To say that Rob Zombie is multi-talented would be an understatement. He began his career as a rock musician, but it wasn’t long before his creativity branched out in other directions…as an actor, writer, soundtrack composer, producer, and of course, a director of some very successful horror movies. All of his horror films showcase his unique vision. Here’s a filmography of Zombie-written and directed movies, including his newest, soon to be released.
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
This is Rob Zombie’s first horror film. House of 1000 Corpses pays tribute to classic 1970s shock horror movies. A group of teenagers go looking for a mysterious figure known as Dr. Satan (on Halloween, of course) and find more than they ever bargained for.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
Zombie created this film as a sort-of sequel to House of 1000 Corpses. The creepy, violent Firefly family (classic backwoods, rotten teeth types) is pursued by a determined police SWAT team and escape on a deadly road trip.
A new take on John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic. Zombie directed the film, which he also co-wrote with Carpenter. A grown-up Michael Myers escapes from an asylum and returns to Haddonfield for some unfinished business.
Halloween II (2009)
Halloween II continues the story of Michael’s return to Haddonfield. Thought to be dead, Michael is in fact still alive and continues to haunt his traumatized sister Laurie, who may or may not be one of the most annoying horror film characters ever.
The Lords of Salem (2013)
Zombie’s most recent film is about a Salem, Massachusetts DJ who receives a mysterious record by a group called the Lords that unleashes supernatural forces in this town with a notorious past history. Salem once again become a very dangerous place to be.
This new movie, currently in post-production, promises to take the classic creepy clown theme to new heights. Five carnival workers are kidnapped on Halloween 1975. They are told they must play a game called “31” where the object is to survive 12 hours with a bunch of evil clowns.