Rob Zombie took to Instagram earlier today (Thursday, January 17) to correct reports on various web sites that claimed he had completed work on “3 From Hell”, the sequel to his earlier films “House Of 1,000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects”.
The confusion seems to stem from the fact that Zombie’s January 14 post on Instagram included photos of him directing all three pictures, under which he wrote: “It took awhile to complete the trilogy but we did it. Top pic is shooting House Of 1000 Corpses in 2001 — shooting The Devil’s Rejects in 2004 and finally shooting 3 From Hell in 2018. Quite a fucking journey to say the least.”
After a number of media outlets took Rob’s words to mean that he had finished “3 From Hell”, the rocker-turned-filmmaker clarified his remarks, writing: “So folks seem confused by my post saying I completed my Rejects trilogy. I said the trilogy is complete but the movie 3 From Hell is not finished yet. Still got a couple months of work left. It’s getting there and it is fucking awesome.”
Zombie returned to the edit bay after a summer tour with Marilyn Manson to finish work on the film, which will reunite Sid Haig, Sheri Moon Zombie and Bill Moseley as the members of the psychopathic, sadistic Firefly family. Moseley told Rue-Morgue last fall that the new film was a “crowd-pleaser,” adding, “From what I’ve heard from Rob, he’s very happy and excited about what he’s got, and it’s chockablock with gratuitous violence.”
During an appearance on “Trunk Nation”, Zombie said that he didn’t envision the original story being fleshed out over three movies when he first started writing it more than 15 years ago. “Every time I would finish a movie… After the second one, I thought, ‘We’re done with it,’ but I always think that with every movie,” he admitted. “And then you kind of live with it for a long time, and the movies sort of take on a life of their own, or they start getting popular and the fans really start embracing them and the characters, and you start thinking, ‘Well… Hmmm… What if I did this? What if I did that?’ This one, it’s 14 years in between the two films, so it’s been a long time; it wasn’t really a rush to make it, by any means.”
It’s not clear whether Zombie plans to resurrect the Firefly trio from the dead in some kind of supernatural fashion in the new film or has found a way to explain that they survived the original movie’s climactic shootout.
“The Devil’s Rejects” is widely considered Zombie’s best film. It’s a semi-sequel to his directorial debut, 2003’s “House Of 1,000 Corpses”, which introduced the Firefly family.
“3 From Hell” was shot in California and has yet to nail down a release date.
Zombie has also completed work on a new LP, which will be out later this year and will follow up 2016’s “The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser”.