Rob Zombie Not Into Zombie Comedies
Rob Zombie's latest album's title is nearly as long as the wait for the record's release. But, following a few months delay as the horror rocker switched from longtime label Geffen to veteran heavy rock indie Roadrunner Records, 'Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool,' is due out Feb. 2. So, with his next musical project all set, what will the writer-director follow this summer's 'Halloween 2' flick up with?
"I have several things in development at the moment," Zombie tells Noisecreep. "But nothing specific just yet. That's the thing with the movie business rather than the record business. It's not quite as clean cut. It takes a long time to get the finance in place."
The Los Angeles-based Zombie, nee Robert Bartleh Cummings, is currently linked with a remake of 'The Blob,' non-horror flick 'Tyrannosaurus Rex' and as a guest director for an episode in the 'CSI' TV franchise. What with this summer's 'Zombieland' taking the undead with a huge pinch of comedy salt, Noisecreep wonders if Zombie could ever see himself doing a zom-com? "No," he says tersely. "I'm not really into horror and comedy as a mixture. It's really not my thing. In general, in my life, when there's been horror comedies, it's not been my type of thing."
Zombie admits that he hasn't seen 'Zombieland,' but did see Simon Pegg's hilarious homage to romantic comedies and George Romero, the rom-zom-com 'Shaun of the Dead.' "I liked that," he pauses. "I liked the first half of it," he concedes. If Zombie does horror flicks, that's exactly what he wants it to be. "That's what I like about them. It doesn't mean that horror comedy can't be great. It's just not my type of thing."