Since the release of the mysterious poster and video for his new upcoming film 31, Rob Zombie has been very tight lipped about the whole project. Today, he launched a campaign on a crowd funding site called FanBacked.com where he has released some information on the plot.
Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man… a game called 31. 31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours. Who are the opponents? Well… a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as THE HEADS. They come in all shapes and sizes and each grows nastier than the last. What kind of film is this you ask? It is a fast paced, mean dirty film for those who like it rough. Get ready for a sick piece of celluloid! This is some hardcore business for the blood-thirsty gore hounds.
As of now, there are no other announcements as far as casting, but the IMDB page has Rob’s lovely wife Sheri Moon Zombie listed as a star of the film. Whether this is true or not has yet to be confirmed.
Rob has chosen to have 31crowd funded by his fans. To help bring Rob’s new gory vision to life, visit the 31 FanBacked Campaign. There are 60 days left to fund the film, and much like other crowd funding sites, there are many great incentives for donating to the cause, and might I say, Rob has some fantastic incentives. The FanBacked site also includes interviews with Rob discussing 31.
King of shock rock and gruesome films Mr. Rob Zombie will be returning to the horror scene with a new film, 31. After mixed reviews about his last film, Lords of Salem, 31 is receiving a lot of buzz. Fans are going crazy about what could potentially be in store in this new film. A couple of months ago, Rob released a teaser to his new film and rumors started flying. Speculations about 31 have the film being a prequel to House of 1000 Corpses, a film about Captain Spaulding and even Zombie’s third installment of Halloween.
Unlike all of the previous Rob Zombie productions, details surrounding 31 have been very hush hush. No plot has been released nor any casting announcements. The only details that have been released as of now is that the film will take place on Halloween night, which has led to Halloween 3 rumors. Rob shot down the Captain Spaulding rumors in a recent interview stating that 31 will have nothing to so with House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects or Captain Spaulding. He guarantees a totally new idea and it will have nothing to do with his previous films. The only other detail that is known for sure is that Rob is hoping to start filming in the fall. All other details will remain a secret…….for now.
Although the majority of the rumors have been shot down, fans are still foaming at the mouth for more details and coming up with their own theories surrounding the film. My theory, 31 will be a new film all to itself and be freestanding from his other work. Since Lords of Salem received a lot of bad reviews, I think this will be his redemption film to show everyone that he’s still got it.
I however would not be 100% shocked if this is a film about Captain Spaulding or his Halloween 3. After all, after his 2007 adaptation of Halloween, he did say he was not going to do another Halloween movie yet he released Halloween II two years later in 2009. Only time will tell, but I am sure that 31 will amaze whether it is a continuation of something or it really is a brand new idea. I for one love the route he is taking to promote the film, absolute secrecy. It is a brilliant tactic and I applaud Mr. Zombie for not being like every other writer/director spoiling the film for everyone before they even see it.