The Hills Have Eyes meets The Running Man as cult horror icon and hard rocker Rob Zombie returns with an ultra-violent grindhouse-infused slasher, directed with his inimitable, no holds barred style, with an all-star cast headed up by the legendary Malcolm McDowell.
Rob Zombie (Director, House of 1000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects, House of Salem, Halloween)
Malcolm McDowell (Clockwork Orange, Caligula, If, Halloween, Cat People)
Sheri Moon Zombie (Devil’s Rejects, House of Salem, Halloween)
Judy Geeson (Lords of Salem, Doomwatch, 10 Rillington Place, Inseminoid)
Meg Foster (Pretty Little Liars, Twin Peaks, They Live, The Osterman Weekend)
Richard Brake (Hannibal Rising, Batman Begins, Outpost)
Daniel Roebuck (Dudes, Project X, River’s Edge, Lost, The Fugitive)
A camper van of carnival workers are kidnapped in the middle of nowhere by a trio of debauched decadents. Set loose in a derelict factory compound full of creepy passages containing nasty traps, the abductors, led by the maliciously murderous Father Murder, place bets on who will survive the longest in a 12-hour period of pain and maim against an array of sadistic clowns with such charmingly clear-cut nicknames as Psycho-Head, Sick-Head, Death-Head and Sex-Head. You have been warned!
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“What say we hunt these freaks down and cut their throats?” So says Sheri Moon Zombie as the hunted turns hunter in horror mastermind Rob Zombie’s latest gore-soaked killer thriller 31, a demented trip through the most terrifying funhouse you’ve ever visited.
Mixing Tobe Hooper-esque Seventies grindhouse scares with the nerve-shredding thrills of The Running Man, Zombie has fashioned a crowd-pleasing horror shocker that received a riotous reception at its UK premier at the Horror Channel FrightFest in London in August.
As usual, Zombie has put together a fantastic cast, including cinema icon Malcolm MacDowell (Alex in Clockwork Orange), channelling his infamous lead role in Caligula here, as the sinister organiser of the 31 game; veteran Brit horror icon Judy Geeson (Inseminoid, Fear in the Night); Daniel Roebuck (Dudes, Project X, River’s Edge, Lost, The Fugitive); adult star Ginger Lynn; and the great Tracey Walter (Conan, Batman, The Silence of the Lambs).
Sure to be devoured by Zombie’s legion of fans, eager to sink their teeth into his latest trademark offering, 31 is a sick, slick blood-drenched rock ‘n’ roll rollercoaster ride of terror. So sit back, strap yourself in, and break out the popcorn. In hell, everybody loves popcorn.