The illustrious Biff Bam Popcast panel of Andy Burns, JP Fallavollita and Glenn Walker gather to talk about the recent trailers for new movies, Iron Man 3, what we’re reading, the role continuity plays in pop culture and much more!
As well, this edition of the Biff Bam Popcast is brought to you by the new Rob Zombie album, Venoumous Rat Regeneration Vendor, in stores now and available to purchase online here.
This week saw the release of Rob Zombie’s brand new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor. To my ears, it’s the best music he’s put out in a very long time. First single Dead City Radio kicks serious butt, as does his cover of Grand Funk’s We’re An American Band. And while I have no idea what it’s all about, one of the album’s coolest tracks is Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga. Rob’s not so secret weapon is guitarist John 5, who has more licks than a Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Cone. The vinyl, no surprise, sound especially sweet, but the cd comes with fantastic album art, which, if you’re a Rob Zombie fan, is always a must have.
On that note, we’ve got three copies of Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor on cd to give away, courtesy of our friends at Universal Music Canada. To win, you’ve got to
a) like our Facebook page here
b) follow us on Twitter here and,
c) answer this skill testing question: which Velvet Underground song is featured at the end of Rob Zombie’s new movie, The Lords of Salem? Clue – you can find it in part two of our interview with Rob Zombie here. Submit your answer in the comments section or via Twitter, using hashtag #RZBBP.
The contest closes at 11:59pm Sunday April 28th. Three random winners will win 1 (one) cd copy of Rob Zombie’s Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
Now throw the horns and enter to win!
Yesterday we had part one of our two part exclusive interview with the one and only Rob Zombie, the brilliant director behind The Lords Of Salem, opening this Friday. You can check that out here. Today, we finish of our discussion with a look at Rob and music – using it in film and making it himself (Rob’s new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor is out April 23rd). Check out the song that is used to haunting degree in Lords of Salem and then read away!
This Friday sees the release of director Rob Zombie’s sixth film, The Lords of Salem. Having seen the film at its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, I can tell you that, in my opinion, Lords is Zombie’s greatest achievement yet. You can read our review here to get an idea.
I make no bones about being a huge Rob Zombie fan, so you can imagine my excitement when I had the chance to talk to the director about his latest film, the creative process, his music and much more. On the phone, Zombie is a friendly, welcoming guy to talk to. You can tell that not only is he a creator, he’s also a fan of pop culture in all its various forms. He’s also given Biff Bam Pop a lot of support over the last year, putting our interview with Lords actor Dee Wallace on his own homepage. On that note, check out the trailer for The Lords of Salem and then jump right into the first part of our interview with the one and only Rob Zombie.
Andy Burns: I was at the premier of Lords of Salem in Toronto and as a guy that’s a big fan of yours, I was pretty eager to see what you’d come up with. So I’m wondering, when your film is screened for the first time, do you get excited at all? I always kind of view you as a pretty laid back guy. Do you get nervous?
Rob Zombie: I don’t get sort of anything. I don’t get excited or anything. I mean, I want people to see it, obviously. I wouldn’t make it if I didn’t. But I don’t get excited like, I can’t wait to show it. And I don’t really get nervous, like “oh, what if people don’t like it”. You just kind of show it and see where it goes.
Andy Burns: It kind of is what it is, eh?
Rob Zombie: It is what it is. I think if I was newer to this I would have a different reaction. But now this is my sixth movie, plus all the music I’ve done, I’ve gotten used to the fact that it doesn’t matter. Everybody has a different opinion, everybody’s opinions change. I find it funny. With House of 1000 Corpses, the first movie I did, now that movie is beloved, everybody loves it. “I love that movie, that’s the best one.” When that movie came out, everyone hated it. Hated it! Like it was the worst film they’d ever seen. Now everyone loves it! That’s why it doesn’t matter. Same thing with people who say, “you should get back together with White Zombie, those records kick ass.” Really? Cause back then everyone just fuckin’ hated them! So it’s just like, time changes everything. I figure, no matter what goes on, it doesn’t matter.
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I’ve been pretty upfront about my unabashed admiration of the work of Rob Zombie, most recently with my review of The Lords of Salem, which premiered last September at the Toronto International Film Festival. The movie is set to hit theatres April 19th, which gives everyone lots of time to digest this trailer for the film, which just dropped in the last hour.
Believe me when I tell you, though, that no trailer is going to prepare an audience for The Lords of Salem. While I firmly believe it’s Zombie’s best and most accomplished, it is also his most brutal and hard to define. To call it a horror film is way too simplistic – this is a tour de force, a magnum opus – it’s Rob Zombie unleashed. Literally. I can’t wait to see it again.
Check out the trailer and start counting the days until The Lords come-a-calling. And if you want a further taste, revisit our interview with star Dee Wallace, who have us a some insight into the film last summer.
This is it, a Halloween tradition for me every year, one of my favorite flicks, and not just the granddaddy of zombie movies, but the first zombie movie. Find out why I love it, why it’s still a classic, and why it’s one of the legendary Rob Zombie’s favorites as well. More on White Zombie after the jump.
When it comes to scream queens, Danielle Harris reigns over them all in the 21st Century. She started out as Michael Myers’ niece in Halloween’s IV and V, and even appeared as a different character in Rob Zombie’s two films as well. Growing up she also starred in Free Willy, The Last Boy Scout and in episodes of Roseanne, while today she’s in demand as both an actor in The Victim and, with Among Friends, a first time director.
It’s no surprise that Danielle is crazy busy at this time of year, but she was kind enough to take time out of her schedule to talk about her role in The Victim, look back on the Halloween films she was a part of and much, much more. Check out the trailer for The Victim below and then hit the jump for our exclusive interview with Danielle.
Come and play with us Danny.
Give me the bat.
KDK 12 calling KDK 1.
You’ve always been the caretaker, sir. I should know. I’ve always been here.
Would you look at that? A whole bunch of familiar quotations from The Shining and I didn’t even throw in the most famous one. The point is, Stanley Kubrick’s interpretation of the classic Stephen King novel (it strays way too far from the source material for me to call it an adaptation) is far more influential than simply two words and an axe through a doorframe. The Shining is one of thee great horror films of our lifetime, one that’s influence continues to be felt today.
Find out where and why after the jump!