Shock Interview: Rob Zombie on the World of 31 & Crowd Funding

The last day of Rob Zombie’s crowd funding campaign for 31 is closing in. Appropriately, it ends on Halloween day. With only eight days left (at the time of this writing), Zombie is making the press rounds to give the campaign one final push. (I’ll let the FanBacked page do the talking in terms of the incentives fans get for contributing to the film.) And when Shock was approached and asked to speak with the writer-director about 31 I wanted to get a bit more information about the film itself which seems to promise total mayhem on a level we haven’t seen in Zombie’s previous works like House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and The Lords of Salem.

Over the last few weeks, Zombie has been offering glimpses at the violent world of 31 via conceptual art. The dynamic sketches by Alex Horley have introduced us to the many characters that populate the movie which concerns five people who are kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween. They’re subsequently held hostage in “Murder World,” a man-made Hell they must fight their way out of Most Dangerous Game-style.

More Production Art From Rob Zombie’s 31 Surfaces

Following a live chat with his fans last Friday (which didn’t yield any real breaking news), Rob Zombie has posted some more production art to the crowd-funding page for his next feature film endeavor 31.

The film “is the story of five random people kidnapped on the five days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped inside this man-made Hell they must fight to survive playing the most violent game known to man… a game called 31.”

Want to Know More About 31? Ask Zombie the Tough Questions Tomorrow…

This is all part of the process when you embark on a crowd-funded film, but it’s worth noting that Rob Zombie is going to be talking to fans tomorrow (August 8th) at 1pm EST/10pm Pacific. It’s all going down via the official site for Zombie’s 31, the writer-director’s next film which he has decided to crowd-fund. The chat is naturally a way to generate more awareness and offer some more details about the film.

What You Need to Know About Rob Zombie’s 31!

For the last few weeks, writer-director-rocker Rob Zombie has been building a modicum of mystery for his next feature film effort 31. He has released a few production sketches that got fans speculating and we know “31” is a reference to October 31st (per Zombie himself). Today, however, details have been revealed.

Zombie launched an official site RZ-31.com and we’re now learning…31 is going to be a crowd-funded effort. My, how times have changed for filmmakers, eh? It’s interesting to see his adopt to this method of financing after previous efforts like Tyrannosaurus Rex and Broadstreet Bullies (his hockey film) fell through.