Monday, September 3, 2007

ROB ZOMBIE DIRECTS HALLOWEEN . #1 BOX OFFICE


1. "Halloween," $31 million.

2. "Superbad," $15.6 million.

3. "Balls of Fury," $13.8 million.

4. "The Bourne Ultimatum," $13.2 million.

5. "Rush Hour 3," $10.4 million.

6. "Mr. Bean's Holiday," $8.1 million.

7. "The Nanny Diaries," $6.4 million.

8. "Death Sentence," $5.2 million.

9. "War," $5.1 million.

10. "Stardust," $3.9 million.



On Halloween 1963, Haddenfield, 6-year-old Michael Myers (Daeg Farch), estranged and mentally unstable, is imprisoned in Smith's Grove Sanitarium under the care of Dr. Sam Loomis (Malcolm McDowell) for the murders of his mother's (Sheri Moon) boyfriend, his older sister, and her boyfriend. Now, 15 years later, he is accidentally released and now in search of his baby sister Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton) and Dr. Loomis must warn the residents of Haddenfield and get to Laurie before Michael does.


DIRECTED BY ROCKER
ROB ZOMBIE WHO ALSO WROTE THE SCREENPLAY
















CINEMATOGRAPHY

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ROB ZOMBIE TRIVIA COURTESY OF IMDB
Trivia

Brother Michael David Cummings is "Spider", lead singer of the metal band Powerman 5000.

He had originally written the script for The Crow: Salvation (2000), and was also supposed to direct and supervise the music for the movie. Continual clashes with the producers led to his being fired from the movie. The script he had written is now the script for Legend of the 13 Graves.

Owns the "Zombie A Go Go" record label.

Directs all his own music videos.

Once managed his brother's band, "Powerman 5000".

Has many tattoos and designed most of them.

His wife, Sheri Moon, is on cover of the "American Made Music to Strip By" CD.

Designed a maze for Universal Studio's "Halloween Horror Nights" in 1999 and 2000.

Drew the hallucination scene in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996).

Draws most of the illustrations on White Zombie's and his solo CD booklets.

Universal dropped his film debut House of 1000 Corpses (2003), fearing it would get a NC-17 rating.

Loves horror movies.

Zombie's movie, House of 1000 Corpses (2003), has been picked up by Lion's Gate Films. [July 2002]

His film, House of 1000 Corpses (2003), was inspired mainly by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

He has a pair of boots that he's been wearing for over 20 years.

He is a big fan of horror/zombie movies.

Is friends with metal legend, Ozzy Osbourne.

Has a fascination with Charles Manson.

Collector of classic movie posters including horror films and the classic Marx Brothers films, after whom he named several of the characters in House of 1000 Corpses (2003) (Otis Driftwood, Captain Spaulding, etc.).

Is close friends with his hero, Alice Cooper.

Named his first heavy metal band White Zombie, after the Bela Lugosi film White Zombie (1932).

Wants to open up his own night club for unsigned acts.

Member of the unofficial "Splat Pack," a term coined by film historian Alan Jones in Total Film magazine for the modern wave of directors making brutally violent horror films. The other "Splat Pack" members are Alexandre Aja, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, Greg Mclean, Eli Roth, James Wan & Leigh Whannell.

Is an avid fan of The Munsters.

Moved to New York at the age of 18.

Is a big fan of Tom Towles, Udo Kier, Danny Trejo and William Forsythe. He has cast all of them in almost everything he's directed.

Although his films tend to be very violent, he is a bigger fan of the horror films of the 30s and 40s than the later, more violent ones.

Long-time vegetarian.

Has a 12-foot stuffed bear in his living room. He also has a sarcophagus, an enormous Boris Karloff poster, a green, scaly Creature from the Black Lagoon statue, and real baby bats which have mounted and framed.


Personal Quotes

[On directing and working for film studios] "They hire you and suddenly they don't trust you. And you say 'Well, why did you hire me?' and they say 'We can't tell you.'"

[on killing off the lead characters in The Devil's Rejects (2005)] "That was always the ending and every actor had a complaint about that. I wanted to do it because it seems like nobody makes a movie anymore without a sequel set up. Lions Gate was like 'The franchise... It's gone.' But you know, that's the problem. I feel like there's never a definitive ending anymore. Every movie ends with the possibility of another one and it drives me crazy. I feel like, 'Why did I just invest two hours? It didn't even end.'"

I'd just be obsessed with a movie. I'd need more. So we'd make Super-8s at home. It's funny I should remake Halloween, because one of the movies I made as a kid in high school was a sequel to [Carpenter's] Escape from New York. Later, you know, I moved to New York to go to school, got kicked out, and worked as a bike messenger and on Pee-wee's Playhouse, and then started a band. Making movies seemed like, 'How do you do that? I don't even have money to eat. I'm not gonna make movies.' It's great now for kids, make some goofy movie, stick it on YouTube, and you're a hero. Back then, it was like: 'Man, I can't wait till I can save enough money to develop the film.'

I think so much about everything. I'm obsessive.

9 comments:

Rick's Time On Earth said...

I saw Halloween on it's opening night. Huge fan of the original.
Rob Zombie did a great job at not only remaking this classic but giving it a prequel as well. It was more disturbing, bloodier and vicious than the original but a lot of thought was put into it and I give him serious credit for that.
I posted a review at my blog
http://rickstimeonearth.blogspot.com/

Marcy said...

He's a vegetarian and he loves zombie horror flicks? D: Omfg. Rob Zombie is my hero.

I haven't watched halloween yet, but I doubt it has anything on House of 1000 Corpses.

Monday Morning Power said...

Steven,
Congratulations on the conversion. Your site looks great!! Did my directions work the way they were laid out.

Mike said...

This is story is a great match for Rob Zombie. I can't wait to check it out.

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buzz staff said...

my buddy worked on this movie as a grip. said he had a blast working with Rob.
I like your new 3 panel look. It's really the only way to go.

TSB

NeoAuteur said...

Rob Zombie. I couldn't help myself but to crack a little when hearing his name. He's a great guy though.

MandyPoo said...

You couldn't PAY ME to watch Halloween. I'll stick to the comedies and chick flicks. :o)

Anonymous said...

rick's time on earth you must be easy to please if you think rob did a good job on this shit remake,worst mainstream horror remake since this whole worthless remake trend started, 0 out of 10