Rob Zombie, the metal god turned filmmaker has put his latest hockey film on the back burner so he can do what he does best – create horror. He was recently interviewed by 3news and speaks rather candidly about his plans. You can read the entire article right here.
Rob tells us, “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.”
That something else is horror…
“I’d been working on this hockey film for over two years, it took so much research and work, and I was literally sitting with someone going, ‘You know, I have this other idea…’ And I said the idea and they go, ‘We’ll make that!’ And I put together a one-line pitch, because I didn’t want to go to pitch meetings and do all that. I’d call them on the phone and go, “Here’s my idea, blah blah blah,’ and they’re like, ‘We’re in!’ So you slave over something for years and it’s still difficult, and you say some crazy thing off the top of your head and they say ‘Where do we sign?’. And that turned into a weird bidding war. And that became the next film.”
What kind of film does Zombie have planned for his rapid fans, included me, who received death threats for a glowing review of The Lords of Salem. I also just got concert tickets for his Louisville, KY show. \m/
“I think it’s something fans of the other stuff will like. Probably fans of The Devil’s Rejects will enjoy the most. It’s not connected to that film but it’s more on that headspace”.
He goes on to discuss critics.
“It’s so odd how people judge things, so I’ve stopped trying to figure it out! The one thing I’ve noticed is that as time goes on, is that nobody likes anything when it’s new. As soon as it’s old, it gets this weird, established gloss to it: ‘Oh, it’s a classic!” Really? I mean, same thing with my band White Zombie, all the reviews for all the records were horrible! Like, ‘Worst Band Ever’ type reviews. Now that’s all the classic stuff. When I first started, everything I did was pale compared to that. Now everything I do now is pale to the early stuff… and it’s always like as long as it’s old, it’s good. They hate it now, in six months they love it, in ten years it’s a classic, so who gives a shit?”