It’s no secret that a few of us are big Rob Zombie fans so of course we went to night 1 of 3 From Hell’s theatrical release.
While sadly, Sid Haig has very little screen time due to surgery and physical rehab taking place right before filming, it was still fulfilling to see the relentless, murdering trio on screen again.
Richard Brake steps in as the Firefly siblings’ half brother, Foxy, who is just as deranged as they are. After all, disregard for human life runs in the family. While seeing a new face in the trio takes a few minutes of getting used to, he quickly proves himself to be one of the fam.
Bill Moseley seamlessly returns as Otis, just as we last saw him back in 2005. He has perfected this character, offering the same unyielding path of destruction while being utterly hilarious- at least for those of us with a sick sense of humor. I think I could watch Otis in just about any setting and be entertained.
The star of the show is unquestionably Baby, once again portrayed by Sheri Moon Zombie. Her performance was outstanding. In the previous films, Baby is clearly disturbed, toying with her victims and flaunting herself to her prey. This time, Sheri kicks it up to 11. Baby is absolutely psychotic now - so much so that at one point Otis even acknowledges it. Sheri was absolutely incredible and I hope she receives legitimate recognition for this performance.
The interesting thing I thought about after this movie was that we usually root for the bad guy - Jason, Freddy, Michael. On the other hand, we accept the fact that their fate is sealed before the movie has even begun. Since we left The Devil’s Rejects assuming the trio had certainly died, it was an exciting to see them on screen once again. This movie brought a lot of anticipation for me while watching because not only did I find myself rooting for them, but crossing my fingers, hoping they make it out alive. I cringed much more when they were in danger than either of their victims. It’s a very interesting paradigm that Rob Zombie has created. Or maybe I’m just a sick person.
Sorry - no spoilers here. The movie is very entertaining and graphic. A winning combination! Check it out.
Alex Vincent, best known as Andy from Child's Play will be at Haunted Orchards opening weekend. Wanna play?
Todd and Teresa had a fantastic time at the Manson/Zombie Twins of Evil II show last night in Cincinnati. The highlight of the night was of course meeting the Superbeast himself, Rob Zombie, who was not only extremely personable as always, but also did Todd an amazing favor.
Todd has had his Dr. Satan limited edition bust for a long time (since the House of 1000 Corpses era) and over the years has been able to have every major cast member sign it (Rob too) - except Baby, the iconic Sheri Moon Zombie. Having never had the opportunity to met her in person, Todd asked Rob if there was any way for her to sign the bust. Rob generously offered to take it backstage after the meet and greet session and have her sign it! Right before the show, his photographer hand delivered it back to Todd from the stage, autographed.
These pictures were even taken with Rob's sweat towel that Todd nabbed in the background. Ok yeah, it's kind of gross but it's still memorabilia right?
Here are some pictures from the show! Minor injuries were suffered from crowd surfers but it was all well worth it.
This past Saturday we attended the Ohio Halloween & Haunters Convention at the old Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio (AKA The Shawshank Redemption prison). We were grateful to meet some great folks from Blood Prison, Carnage, Mohican Haunted Schoolhouse as well as a new haunt opening this year at The Miller Building, A True American Haunt.
We'll be doing our best to swing by each of these haunts this upcoming season! Check out each of their sites for additional information.