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Revelations: ‘These days you have to be willing to fight for what you want harder than everyone else’

Rob Zombie Revelations

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Rob Zombie pens a very special article for Metal Hammer this month in which he talks about one of his favourite subjects – HORROR. As Metal Hammer put it; “While the horror genre is far from dead, one common complaint is that a lot of today’s movies lack the imagination of the early greats. Musician and director Rob Zombie would like to point out… THEY DON’T MAKE ’EM LIKE THEY USED TO “.

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To read a couple of extracts from the article 

On Comic Relief in horror:

people think you have to counter- balance the horror with comedy. I think it comes down to the success of films like the first Nightmare On Elm Street. It was darker than the later films and everyone fell in love with Freddy. ‘

On fighting for your ideas:

These days you have to be willing to fight for what you want harder than everyone else when you make a film. I always try to make what I want to see, I never try to make what the audience wants to see, because then you’ve already fucked yourself. You never do anything good under those circumstances

On casting your lead:

Your lead character could start off as a 60-year-old,bald,fat man,and by the time it’s gone through the hands of the studio that character  will have been turned into an 18-year-old smoking-hot girl.”

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