Rob zombie is Done Making Horror Films

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  1. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    http://www.horror-movies.ca/2013/05/rob-zombie-announces-hes-done-making-horror-movies/

    Not sure what to think about this. On the one hand I like HoOTC and love TDR. I don't care for Halloween and hated H2. I thought El Superbeasto was funny but not the best I've ever seen. And finally, I haven't caught Lords of Salem yet, but a friend said it was terrible and the reviews have not been kind.
    As a filmmaker, I like Rob, he seems more down to earth than some, I just wish he knew how to stop himself or not drive the same things home in every movie (that America has a lot of trashy people, that some are good and bad, that bad things happening can make bad people, There are just evil people in the world. Etc.)
     
  2. Figs Registered

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    I'm happy about this. Long time fan of his and have read interviews way back in the past where he says that despite his music being horror themed, that he loves most other genres of film. I look forward to see what he does next. Last I heard he is working on a Hockey film based on a true game/story.

    TheDreamMaster, I pretty much agree with your thoughts on his films, except for Superbeasto, I thought that was kind of stupid. I also haven't seen Salem yet.
     
  3. StarLord <<<<<<<<<<

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    What's his wife going to do for work now?
     
  4. Figs Registered

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    :funny:
     
  5. I SEE SPIDEY Registered

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    This great news! :awesome:
     
  6. Octoberist point blank

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    What a shame..;)
     
  7. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    I'll admit I have yet to see LOS but basing my opinion on all of his other work, I'm glad to see him leave the genre.
     
  8. Sawyer High King

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    The only movie of his I've seen is his first Halloween and I genuinely don't know how I feel about it... on one hand, I like that he put his own spin on it, instead of straight up copying everything Carpenter did. On the other, I didn't care for MM's white trash upbringing at all. Him being mistreated by anybody and everybody takes away the creepiness of an otherwise normal boy one day killing his sister for no real reason. On one hand, I loved Malcolm McDowell as Loomis. On the other, I didn't really care for any of the others.
     
  9. A Necessary Evil One. Bad. Day.

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  10. Octoberist point blank

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    I still think The Devil's Rejects was just a happy accident.
     
  11. Figs Registered

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    I have to disagree. I feel that the Halloween films were a huge misstep for him. He should have focused his time and energy into some more original ideas and could have pumped out something just as good if not better than TDR.
     
  12. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    Jesus man how many hands do you have?
     
  13. Sawyer High King

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    Not nearly enough. :o
     
  14. DarkSovereignty Ooga Chakka

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    That's...what she...said?
     
  15. TheDreamMaster The Night He Came Home...

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    See this isn't necessarily true though, because Lords is an original idea and from the sound of things, its pretty bad. My friend who has seen it also read the novel, which was based on an earlier draft of the script and had a secondary author do touch ups and whatnot, and apparently the novel is much better and easier to understand. He said the movie was pretty much crap, so who knows what happened: did the other writer make it better, did the earlier draft make more sense, or does the novel just work as a more cohesive story than whatever camera work/editing Rob did on the film? We'll probably never know, but I'm just saying, I don't think he could have pumped out too many original ideas worth their merit during his time making those films. Hell, he tried to make H2 original, and while I certainly admit it was nothing like any other Halloween film, that made it far from a good film.

    Superbeasto reminded me of Ren and Stimpy after it came back. It had its moments but overall I've seen better. It has been years since I've seen it, I remember not really ever caring to watch it again.
     
  16. dude stannis Registered

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    I was done watching them a while back.
     
  17. The Dark Defender Unite and Fight

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    I think The Devil's Rejects is great, Lords of Salem is a very interesting movie.

    His Halloweens were awful and I think he's among the worst things to ever happen to that franchise though.

    He has much more talent as a director than he does a writer, really wish he'd direct other peoples scripts and just have a hand in the story.

    It'd be fun to see him try a violent action movie.
    He's wanted to make a grindhouse-style action movie called T-Rex for a while now but wasn't able to get the budget to try it.
     
  18. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    R.I.P.

    Sheri Moon Zombie's career

    2003 - 2013
     
  19. chaseter Esteemed Member

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    I don't see any problems with this revelation.
     
  20. S. Grundy Registered

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    As long as he makes movies, she'll have a part in them.
     
  21. Warhammer Half Monk, Half Hitman

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    Ah yes. What a positive step in the directing career of Rob Zombie.
     
  22. bullets bang bang

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    I love his visual style , but the reviews for Lords of Salem make me think he's doing the right thing.
     
  23. redhawk23 Wrestlin'

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    Most of the reviews I read after the Toronto premier were not that bad, even the negative reviews admitting that it just wasn't their cup of tea.


    I still haven't gotten to see it. It only played at one theater in St. Louis, at the far reaches at the metropolitan area and only for 2 weeks.
     
  24. <(o_o)> Evangeline Is My Hero!

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    Back to the pole for her.:hehe:
     
  25. Teelie Jokerface

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    He said "my last sort of horror-genre related film for a really long time" implying he'll be back like every other slasher at some point. He'll never leave the horror genre truly alone.
     

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