Rob Zombie, in a recent and brief interview, revealed that his next project will in fact be horror-related. Not too long ago, Zombie said he was done with the horror genre and that his next film was going to be the hockey film, Broad Street Bullies. This is actually kind of ironic because Kevin Smith said he was going to retire after his hockey film, Hit Something, but ended up making several other films while he waited for that one to be green-lit.
This is what Zombie has said about it: “I was working on this thing called Broad Street Bullies, which was a hockey film, but that got put on the backburner because something else popped up, I think it’s something fans of the other stuff will like. Probably fans of The Devil’s Rejects will enjoy it the most. It’s not connected to that film, but it’s more on that headspace.”
During the interview, Rob Zombie revealed that he is getting burnt out on horror, saying, “Now, I don’t even know if I like it as much as I used to, as I spend so much time doing it that if I actually sat down to watch a movie that would probably be the last thing I’d choose to watch!” He also made the confession that he is not a fan of House of 1,000 Corpses, saying that, “The first film [I directed], which people seem to love, is just a calamitous mess. Well, when it came out it seemed like everyone hated it. Now everyone acts like it’s beloved in some way. All I see is flaw, upon flaw, upon flaw… upon flaw.”
I am personally a fan of Rob Zombie, even if his debut film is flawed but yet still highly entertaining. Even though some genre fans aren’t that into his work, I think his contributions to horror cannot be ignored. Check out the interview by following the link below.