From Daily News:

It has been 16 years since horror fans were first introduced to Otis Driftwood, Vera-Ellen “Baby” Firefly and Captain Spaulding in rocker Rob Zombie’s directorial debut, “House of 1000 Corpses.” The fierce trio appeared again and were much more developed in Zombie’s next film, 2005’s “The Devil’s Rejects.”

At the end of “The Devil’s Rejects” the trio of psycho killers seemingly go down in a blaze of glory. Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Free Bird” plays as Otis hits the gas on their convertible, speeding toward a roadblock filled with police officers who respond by filling the convicts with bullet holes.

“I ended it like I thought it was the end, for sure,” Zombie said during a recent phone interview. Zombie is coming off back-to-back tours alongside Marilyn Manson and he’s currently doing press for the third film with these characters, and the sequel to “The Devil’s Rejects,” dubbed “3 From Hell,” which will be screened as a three-night event via Fathom Events in theaters Sept. 16-18.

Read the interview in full here: