Full disclosure: I'm a fan of Rob Zombie's big-screen releases...and pretty much anything he does! I thought "House of a 100 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" were pretty kick-ass. I liked his re-make of "Halloween". I didn't like "The Lords of Salem". Maybe I should revisit it in a little more sober mode this time, but I just didn't think it was very good.
Over the weekend I had a chance to check out his new movie "31". There were a few things that never change in Rob's movies. The use of classic rock songs in pivotal points of the movie as I talked with him about in 2013.
Most of his films seem to take place during the 1970's. His movies also have a very real 'out in the boondocks' feel to them. Sheri Moon Zombie always plays a prominate roll, as do other actors that Rob brings back. He's told me in past interviews that it's a comfort thing to him. Here's Rob before the release of "The Lords Of Salem" talking about how some actors just don't do horror films.
In this clip from an interview I did with Rob in April, he talks a little about the troubles he had getting "31" released.
While "31" won't go down as one of my favorite movies of his, it's not my least favorite, either. I did like the movie but because of the things I mentioned, I feel like I've seen it before. I bought it on demand so I might watch it again before it expires on my DVR. If I had to give it a rating I'd say 5 or 6 stars out of 10, which is about what it got on Rotten Tomatoes. Hey, it's Halloween and it's worth seeing right now for that reason alone.