Rob Zombie Reveals That His Next Horror Flick Takes Place On Halloween

Rob Zombie fans will be happy to hear that the metal-musician-turned-horror-director isn’t pulling a James Wan on his next project. A horror project is definitely on the platter for Mr. Zombie. In fact, Rob is stepping back from Broad Street Bullies because of financial delays and is moving forward with 31, an original horror flick that he plans to start shooting in the fall.

In a recent interview with Radio Metal about 31, Rob also squashes the rumor about the movie being a prequel to House of 1000 Corpses. However, he reveals it will take place on Halloween and features a clown unlike anything we have seen before. Hint, the clown has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig).

You can check out the partial interview below to get the latest scoop on 31. Or follow this link for the full interview.

On the title of 31 and whether it’s a prequel:

31, yeah, because it takes place on October 31st.

No, it’s totally different. All I can tell you is that it’s a completely original idea, it’s something new. It’s not based on anything. I’ll start shooting the movie in the fall. So hopefully starting from October, I’ll start shooting it. For right now, I’m going to keep the details secret. But it’s not based on anything.

On whether the clown image in the teaser video is related to Captain Spaulding in any way:

Well, he doesn’t really look like him, I think. There’s a clown thing in the movie, but it has nothing to do with Captain Spaulding. And what is in the movie doesn’t look like Captain Spaulding either, maybe the people think the poster does but the movie won’t.

On why 31 is his next movie over his hockey project, Broad Street Bullies:

Well, it really didn’t have anything to do with not being ready. It’s all about money, you know. We didn’t have the money yet to do the hockey film. And someone decided that they would give me the money to do the other film, so I said, ‘OK, I’ll do this one first and come back to do the other one later.’ Because I didn’t want to just sit around for years trying to get the movie made, because that’s how it goes sometimes, you know. Sometimes it takes a long time to get a movie made, and I didn’t want to wait. And every time I plan a movie another movie is the one I make. You know, they’re very expensive to make. So, as soon as I told someone the idea for 31, they were like, ‘Oh! We’ll give you the money for that! Let do it!’ So I was like, ‘OK! I’ll do that first and then I’ll come back to the other movie!’

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