Rob Zombie’s road to film-making has not been a smooth journey.
After making an unofficial and extremely low-budget sequel to John Carpenter’s Escape From New York with a few of his childhood friends, Zombie’s next foray into showbiz was as a production assistant on the Saturday morning children’s TV show, "Pee-wee's Playhouse." Realizing Hollywood might not have been for him, Zombie fell back on a little something called rock and roll.
As front man for the band White Zombie and eventually taking on a solo career, Zombie's passion for directing his own music videos eventually lead him back to his first love, filmmaking, when he debuted his 2003 flick House of 1000 Corpses.
Fresh off his fifth feature film, The Lords of Salem, Zombie tackles the infamous Salem witch trials, whose central theme "people fear what they don't understand" has, in a way, paralleled much of Zombie’s own misunderstood career.
The Lords of Salem stars Sheri Moon Zombie as Heidi, a radio DJ who receives a mysterious record that, when played, summons the evil spirits of Salem back into her hometown.
We sat down with the Zombies at TIFF to talk about their latest collaboration and all things horror.... See Complete Article @ Cineplex