All you horror fans out there might have heard recently that Rob Zombie will be making his return to the horror genre very soon, with an – at the moment – unnamed film. To me this was quite an odd statement to make, mainly because I never thought he had left the genre; as his film ‘The Lords of Salem’ only came out two years ago. That being said the director has the horror fan-base in quite a stir for what he has in store for us next.
Zombie’s directorial career has had some incredible highs, but also a few lows. His début 2003 film ‘The House of 1000 Corpses’, and its sequel ‘ The Devil’s Rejects’ were definitely the high points; they were so enjoyable and grotesque at the same time. However his remakes of the first two ‘Halloween’ films were not so great, it wasn’t that they were bad horror films it was that he added so much and also took so much away, that they were nothing like the originals. He really didn’t do justice to John Carpenter’s masterpiece’s.
But enough of the past talk though, here is the new big news. Although we don’t know what film Zombie will be working on next, we do know that he is working on a TV series about one of the most notorious serial killers of all time – Charles Manson. The other big news is that he is going to be working on the series with the author of ‘American Psycho’ – the book about a man who works on wall street and in his spare time murders, mutilates, tortures and sometimes devours his friends and colleagues – ‘Bret Easton Ellis’.
At the moment not much is known about the show, only that it will follow Manson and his gang as they committed some of the most violent crimes in history. It is said that the viewpoints will change, so it is likely that we will see the point-of-view of the victims at some stages as well. It will be interesting to see how this horror pair show what they want in the series, but at the same time show sympathy towards the people who were killed; one being Sharon Tate, the actress and pregnant wife of acclaimed director Roman Polanski.
It sounds like it will be a great return for Rob Zombie.