Written by John Squires
Most of us horror fans, I think it’s safe to say, are incredibly excited to see Rob Zombie’s 31, but what we’ve spent most of the year wondering is when the hell we’ll get the opportunity to do so. As we reported last week, Zombie’s Halloween horror flick is getting a wide theatrical release on October 21st, but well over a month before that, on September 1st, you can catch it as part of a special one-night-only event. And we’ve got the full release details for you today, so read on!
Via press release, Saban Films spilled all the beans…
Zombie’s highly-anticipated seventh feature, “31” made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, and on September 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time, horror fans nationwide can catch the film during a special one-night event. Presented in cinemas by Fathom Events and Saban Films, “Rob Zombie’s 31” will also include two exclusive music video premieres: “The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore” and “Get Your Boots On! That’s The End of Rock and Roll,” along with a never-before-seen making-of “31” featurette and a Q&A with Rob Zombie filmed specifically for the cinema event.
Tickets for “Rob Zombie’s 31” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 400 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“I think this is the one the Zombie-heads have been waiting for – a nonstop barrage of insane characters trapped in an intensely violent situation,” said Zombie. “I am thrilled to finally get this out to the fans.”
“Rob Zombie continues to both scare and impress with his filmmaking. His latest project, ‘31,’ is no exception – it has all the fans talking and ready to be terrified,” Fathom Events CEO John Rubey said. “We are excited to partner with Saban Films to bring this chilling thriller to movie theaters nationwide.”
“Rob Zombie is a creative visionary like no other,” said Bill Bromiley, President of Saban Films. “We are thrilled to have Fathom Events as a partner in providing a preview of ‘31’ to horror fans with this extraordinary one-night event.”
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Written and directed by Zombie, 31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned, Hell-like compound where they are forced to participate in a violent game, the goal of which is to survive 12 hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.
The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Pancho Moler, Tracy Walter, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Jane Carr, Ginger Lynn, Lew Temple, Daniel Roebuck, E.G. Daily, Malcolm McDowell, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, David Ury, Judy Geeson, Torsten Voges, Richard Brake, Bari Suzuki, and Devin Sidell.