Former White Zombie frontman and one of metal’s most scary performers, Rob Zombie is coming out with a brand new movie, 31.
The Never Gonna Stop singer has previously worked on two fantastically gory and twisted movies, House Of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. Both have a huge cult following and were considered hits and continues to be a Halloween favorite.
Zombie had teased fans with a poster of a bloody clown with the number 31 on it. Speculation was rife that it would form a trilogy to the two previous films. Some said that it was reference to John Wayne Gayce, a notorious serial killer who was known to lure his victims in a clown suit. However, the rocker denied claims, stating that 31 was going to be completely independent from previous works. The title of the movie was supposed to be in reference to October 31, the celebration of Halloween, to which he seems to have an obsession.
So the plot of the movie goes like this: Taking us back to 1975, a group of clowns are traveling from one venue to the next, when they are ambushed and attacked. Only a handful are left alive and are taken to an abandoned location, where they are forced to play a sinister game called “31” to fight for their lives. They must go through a maze and are are meant to fight for survival against their captors’ attempts at torture and barbaric murder. It is seen that these demented clowns laugh at their hope of ever escaping the house of horrors. Among other actors, the movie also stars Rob Zombie’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie.
The man has sought crowdfunding twice in order to be “outside the system”. He is believed to have said: “If you want to do stuff outside the system, you’ve got to function outside the system”. The film itself is gory with “sadistic graphic violence, bizarre sexuality/nudity, pervasive disturbing images and some strong language” along with “strong bloody horror violence, pervasive language, sexual content and drug use” by the Motion Picture Association of America.
The film was first released at the Sundance Festival on January 23, 2016 and will be commercially released on September 16, 2016.