Rob Zombie Taking A Break From Horror Films


Rob Zombie is certainly a well-known name among horror fans. His former band, White Zombie, certainly played with classic and modern horror tropes in their music and in more recent years Zombie himself has directed such films as House Of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects and a remake of John Carpenter’s seminal Halloween. So it may come as a bit of a surprise when he told the Phoenix New Times that his most recent film, The Lords Of Salem, will be his last horror film for the conceivable future.

No. I’m not really thinking of doing anything . . . Lords of Salem is my last sort of horror-genre related film for a really long time.

This doesn’t mean that Zombie is done with directing. He is currently developing the sports drama Broad Street Bullies.

I keep describing it as, uh, Rocky meets Boogie Nights. Because it’s a very sort of uplifting, crazy . . . the feeling of Rocky with the characters of Boogie Nights is almost the way it plays in my mind.

And for films after Broad Street Bullies? Well, there is no indications in the interview, but perhaps he’ll continue making films, just in different genres. I have to admit that the idea of seeing something like a Rob Zombie-directed rom-com has a certain perverse attraction.

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