps casting her. Christ! She couldn’t act her way off main stage at the titty bar….oh wait a minute…yeah she did.

    • I Am Colossus

      Hahahahaha youre so witty and original, too abd these horror movies arent as original as your comments.

      • DasCool

        Her acting is TERRIBLE. It’s just a statement of fact

        • Bill Agans

          No, that’s an opinion.

        • I Am Colossus

          About as terrible as any other hack actress in a fucking horror movie. She does a hell of a lot better than most of them anyway. That’s a terrible opinion, not a fact of terrible acting.

        • wehoaks

          Uh oh you just ignited the wrath of a man that can’t live near schools or parks.

          • I Am Colossus

            Really? Wehole? Missing your catfished friends, so youre going to continue to act like you dont embarrass yourself? Hush before you get crushed like a roach under a sledghammer girlfriend.

        • MYJ Krueger

          No one seems to feel that way besides people online like yourself who continue to dwell on movies and people they hate.

    • HorrorMovieFanNY

      I’d watch Sheri recite the alphabet from a brown sack…really?? Jealous….? It’s a freakin Zombie horror movie. Notoriously comedic and disturbingly GORY….he is allowed..this is a free country and supports ALL artistic expression last I knew..if you don’t like his film style or Sheri’s acting…DONT WATCH!! Not like it’s being pumped into your living room!!!!!
      I’m sure you could find something else to concern yourself with….(well one would hope, since you are so passionate and wise).

    • inmyslumber

      Plenty of directors use the same pool of actors in their film. John Carpenter did it in the 70s/80s, Quentin Tarantino and Wes Anderson do it now.

      • Daniel Anderson

        Yeah but they’re not a rockstar whose trying to take old concepts and turn them into gore porn. I don’t like him as a rock star. I liked his initial movies but they’ve become hit and miss after Halloween 2. I’m looking forward to checking this out but not sure what to expect.

    • Chris Davis

      terrible actors are what make horror movies enjoyable. never once have I said to myself. “man, that guy/girl they cast has like 30 Oscars, this movie is gonna be sweet!”

    • Johnny Nonny

      Doesn’t change the fact that you’re retarded.

      • The Pig

        Oooooh!

      • wehoaks

        You’re simple.

    • Mark

      I completely agree with you, shes too damn ditzy for my liking, and that is my opinion, and gives the impression as I am the center of attention/spoiled brat

      • Daniel Anderson

        Although that did work in House of 1k corpses cause she was a pretty spoiled brat…that liked to kill people.

    • He´s like the late Dario Argento.
      Never film something without your own daughter in it.

  • Mindy Rhodes

    Can’t wait!!!

  • Scott D Sillen

    It has to be better than Lords Of Salem…

    • PsychoMantis18

      LoS was sweet.

    • Vickie Hager

      i sure hope so

    • Johnny Nonny

      No imagination. You must be like the hollywood critics. Full of nothing but hate. lol.

      • wehoaks

        No imagination is Zombie’s nickname.

    • eli

      Then it’d be his best film.

    • Scott D Sillen

      I expected mucho because his first two flix kicked a$$!

  • JoeyRamone

    So, basically it’s just House of 1000 Corpses with a couple more clowns

  • Seal Clubber

    All his movies are kind of starting to blend together for me …. same stable of actors, same grimy feel, a heavy dose of clown in many of them for some reason …. It looks like no one showered in any of them for about a year, and, if I had to guess, every third word spoken will be “fuck”.

    I like Zombies movies – yes, even LOS – but, man …. time to try a different esthetic / type of horror maybe?

    • eli

      He’s created a new horror subgenre… “white trash horror”. And I’ll preemptively say I’m not calling his fans white trash.

  • Scootledude

    Love Rob’s aesthetic, and his films bring it to life. The storytelling comes secondary to absorbing his vibe and rooting for his passion.

  • Monica Heilman

    Blood is not as bad as all the naked people man….why can’t they make good horror movies with out making it a trashy porn horror movie?

  • wehoaks

    So weird that they filmed this in a town without running water or soap.

  • John Barrie

    Looks like it could be pretty sweet. I didn’t make it through LOS, but The Devil’s Rejects is one of my favorite horror films and both of the Halloween movies were decent. I don’t really care about Sherri’s acting. She was fine in House/Rejects, and while she didn’t work for me as a lead in LOS it isn’t like horror acting needs to be Shakespearean. As long as she isn’t the sole lead it won’t be an issue, and nobody gets mad at someone for opening a bed and breakfast with their spouse–it’s cool that they’ve found a way to spend time together while chasing their passions.

  • MYJ Krueger

    Let me say something corky and cool about a movie i think will be shit to get a thumbs up (my asshole from other assholes).

  • Robert a Bb

    looks like a devil rejects kinda movie so far

  • Nahuel Benvenuto

    shame that Zombie movies are not released in theaters, i hope is good or at least entertainning

    • Nahuel Benvenuto

      oh, and is so illuminati!