Wednesday, August 10, 2011

A corpse keeps kicking ass

Walton Goggins and RZ back in the day on the set of 1000 Corpses

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES in 3D is BACK for 2011 !

Get ready to scream because it's back! HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES the maze in 3D returns this HALLOWEEN to UNIVERSAL'S HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS!

Last year's maze was voted #1 by you as the highest rated maze of the Halloween season so it is back! HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES the MAZE opens SEPTEMBER 23rd and runs through OCTOBER 31st. This one not to be missed.

Captain Spaulding’s Museum of Monsters and Madmen, the world’s deadliest tourist trap, will be the setting for a nightmarish 3D world of carnage and chaos created by a preeminent master of contemporary horror as “Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision” is presented at Universal Studios Hollywood’s “Halloween Horror Nights®” event, where the legends of horror will come to life.

The 2010 “Halloween Horror Nights” event at Universal Studios Hollywood will offer spine-chilling new mazes based upon the horror genre’s most compelling characters. Rob Zombie and other top artists are collaborating with Universal Studios Hollywood in the creation of new mazes, “scare zones” and backlot experiences.

“Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses: In 3D ZombieVision,” an original concept based on the cult smash film “House Of 1000 Corpses” will offer Halloween Horror Nights guests the opportunity to don 3D glasses for an up-close-and-personal three-dimensional encounter with the world’s most infamous serial killers. Guests will travel through the world of Capt. Spaulding, Baby, Otis and Dr. Satan experiencing Zombie’s iconic creations - “live” and in 3D. Fans of “House of 1000 Corpses” will feel at home walking through the Firefly family residence, the “Museum of Monsters and Madmen” and Dr. Satan’s lair.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


One of the ladies from HALLOWEEN 2 has a birthday today. Haddonfield's tattooed, foul-mouth freak Angela Trimbur.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Everyone's favorite fucking clown and our good buddy Sid has some candles to deal with today. All the best to this amazing guy.

Friday, July 1, 2011


Hot off the press! Here is a look at a new bit of nasty LORDS OF SALEM business straight from Wayne Toth's SFX shop. I wonder who's sitting on that thing?


The original Mamma Firefly turns 72 today.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011



When I say to you, prospective audience, this, the most anticipated MASTERPEICE is everything to every demo-you must believe. You need laughs, SCARY CLOWN gots it in spades. But if you need a date nite with your old lady-SCARY CLOWN delivers the Romance AND Pathos with a CRYBABY named RENEE, that will break your heart and your HEUVOS! Fellas, “she’s got the squeezebox that makes the grown man cry!” I serious! After a session with RENEE my privates looked like a bowl of CALIMARI TAR TAR! No really!
Please enjoy a dish of estrogen with your gal in this, the EXCLUSIVE #6 courtesy of Waaa, Waaa, Waaa What’s Her Name?…I joking…no I serious, I already forgot her name again…enjoy. Prego.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Our good buddy William Forsythe hits 56 today! Happy Birthday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


What the fuck is Wayne Toth working on now? More nasty business for Lords. And to answer your questions... YES! There will be a lot of tits in the film as seen in the pics below.


If poor old Annie Brackett had survived today would be her birthday. Oh well, maybe it was just a flesh wound.

After a long night of beating the crap out of Annie.

Monday, May 30, 2011


Our crazy little buddy MICHAEL J. POLLARD turns 72 today! I can't believe it. I love this guy and he was one of the first people I cast when HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES got the green light.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


RZ and Jeanne Carmen on the set of 1000 Corpses. This very weird scene that was cut from the final film.

You might remember Jeanne from THE MONSTER OF PIEDRAS BLANCAS.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Well, shit the bed! The SPAULDING BOBBLEHEADS are back! Get one today at

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Today is everyone's favorite rejected maid's birthday.


Janthony94 said...
As the greatest horror director, and the great feedback from Halloween, would you remake Nightmare on Elm street, or create a film based on the manson murders, or a snuff film perhaps?

Nightmare On Elm St. has already been remade, I love the idea of making a movie on the Manson murders but there are already too many in production so the idea is kind of beat. Are you sure you know what a snuff film is?

RG said...
Hi Rob,
Were you aware that your name is on the official "Welcome to Haverhill" street sign in Haverhill MA?:
What's the story behind that?

Yes, I am aware. I have not seen it in person, but I've seen a picture. I have no idea how that came about. It just popped up one day. Pretty cool though.

Franky said...
Hi again. I just have to ask another question...don't wanna be pushy but that's what you get for caring about your fans :)
I'd really like to know what you think of Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Spike Lee. Do you like their movies? Their attitudes? And would you like to team up with them (or one of them) for a movie project? As a movie enthusiast I just have to know this...

I think all three of those guys are cool and have made great films. I already got to team with Quentin and Robert on GRINDHOUSE. I don't see a Spike Lee team-up in my future.

thiswaytheend said...
As a Rocky Horror fan, would you ever consider casting Tim Curry a part in one of your future films?

Sure. I think he's awesome. I've always loved Rocky Horror ever since I first saw in back in 1980.

Jeeva said...
Well, I have two more technical questions.

The first regarding your choice of aspect ratio for your films. With the exception of the first 'Halloween' you shoot all your films in 1.85:1. Is that the one you prefer? And was it your choice to shoot 'Halloween' in scope or did the producers demand that?

I love that you shoot your stuff on good old fashioned film, since it's got a lot more texture and life in it. What do you think about shooting digital and the whole 3D craze that's going on?

I don't remember why I shot Halloween in a different aspect ratio, it wasn't a producer call.

As far as digital, I may try it out soon, how knows. 3D is fine for some movies, but not every movie. I think it is a cool gimmick should be used on the films that need it.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011


If birthday boy Sean Whelan proves anything in these shots ... don't stop to pick up screaming bloody girls on dark back roads.


hitmbig said...
As I asked for Halloween back on Myspace, how much if any CGI will be used in the new film. I motherfucking hate CGI with a passion in films. It causes to much attention change from the film to 'damn that shit looks fuckin' fake'. Love the films you make as evidence by the tattoo I showed you last summer keep it up.

At this time there are no plans to use any CGI in LORDS. I am not a fan of it although I think it can be very effective it used in very subtle ways. But no one uses it that way. To me most live action films are basically turning into animated films. I also think even great actors come off as stiff and awkward when shot on a green screen.

thiswaytheend said...
what was your reaction to the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre during your first viewing? where did you watch it?

The first time I saw Chainsaw was back in 1981( I think) at the 8th Street Playhouse in NYC (amazing theater). I was blown away. I love every second of it and still do.

Juan J. Espinoza said...
I've read around the net that House of 1000 Corpses was originally a 105 minutes film. Did you cut that in order to get distribution? or was just a matter of making the film better regardless you got a distribution deal or not?

Truthfully I don't remember. I was a long time ago. I do remember a couple missing scenes, one with Baby covered in blood standing over Bill dead body and a few other things.

Blodhorn said...
what is the most important in a Rob Zombie's movie: the story? the message? the subversif meaning, the characters or the possibility of improve your technicity?

The characters. If the characters in a film are interesting I can watch them do just about anything. Most of the time I get bored with films because they are so special effects and plot driven that they forget to create any interesting characters.

coigoodman said...
hi im currently preparing to go to college to study music and film would you happen to know what degree i would need to write music and make music videos? as in direct and produce.... i eventually want to do music and film separately i keep tryin to find out but no one hs any answers for me :\ and im really serious about it i just dont want to look like an idiot and study all the wrong things lol

The reality of the business is that no one cares about a college degree unless you want to be a teacher. I have never once in 25 years ever even heard that mentioned by anyone. I personally have never asked anybody that question when hiring for a music project or film because it does not matter at all... at all. All that matters is the work you can do. If your work is good you will get hired, if it sucks you will not. It is that simple.

I don't want to bum you out because obviously going to school and learning is a good idea but don't be fooled by some piece of paper. In the world of "art" it is worthless. Obviously if you wanted to be a doctor then it is a whole other thing. The truth is while you are in school doing your homework some other dude the same age is on-set working as a P.A. Now he might just be running around getting coffee but he is learning more about how things really work. Hope this helps.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Today is big Matt's B-Day. We all miss the big guy.

RZ and Matt on the first day of working on Rejects.


Monday, May 16, 2011


Tsl87 said...
Whose idea was it to put in the footage of Danielle as a child after her death scene in H2? That whole scene was brilliant! The acting, the score... just a perfect scene. Only horror movie that ever made me tear up.

Well, obviously it was my idea. Since it is my movie. Funny you mention it, that is one of the things the studio fucking hated.

JasonZombie said...
Your most watched or favourite zombie movie of all time? Mine personally is George A.Romero's Night of The Living Dead :)

That is a great film, but I think my fav is DAWN OF THE DEAD. I've seen that film at least a couple hundred times.

mario_0821 said...
Hi, Rob. Any chance we will ever hear the song "Little Piggy" off the HOTC soundtrack live? We finnaly got you to play Pussy Liquor, which I was lucky enought to see in Tucson, AZ when you played for 2 hours!

Not anytime soon. Ginger has enough songs to learn I don't want to kill the guy on his first tour.

thekillerawoke said...
I read somewhere once that you moved to New York when you were 18, but you dropped out of school (or got kicked out)... how did you support yourself ? where exactly in NYC did you leave ? Not sure how much of that is true...but it would be interesting to see an answer.

All true. I got kicked out of college and lived on the Lower East side. This was in 1983 so it wasn't the swell place it is today. I worked as a bike messenger mostly, then as a PA on Pee Wee's Playhouse and then finally as a graphic artist for a bunch of porn mags. Then White Zombie signed to Geffen and the band was my job.

LaurieStrode13 said...
Hi Rob. I was wondering, what was your inspiration for the white horse in H2? Thanks.

The inspiration hit one morning while driving to set. I saw a team of white horses running through the mist in a field. It was amazing. By the time I got to set I was looking for a giant white horse to use. Deborah and the white horse in the hallway is one of my favorites images.

Sam Hain said...
How did you enjoy your experience working with Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights? Which of your other movies do you think would make excellent mazes?

The gang at Universal are great. Really true horror fans. Last year's 1000 Corpses maze was a huge, huge it so I am hoping that maybe one day we can do a LORDS OF SALEM maze.

Tsl87 said...
In the van crash scene in H2 when the coroner repeats "fuck" over and over, was that a middle finger to your critics that say you are too vulgar? I think H2 (directors cut) will become a cult classic one day. Some of the best acting I've seen in a horror movie.

No, I don't was film responding to critics. That was just a choice between me and the actor made at that time. I love it because it is awkward, which is exactly how people act when they are hurt. And to anyone that thinks I am vulgar well, go FUCK YOURSELF YOU COCK SUCKING FUCKING CUNT! Ha.

Chris said...
Mr. Zombie, how much of your films are totally your works? As in are they your finished thoughts and you have other writers edit and fine tune them, or do you sit down with a group of folks with just an idea that you all collaborate on?

I am the only writer involved on any of my films except EL SUPERBEASTO which Tom Papa and I wrote together. Although the comic it was based on was written solely by me.

Saturday, May 14, 2011


Thought it was time to repost and see if you have any more questions. Put them here and I will answer them.


Austin said...
Being such a successful musician and film maker, who do you feel was the most important contact you made to get you where you are today? and how lucky do you feel that you get to do two things you love?

I wish I could say there was one special contact that made all the difference, but life doesn't work that way. When I started I knew nothing about anything, I had no friends or relatives in the business of either movies or music. It was basically all struggle and hard work. Music was a long slow climb and the same goes for film. That's way I tell anyone looking for advice that you have to "do it because you have to -- and if you can't -- you would rather be dead". That is how I felt. Most of the time people think that I will give them some magic advise that will give them a short cut, there are no short cuts. I think shows like American Idol have people swayed into thinking that they can win some stupid contest and be a star! I love watching the contestants cry when they get the boot wailing about their dreams. FUCK YOU!

Here is a painful true fact of life, NO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT YOUR DREAM! That is why YOU have to give a fuck until it hurts.

I feel very happy to be where I am, but another truth is that, "the harder I work, the luckier I get." I know it sounds harsh but really that is just the reality of it all.

Martin said...
Hi Rob,

I wanted to ask you if Jesse Dayton gonna make some crazy music for your next movie? Becouse Banjo & Sullivan and Captain Clegg were awesome and it will be nice to hear some new crazy JD's country tunes in The Lord of Salem.

Yes, there will be crazy music but I don't think Jesse will be part of it. I love Jesse's music and the music he has done for me is amazing, but I don't think his style fits the film this time around.

der_kaninchenbau said...
I'm really looking forward to seeing you guys playing here in Germany!! Have you ever considered making a Western or some sort of Blaxploitation movie? Especially a RZ style Western would be a cinematic dream come true...

Yes, I love westerns and have written several western scripts over the years. Someday I will make one for sure. I also love Blaxploitation films and have thought about doing one. I wonder if the world would go for something like that these days?

Mike Kinney said...
When you were on MTV Cribs you said you buy every horror DVD you can get your hands on. Do you still do that? Have you upgraded to blu-ray yet?

I basically buy every DVD I can get my hands on. I only upgrade special films to blu-ray or buy new stuff on that format.

Friday, May 13, 2011


“THE LORD OF SALEM’s SFX master Wayne Toth took a few pictures of the work happening at his shop yesterday. I know you can’t really see much, but come on it’s way too early to give away these things. Take a look and see what you can uncover. “

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


It's Spaulding's world... we just live in it.


RZ and Tom Papa hit the bar after wrapping up LIVE IN NEW YORK CITY.