What is Rob Zombie’s 31? We Don’t Know But Here’s a Teaser…

rob-zombie-31The cinematic ouevre of Rob Zombie is reflected upon in a teaser for a new directorial effort called 31. What do we know? Well, the title. Also, it's going to be "hardcore." The video – which debuted at the rocker-director's official site – asks you to sign up for the Rob Zombie newsletter to stay up-to-date.

The final image of the promo gives us a creepy clown visage. That doesn't say much. What does 31 refer to?

The number of days in the month of October? Halloween takes place on October 31st. Grotesque clown visage + 31 = Halloween night to me. Maybe not necessarily a Halloween film, per se, but a film set around that time?

Specultate away. I'm curious to hear what you think.

Zombie was teaming up with Bret Easton Ellis for a Charles Manson project. Wonder where that has gone…



  • Jeff Leazer

    Is that 31? It looks like the letter i to me.

    • naturallybornbad

      I was thinking the same thing

      • RTurek

        As a friend pointed out, the same style of “1” is used when the promo mentions the year “2012.”

        • WheatBandit

          Rob Zombie also tweeted that it is “31”

        • naturallybornbad

          I wonder if it has any significance in the overall film.

  • Juan Asilo

    huh cool montage of hes film, clueles ofn the whole 31?

  • Fan4theMovies

    Sign me up. Though I’m not a huge fan of all his movies, I’m intrigued to see what he’ll have in store next. Just something about his film style that I like. (I know it’s not for everyone) Hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for something.

  • HugginonBubba

    It looks a Michael Myers mask with clown make-up.

  • Bayouboyz

    It’s looks like the clown for the Devils Rejects. 3 in 3I might refer to this being the third film in that series.

  • Unicorn’s glory

    There were 31 (male) victims of John Wayne Gacy
    Did a report on him, he wore a clowns attire. He was one of America’s most horrifying serial killers.

  • Nathan Erdel

    Maybe a Captain Spaulding flick, or a Corpses/Rejects prequel film?

    Or – and this is a long shot – maybe he’s signed up for the newly re-announced Halloween 3D? I dunno… but I’m excited to hear more, however it turns up.

  • Danny Villanueva Jr.

    Since the clown is bald i’m going to have to go with a Captain Spaulding prequel. 31 as in Halloween. Remember in House of 1000 corpses how the Fireflies celebrated Halloween? Maybe it ties into that. Idk. Interesting though.

    • Billy Bob Throrton


      judging from how it’s a clown,I’m taking this as Rob Zombie’s answer to Christine.(how Carpenter had to make it but it wasn’t his first choice) Zombie’s attempt at a mature film got a lukewarm response and Hollywood isn’t financing hockey movies,so this is him going back to the studio,tail between his legs,THE BEGINNING OF HIM BEING FORCIBLY TYPECAST AS A DIRECTOR.

  • Shane King

    I’m not trying to sound stupid but is he going to try to tie in Halloween remakes w/ Lords of Salem and House of 1,000 Corpses?

  • Tyler LivEz Markley

    prequal of spauldings life before “house of a 1000 corpses”.
    The story of him becoming who we know him as today….
    you heard it here first ;)

    • raulfro

      No I heard it before you. GTFO

  • roxychaos33

    Don’t think its a spin off of 1000 corpses but rather a John Wayne Gacy movie… that would be awesome……….hope hope hope

    • raulfro

      Zombie confirmed it’s not.

  • J Jett

    i like some of Rob’s films but i hope this isn’t the usual white trash type of film. he needs to step out of his comfort zone.

  • Drool Bear

    How many days are their in October? And what holiday falls on that day? And if you turn the capital letter I sideways, what letter does it become? Whats the first mask Michael Myers wore in the original Halloween movie? I’m calling it: its Halloween 3.

  • Cameron West

    I’ve read elsewhere that Zombie said it is NOT a Halloween film…but that it does refer to Halloween time…and that it’s about zombies…In my opinion that clown face looks a LOT like Captain Spaulding…so here’s my guess…this is the end of the Firefly family trilogy…at the end of Devil’s Rejects, the fireflys die…and in this movie, the are resurrected, on Halloween to finish what they started….boom.

  • Damightymite

    I’d really like another film to continue the Rejects story. I know they were shot to hell in the last film, but anything is possible in a horror film. I don’t want another Halloween film from him. That would be a bummer.

  • josephthered

    I thought things were still weird with Halloween 2.

  • Chris Veal

    I just prey its not a remake to Halloween 3…… that movie was so bad

  • cosmo

    Possibly a movie about Dr. Satan and his relationship with Captain Spaulding’ s father and how the roadside attraction came to be.

    The music at the end of this tease trailer is reminiscent of the music played in House of A 1000 Corpses. The scene where the music was being played on the tape recorder while the people in rabbit costumes were being lowered into the well/cavern for Dr. Satan.

    As for the poster, I’m thinking Captain Spaulding’ s relative. In House of 1000 Corpses, Spaulding states he inherited the roadside attraction from his father or grandfather. Can’t remember which one plus IFC has being showing House of 1 000 Corpses continuously. Maybe to get people familiar with the H of 1000 Cs.