Rob Zombie is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to his work as a director.
Movies like The Devil’s Rejects and House of 1,000 Corpses grabbed the attention of grindhouse and gore fans, and established Zombie as one to watch.
There also were hardcore horror fans who were horrified that he had plans to remake John Carpenter’s iconic Halloween, only to fall in love with Zombie’s vision once the film was released.
With Lords of Salem, Zombie took inspiration from horror heavyweights like Dario Argento and Ken Russell to weave a Satanic spell of witchcraft.
Earlier this month, Rob Zombie’s latest film, 31, arrived on Shudder. To celebrate, he’s curated a special collection on the streaming service that incorporates some of his favorite horror hits.
Enjoy this exclusive interview with Rob Zombie conducted by Shudder’s Sam Zimmerman, in which he discusses some of his picks, along with his thoughts on creature features, disagreeing with critics, and how important passion is for movie making.
Some of the films included in this special collection are Cannibal Holocaust, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, The Hills Have Eyes, Let Sleeping Corpses Lie, and Phantasm.
For all of Rob Zombie’s picks as well as his director commentary on 31, “making of” featurettes, answers to fan questions, and much more, check out Shudder.