Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Rob Zombie is a one-of-a-kind force to be reckoned with, a provocateur who marches to the beat of his own techno-tribal drum machine. The shock-rocker-turned-filmmaker has been polarizing horror audiences since he burst onto the scene with 2003’s House of 1000 Corpses. The film gave Bill Mosley’s career a surge and gave us horror icon Captain Spaulding (played by Sid Haig). The years that followed would see Zombies 2 Halloween reboots come to fruition, along with The Devil’s Rejects and Lords of Salem.
While all of his films are equally reviled and revered, none seemed quite as divisive as Zombie’s most recent, 2016’s retro clown-horror 31. Even hardcore Zombie boosters seemed uncertain what exactly to make of it. It should be noted, however, that most of those who loved 31 consider it equal to the filmmaker’s best.
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Whether you were enthralled by 31 or merely intrigued by Zombie’s visionary creative process, you’ll want to check out In Hell Everybody Loves Popcorn. It’s a documentary about the making of 31, and it clocks in at a staggering 4+ hours! The documentary comes with a rerelease of 31 that now includes director’s commentary, and it’s available exclusively through iTunes. Pick up a copy for yourself, if you are so inclined, HERE.
If you haven’t seen 31 yet, check out the trailer and synopsis below.
Official Synopsis: Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs. The film stars Malcolm McDowell, Richard Brake, and Jeff Daniel Phillips.
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