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Bret Easton Ellis & Rob Zombie Team For Manson Family Murders TV Series

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 28, 2014 9:02 AM
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On Aug. 8th and 9th, 1969, America was rocked out of the summer of love when the followers of Charles Manson, across two days, committed a series of gruesome, shocking murders (which included the killing of Roman Polanski's wife Sharon Tate). The details are disturbing to this day, and now, the nuanced hands of Bret Easton Ellis and Rob Zombie are going to bring it to life.

Interview: 'Lords Of Salem' Director Rob Zombie Talks Making The Film, Studio Expectations, 'Broad Street Bullies' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 6:14 PM
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There are few genre filmmakers working today who are as exciting and unpredictable as Rob Zombie. The rock musician (he continues to make music – he just dropped a new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor) has a singular love for all things horror, particularly the down-and-dirty chillers from the seventies and early eighties, augmenting these earlier films with bold stylistic experimentation and a kind of gleeful willingness to push the envelope when it comes to sex and violence. His latest film, "Lords of Salem," produced by Blumhouse Productions and distributed by Anchor Bay, was released last week. A bold stylistic departure for Zombie, it's a leisurely paced descent into madness more akin to Roman Polanski's apartment trilogy than anything involving Texas, chainsaws, or massacres.

Review: Unnerving ‘Lords of Salem’ Is Rob Zombie’s Best Film Yet

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • April 17, 2013 6:58 PM
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“The Lords of Salem” is probably goth rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie’s best film, though it does often prove that the cinephile writer/director is a gifted tyro. At the same time, as his most formally mannered and tonally tempered film, Zombie’s latest also proves his versatility. Set in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts, the film follows the seduction of a disc jockey (Sheri Moon Zombie, Rob’s wife), whose family was cursed by a coven of centuries-old witches.

Watch: Operatic & Eerie Teaser Trailer For Rob Zombie's 'Lords Of Salem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 10:00 PM
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While the horror genre has never been healthier, oddly enough, there are few distinct voices in the genre. But one person who has firmly left his imprint is filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie. Since arriving on the scene in 2003 with "House Of 1000 Corpses," over the next (near) decade, Zombie has staked out his territory as a director with uncompromising vision, even if the results don't always work. And his latest is another entry into a filmography that shows no signs holding back or taming things down.

TIFF Review: Unnerving ‘Lords of Salem’ Is Rob Zombie’s Best Film Yet

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • September 11, 2012 2:10 PM
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“The Lords of Salem” is probably goth rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie’s best film, though it does often prove that the cinephile writer/director is a gifted tyro. At the same time, as his most formally mannered and tonally tempered film, Zombie’s latest also proves his versatility. Set in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts, the film follows the seduction of a disc jockey (Sheri Moon Zombie, Rob’s wife), whose family was cursed by a coven of centuries-old witches.

Toronto Acquisitions : Roadside Attractions Takes Sarah Polley Doc 'Stories We Tell,' Three Studios Bid For Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2012 6:55 PM
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In Toronto, the newest film from Sarah Polley, the documentary "Stories We Tell," was picked up by Roadside Attractions, while in anticipation of its midnight debut, Rob Zombie's witchy "Lords of Salem" has a trio of studios courting him, with Anchor Bay leading the pack.

First Look Photos: Rob Zombie's 'Lords Of Salem,' 'The ABCs Of Death' & 'John Dies At The End'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 31, 2012 12:21 PM
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While genre fans get their very own festival later in September with Austin's increasingly big Fantastic Fest, the Toronto International Film Festival is not to be left out, with a selection of big horror premieres set for their Midnight Madness strand. And as ever, the announcement's been accompanied with the unveiling of some big-name films to sit along those that have appeared over the last few years, like "Jennifer's Body," "Insidious," "Super," "The Raid" and "Kill List."

Rob Zombie Goes Sports, Will Direct 'Broad Street Bullies' About Notorious 1970s Philadelphia Flyers

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 19, 2012 4:21 PM
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Hockey movies aren't exactly the easiest sell. While the genre has spawned a hit every now and again -- "Miracle," "Mighty Ducks," "Slap Shot" -- more often than not, movies like this year's "Goon" come and go with nary a peep (though it did well in, you guessed it, Canada). And even Kevin Smith, who at one point was furiously talking up his two-movie finale "Hit Somebody," has quieted down about that one. But Rob Zombie, of all people, looks to be the next guy who will strap on the skates.

Watch: Rob Zombie Directed Ad For Amdro Ant Block; Charlie Sheen Shills For Bavaria

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 13, 2012 5:31 PM
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Well, he sure knows how to pick 'em. After doing an ad for Woolite last year, Rob Zombie has followed it up with another creepy spot, but this time, perhaps more appropriately, for Amdro Ant Block. Clint Howard stars doing his usual deranged schtick in a typically Zombie-esque grimy setting, playing a serial killer of ants or something. It's pretty clever all around, and kudos to the guy at the agency who thought of ringing up Rob to do this.

Watch: Rob Zombie Directed Ad For Woolite (Seriously)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 16, 2011 10:31 AM
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On paper it seems absurd, but when you think about it, given the amount of fake blood Rob Zombie has spilled over the years, he's probably a genius of getting those tough stains out of clothes. So much so, that he's directed an ad for Woolite. Seriously.
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