We gave you an early Halloween treat when we broke the news that Rob Zombie was prepping to shoot a follow-up to his The Devil’s Rejects (2005), his sequel to House of 1,000 Corpses (2003) that followed the murderous, backwoods Firefly family as they hit the road in an attempt to escape a vengeful police force. Then, we revealed that Zombie was targeting a March shoot for the next installment, which at the time we were told would be titled The Devil’s Rejects 2: 3 From Hell. Now, Zombie has confirmed Bloody Disgusting’s news on his official Instagram:
As we explained before, the title offers a possible explanation as to how the Firefly family returns from the grave.
The Devil’s Rejects, arguably Zombie‘s best film, ended in a hail of bullets that gave homage to Bonnie and Clyde. In the scene, Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), Otis (Bill Moseley), and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) drive directly into a shootout that ends all of their lives. Before Jason Lives, Jason Voorhees was human. Is it possible that 3 From Hell implies that the film will take a supernatural u-turn?
In our previous report, we were hearing that Zombie was in negotiations with Saban Films and Lionsgate to release the sequel in theaters, VOD, and home video. Zombie distributed his crowd-sourced 31 through both companies, which is why this deal makes a whole lot of sense.