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Halloween Q&A with Rob Zombie

RobZombie_blog1.jpgMusician/director Rob Zombie recently checked in with to promote his new DVD, the three-disc Halloween Collector’s Edition, and reveal what ghoulish delights he’s got in store for 2009.

What DVD, aside from the Halloween Collector’s Edition, should folks be sure to watch this All Hallows Eve?

Good question. I’ve been actually trying to figure that one out myself. I always try to search for what I should watch this year to be in the Halloween mood, and the movie I chose about two nights ago was Murders in the Rue Morgue with Bela Lugosi. Why? Because I was tired, and it’s only 61 minutes long. It’s awesome. Now movies can’t tell a story in less than three and a half hours, and back then it was 61 minutes, done. Classic.
Your next movie, Tyrannosaurus Rex, is shrouded in mystery, but we do know that it’s not about dinosaurs. What can you tell us about it?

sized_halloween3_2.jpgWell, it’s not about anything at the moment because I’m not actually working on it yet. It’s become one of those projects that got announced way too early. The movie I’m actually working on is The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. I’ve been working on that for three years, and I’m actually in the last weeks of it--I’m mixing the sound this week. I’m not sure of the release date yet, but that’ll be out probably early 2009. It’s a full-length adult animated comedy. I don’t even want to talk about Tyrannosaurus Rex. I hate talking about projects that are that far in the future. Things change so often.

This year has seen movies from Madonna, Adam Yauch and Fred Durst. How do you rate your fellow musicians-turned-directors’ films?

I haven’t seen any of those movies. All I know is the Fred Durst movie was The Longshots, which looked like a teen comedy for young girls about a girl football player. I wouldn’t have gone to see that no matter who directed it. I didn’t go see Beverly Hills Chihuahua either--I just don’t see movies like that.