April 20, 2013 |
Let's give Rob and Sheri Moon Zombie, the Sonny and Cher of sadomasochistic horror, the benefit of the doubt and assume they set out to make The Lords of Salem an instant bad cult film about witches. That still doesn't excuse how dull it is, how slowly the dull things happen, how the heavy metal rocker-turned-horror director Rob seems to have forgotten how to make even his simplest jolts pay off. And it doesn't explain how Sheri could have made as many of these movies with her husband and not learned a thing about acting.
February 7, 2013 |
EAGLES FANS got their "Silver Linings Playbook," now it's time for Flyers fans to have their moment on the silver screen. Director/musician Rob Zombie stopped by the Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday night - along with new buddies Bob Kelly , Bernie Parent and Gary Dornhoefer - to talk about his next project, "Broad Street Bullies," based on the legendary Flyers hockey squad that turned the team from an expansion franchise into a...
June 21, 2012 |
Rob Zombie will write, direct and produce "Broad Street Bullies," a film about the 1970s-era Stanley Cup-winning Flyers, reports Deadline.com. Zombie, the former White Zombie musician who became a successful horror filmmaker with "House Of 1000 Corpses" and "Halloween," tells the website that he has the rights to the Flyers story and the full support of the Flyers organization. "The backdrop of the turbulent year of 1974 is perfect for this ‘stranger than fiction' sports tale," Zombie told Deadline.com's Mike Fleming.
April 1, 2006 |
Like shock-rock godfather Alice Cooper before him, Rob Zombie has always emphasized the aesthetic as much as the sonic. And that approach has served him well for years - including at Thursday's sold-out show at the Electric Factory. After years of touring and independent releases, his former metal band, White Zombie, finally cracked the mainstream in 1993, when its video "Thunder Kiss '65" - a tribute to the buxom B-movie vixens of Russ Meyer - was featured on MTV's Beavis & Butt-head.
September 23, 2004 |
So, are they married or what? And if they aren't, do we have to live through yet another trip down the aisle by wedding-mad Britney Spears? Despite what looked like a wedding Saturday between Spears and Kevin Federline, they probably are not married (groan), according to the new issue of Us Weekly. The magazine got hold of a four-page legal document the couple signed announcing they intended to "participate in a 'faux' wedding" and "shall not validly marry one another" on the announced date.
March 19, 2004 |
The "Dawn Of the Dead" remake is simply the latest entry in a genre that has been around almost as long as film. What follows are some of the more notable early undead offerings. (Almost all are available on DVD.) In 1932, moviegoers were treated to "White Zombie," which is considered the first zombie movie ever made. Starring Bela Lugosi and Madge Bellamy, "White Zombie" is a film that is both convincing and capably produced. Some would say it adheres to the actual zombie legends more faithfully than later films like "Dawn Of the Dead.
September 1, 1998 |
In the garden lobby of the Four Seasons, a trio of mothers and their 1-year-old boys were having a birthday party, balloons and all. Two diminutive grandmothers, propped up with pillows, minced salads. And in the corner, we took tea with Rob Zombie, maestro of the heavy-metal macabre and nightmare to them all. Zombie - Mr. Zombie? - was here promoting Hellbilly Deluxe, "13 Tales of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside the Spookshow International. " The album contains the single "Dragula," a surfeit of inspirational lyrics ("Meet the creeper/Dig in deeper")
February 15, 1998 |
Marilyn Manson, the rock singer and professional provocateur who last year pretty much owned the Terrify Your Parents franchise, is skipping over the details of his story-so-far autobiography, The Long Hard Road Out of Hell. He goes past the nights of drug-fueled debauchery. He overlooks the time he and his cronies asked a deaf girl to strip, then decorated her body with slabs of raw meat before having sex with her. He zooms away from the Satan worship, the shredding of Bibles onstage, the nights he ripped his skin with broken bottles.
November 12, 1997 |
How do you take a waning musical career and pump it up so the whole world pays attention? Just ask Metallica, not just titans of heavy-metal rock but also geniuses at marketing their wares. Nobody knows better than these guys how to "set up" a new album's debut and tour with a promotional campaign full of publicity stunts that stir media attention and music buyers' interest. (Is there anyone in this town, aged 8 to 80, who doesn't now recognize this group's name?) Yesterday's free blowout for maybe 15,000 fans in the CoreStates Center parking lot was the latest in a series of strategic ploys that have kept these California-based hard-rockers returning to the spotlight since their birth in the early 1980s.
February 16, 1996 |
There's nothing like the threat of your imminent performing demise to find out what peers and fans really think of you, suggests Joey Ramone of The Ramones, those most celebrated practitioners of bedrock-style rock 'n' roll. Tonight, the fans get to prove their devotion, as the group plays its farewell show in Philly at the Electric Factory. In the wake of the group's swan song release "Adios Amigo," last summer, "all these other bands started coming out of the woodwork, telling us we shouldn't break up and begging us to play with them," Ramone noted in a recent chat.