Bloody Disgusting reader ‘Travis E.’ just tipped me off to this absolutely fantastic interview with Rob Zombie. While it’s brief, it’s shockingly honest, and reveals quite a bit about the shock rocker-turned-horror director.
Before we get into the meat of the interview, there’s some news on his next project, which will be horror-themed. While he said he was done with the genre, he had an idea that brought him back…
“I was working on this thing called Broad Street Bullies, which was a hockey film, but that got put on the backburner because something else popped up,” he told 3 News. “I think it’s something fans of the other stuff will like. Probably fans of The Devil’s Rejects will enjoy the most. It’s not connected to that film but it’s more on that headspace.”
What’s truly interesting is Zombie’s shocking confession – that’s he’s kind of burnt out of horror. “Now, I don’t even know if I like it as much as I used to,” he revealed, “as I spend so much time doing it, that if I actually sat down to watch a movie that would probably be the last thing I’d choose to watch!”
I can actually sympathize with this as writing about horror 365 days a year for 13 years makes you occasionally want to sit down and watch a comedy, but horror is still always pulsing in my veins, hence Zombie’s return to the genre.
Continuing with his confessions, Zombie also reveals (openly for the first, I believe) that he perceives House of 1,000 Corpses as a failure. “The first film [I directed], which people seems to love, is just a calamitous mess. Well, when it came out it seemed like everyone hated it. Now everyone acts like it’s beloved in some way. All I see is flaw, upon flaw, upon flaw… upon flaw.”
Zombie opens up quite a bit more in the interview, which can be read in full by clicking here. THIS is the Rob Zombie I love, and I hope he keeps this honest, fierce and focused face going forward.
Mutha f*cking Friday is upon us! So you know what that means, right? Time to get twisted up in here! For this week we’re heading back pre-millenium to 1999 for Marilyn Manson‘s “Coma White” video. The video mimics the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy with Manson playing JFK and then-fiancee Rose McGowan playing Jacqueline Kennedy. It was highly controversial upon release due to the coincidental events that took place at the same time: the Columbine High School shootings and the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr.
The video also features Matthew McGrory, who fans might recognize as Tiny from House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects.
Danny Trejo (Machete), Bill Moseley (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects), and actors from the TV show Holliston, including Joe Lynch, were tossed into a meat grinder during GWAR‘s performance at the Rock N Shock horror convention in Worcester, MA on Oct. 13th. Singer Oderus Urungus is a regular cast member of the show.
While there isn’t the usual waterfall of blood spraying out into the crowd, it’s still a fun treat to see these actors have such a good time. You can see footage of the brutal, senseless violence below. READ MORE
Bloody-Disgusting is beyond excited to bring you the exclusive music video premiere for Nekrogoblikon‘s “No One Survives”, which comes from their 2011 album Stench. Directed by Brandon Dermer and with effects from Mark Villalobos from the special FX company Monster Effects (Devil’s Rejects, MTV’s Death Valley), the video shows a lonely goblin who is desperately seeking the attention of the beautiful Kayden [Kayden Kross], a woman with whom he works. However, the nefarious Brad is constantly getting in the way. It all leads up to a finish that will not be forgotten any time soon!
This video is absurd amounts of fun and I can’t recommend you checking it out enough! Show your friends. Show your family. Hell, show a complete stranger! READ MORE
This guy just premiered at the Rob Zombie/Megadeth show last night at the PNC Bank Arts Center in New Jersey, the trailer for The Lords of Salem! If I’m not mistaken this is the first non-sequel, non-remake Rob Zombie movie in 7 years!
“The story is about a local DJ who mistakenly unleashes a hellish curse on the town. 300 years earlier on the very streets of Salem that the townspeople walk on today, innocent folks were rounded up from their homes, convicted of being witches and sentenced to death. The Lords of Salem ran the town with an iron fist, but four witches who were tortured and killed in secrecy vowed that one day they would be back for revenge.” Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Dern, Sheri Moon Zombie, Dee Wallace, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ken Foree, Bruce Davidson, Christopher Knight, Michael Berryman and Sid Haig all star.
The quality right now is, of course, VERY shaky. Zombie’s podium is blocking the screen for the first bit (I thought podiums were Manson’s thing), but once the camera pans to the side you can see a some decent footage. It takes place right before “Dragula”. Thanks to YouTube user WrongWayFiend1331 for posting.
Update: May 13th, 934AM PST – We’ve got a better version, courtesy of vwall10411. READ MORE