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RZ on what he hopes fans will take away from The Lords of Salem: ‘free popcorn’


Seriously you HAVE to love this man! Indiewire had a chat with Rob Zombie before his new movie The Lords of Salem airs at the 2013 SXSW midnight screening (March 8).  In this brilliant tongue-in-cheek interview Rob speaks about being the “third-born” Marx Brother, editing on a “pressed-wood table with a black lacquered finish from IKEA” and dance numbers in the film???  Believe me this will bring a smile to your face – to read the interview: 

Meet the 2013 SXSW Filmmakers #25: Rob Zombie On How ‘Ernest Goes to Jail’ Inspired ‘Lords of Salem’

When you interrupt Rob Zombie while he’s watching “Wheel of Fortune,” he might decide to respond to your questions as his alter ego…

Tell us about yourself:  “I am an American comedian and film and television star. Known as a master of quick wit and widely considered one of the best comedians of the modern era. My rapid-fire, often impromptu delivery of innuendo-laden patter earned me many admirers and imitators. I made 13 feature films with my siblings the Marx Brothers, of whom I was the third-born. I also had a successful solo career, most notably as the host of the radio and television game show ‘You Bet Your Life.’ My distinctive appearance, carried over from my days in vaudeville, included quirks such as an exaggerated stooped posture, glasses, cigar, and a thick greasepaint mustache and eyebrows.” 

What else do you want audiences to know about your film? “It is in full color and features no dance numbers… well, maybe two but they are mercifully short.”

What would you like SXSW audiences to come away with after seeing your film? “Free popcorn and new found knack for Satanic chanting.”

Did any specific films inspire you? “‘Ernest Goes To Jail’ and ‘The Bicycle Thief.'”

What camera did you film on? “The one we rented from the guy with the funny hat standing behind Home Depot.”

What did you edit on? “A pressed-wood table with a black lacquered finish from IKEA.”

What’s next? “Endless hours of meetings and phone calls about films that will never get made.”

Keep checking HERE every day up to the launch of the festival on March 8 for the latest profiles.


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3 Responses

  1. Fritz

    “you Bet Your Life” featured a question about my ancestor John GreenLeif Whittier, odd never read anything from him but he is a notable poet, looking forward to reading your book then seeing your film, hopefully they will have it in Aberdeen Wa seen every other on opening day with the except for Super-Beasto,love your schtick

    March 5, 2013 at 5:45 pm

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  3. Ghost

    Ha, funny stuff…
    good way to mindf@@k the press and the same boring ol’Joe smoes, asking the same ol’ lame-brain questions.

    They deserve these answers ;) right on!
    Zombie should answer all questions like this… from this day forward!
    2 stiff middle fingers in the air.

    March 5, 2013 at 2:14 pm

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  5. Thew date of release is highly commendable, and Mr. Zombie you know what that is….

    March 5, 2013 at 1:47 pm