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This blows…that Rob can’t do anything about it. Maybe Dimension will come around. After all, Eli Roth is supposedly still making Thanksgiving? Hopefully Rob can use his mad negotiation skills and work out a deal eventually. Especially since knowing Rob, he may not require a lot of money to make it. I’m sure he could pull it off with 10 million or less. Probably much less. Dimension would surely make that back! Fairly quickly too. It’s almost financially in their favor to make it! Hopefully if Lords of Salem does really well, they will re-think their position on making it. Also, I’m surprised Lords of Salem even would get green lit before something like Werewolf Women, which had a TON of exposure… all the Grindhouse fans, all the Zombie fans…. There was practically a lot of free promotion for it. So, I can’t understand why they aren’t jumping on this gem!
Well, if you look at the history of horror, a lot of people in charge of studios do not seem to know what horror fans like..As I recall hearing, back in the 80's, Nightmare on Elmstreet had trouble getting made, because certain studio heads didn't think people would be interested in a movie about dreams..And, remember how hard it was for Rob to get House of 1000 Corpses out? A lot of the people in charge have no idea what we want.
Oh yeah I totally agree. I just think that even if they had absolutely no sense what a horror fan likes, and they are only looking at dollar signs, and nothing else. If they didn't care at all about creativity and art and soley just worried about profit, I still think they should be able to see that this movie idea actually has more promotion and more word of mouth than anything else. House of 1000 Corpses, I can understand why they would be worried. We, as fans, always knew Rob could pull off anything and the guy is just amazing, but the studios were looking at it like....it's his first movie, no experience, and he's some head-banging dumb rocker guy. They may not have known anything about him and then they are just going to trust this random guy with millions of their money? I can understand the fear in that.
Devil's Rejects got green lit because of the success of 1000 Corpses. They knew there was an audience for this thing. Same for Halloween, which would have been made anyway. It's already got a die hard audience. Halloween has been around since late 70s, so they pretty much knew it would do good. Were they expectating the HUGE profit it took in? Probably not. Just another notch on Zombie's success belt, proving nay-sayers wrong.
So an original idea like Lords of Salem.. I'm surprised it even got made. It seems they just want to do remakes now and an original idea has to be especially promising of profit.
Werewolf Women would be like a b movie im guessing in many ways. It's a genre film, so it may not appeal to EVERYBODY. They probably wouldn't be making hundreds of millions on it. It's not going to beat Titanic or Avatar or anything like that. But with all the publicity its gotten... Tarantino is regarded as one of the greatest film makers of all time and has a HUGE audience and Zombie has a commercial before his flick. You'll have the horror fans that want to check it out, the Tarantino/Rodriguez fans that would give it a shot because they thought it looked cool from the fake trailer, and of course the legions of zombie fans... If the rumors are true that Lords of Salem was made on about a 2 million budget, I'd imagine a straight up intentional b movie would need much more. Give it a 5 million budget. Guranteed success. There hasn't been a single Zombie film that has flopped financially. Every single one of them made much more than the budget. So he definitely should have a good re'su'me in the film making business by now! lol.
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