Zombie Announces He’s Done With Horror!

Posted: May 15, 2013 in Uncategorized
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Rob Zombie is one of those directors you either love his horror movies or you hate them. Rarely does there seem to be much middle ground on this topic. Apparently Rob has had enough of the horror genre which I never really thought I would hear from him again. It really hurts too because he made some of our favourite movies (house of 1000 corpses,devils rejects) so it sucks to see him go.

The Pheonix New Times did an interview with Rob Zombie asking if he would be interested in doing a monster movie next and his answer was pretty shocking declaring the Lords of Salem will be his last horror flick;

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.

Rob Zombie has gotten plenty of heat over the years and some scorn from horror fans. He had the balls to step up to remake one of the greatest horror movies of all time, Halloween and then followed that up with a sequel to a remake. I thought his remake was pretty solid but after the opening few scenes in the sequel I really lost interest in it.

His film House of 1000 Corpses put him on the map. The film is not only one of the best modern horror movies it proved that he can really create something original and terrifying. Rob Zombie also managed to make a sequel The Devils Rejects that was as good as the original which is an extremely rare feat.

Zombies latest outing in the horror genre ‘The Lords Of Salem’ seems so far to have mainly positive reviews from most but has made some-what of a divide between his fans. I really feel he may be calling this quits on the genre a little too soon, as he has proved his worth in the genre with the creation of two original classics and then remaking the horror classic(Halloween) so we can only speculate on what the reason behind his decision is.

What are your thoughts on Rob Zombie deciding to hang up his boots when it comes to the horror genre? Worth noting this is not the first time Rob Zombie has quit the genre he made a similar declaration to the Chicago Tribune back in 2009. Perhaps he is just looking for his fans to reaffirm their love for him and encourage him not to leave? I for one hope he keeps making movies.

Is it a loss or a win for horror fans? Did you see Lords Of Salem? How much do you think that film played into his decision? Hit the comments.

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