Heavy metal artist turned filmmaker Rob Zombie, director of horror classics House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween and more is back with his new film 31, and this time he’s crowd sourcing on Fanbacked.com. Zombie says that his new film was inspired by his love of Halloween and that he learned that more people go missing on the holiday than any other day of the year. Zombie’s films have pushed boundaries, featuring a constant barrage of ugly imagery and grisly violence pulled straight from 70s grindhouse cinema, but it sounds like 31 might just be his most hardcore film yet. In the video where Zombie describes his intentions with the film, he says that 31 is more similar to The Devil’s Rejects than any of his other films and that he’ll take the vibe of that film to the “next level”.
It’s great to here that Zombie is going for more a Devil’s Rejects feel with 31 since it is arguably the director’s best film to date (although there is a small contingent that find Halloween II to be a really interesting film). The concept art is extremely gritty and dark, featuring nudity, muscular killer clowns, and chainsaws, giving us a good idea of how grisly the film will be. Rewards for backers include signed posters, DVDs, tickets to the cast and crew screening, props from some of Zombie’s past films, and for the those willing to shell out the big bucks at $10,000, an executive producer credit.
From Rob Zombie on the film’s Fanbacked page;
Welcome to my next film. It is called 31. It is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man… a game called 31.
31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours.
Who are the opponents? Well… a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as THE HEADS. They come in all shapes and sizes and each grows nastier than the last.
For more on the project, including artwork and featured rewards for backers, visit the film’s page here.