On April 19, 2013, Rob Zombie released a very different kind of horror movie: The Lords of Salem. The movie stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Dee Wallace, Meg Foster, Patricia Quinn, Judy Geeson and Jeff Daniel Phillips. The psychological horror centered round the character of DJ Heidi Hawthorne (Sheri Moon Zombie), who upon hearing a mysterious record sent to the station she works in, begins to succumb to a strange spell.
The Lords of Salem was the first Rob Zombie movie to feature a score written by his long-time guitarist John 5. Zombie also wrote a full-length novel (with author B.K. Evenson) based on the original shooting script which adds even more layers to the movie’s backstory. The slow-burn shocker was produced by Oren Peli of the Paranormal Activity series.
Find out more about the film by visiting the official The Lords of Salem movie page right here at robzombie.com: robzombie.com/movies/the-lords-of-salem/
On April 11, 2003 Rob Zombie unleashed the Firefly family onto the world for the first time with the movie House of 1000 Corpses. It was also the first movie Zombie directed.
Rob Zombie shares his thoughts:
17 years ago today HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES was finally released! 💀 The film was actually shot 20 years ago but sat on a shelf collecting dust waiting to be reborn. ☠️ It was a long, long crazy journey to get it on the big screen but it was worth it! 🎉 People always quote lines from the film to me. What’s your favorite line?Rob Zombie. Instagram. April 11, 2020
To see some behind the scenes images Rob has shared, click “read more” and don’t forget to share your favorite movie line in the comments!
Astro-Creep: 2000 – Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head – the final White Zombie studio album – is a quarter of a century old!
The album, released on April 11, 1995, saw drummer John Tempesta join the band and notable industrial artist Charlie Clouser, who played on keyboards.
The album featured many fan favorites including Super-Charger Heaven and More Human Than Human, which is still played live by Zombie today. Astro-Creep: 2000 peaked at number 6 on the Billboard charts, selling 2.6 million albums in the US.
In 2018, Rob Zombie released Astro-Creep: 2000 Live. It was recorded live, in full and back-to-back by Zombie’s current line-up (John 5, Piggy D & Ginger Fish) at Riot Fest in September 2016.
Watch the music video for More Human Than Human by clicking “read more” below and don’t forget to share your thoughts on the album in the comments, and let us know your favorite track/music video/memory of the album.
Rob Zombie and Local Boogeyman have come together to bring fans this super cool, Rob Zombie original drawing design t-shirt.
The GET DOWN MUTHA FUCKA shirt is based on a classic Zombie shirt. It features original artwork by Zombie himself. It is available on Local Boogeyman’s signature vintage inspired, branded t-shirt in sizes from XXS to 3 XL. They are true to size, and pre-shrunk.
The GET DOWN MUTHA FUCKA shirt is available for a limited time only, or until sold out! So don’t delay, get yours today: ocalboogeyman.com/t-shirts/get-down-mutha-fucka-rob-zombie-original
On 28 March, 2006, Rob Zombie released his third solo album to the world: Educated Horses.
Released 5 years after The Sinister Urge, it came out after Zombie had spent time cultivating his career as a film director.
Educated Horses was the first to feature John 5 on guitar and also saw drummer Tommy Clufetos joining the band. In a recent Instagram post celebrating the 14th anniversary, Zombie noted “It was the only record to feature the lineup of John Five, Blasko and Tommy Clufetos.”
John 5 also commented on Zombie’s anniversary post, noting his favorite track from the album:
Let it all bleed out is my favorite, I remember I was doing tracks for this record but wasn’t in the band yet I was so excited thank you RZ for letting me stick aroundJohn 5 – Instagram: 28 March 2020
The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard charts and the track The Lords of Salem was nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance of 2008. Four music videos were released, including two animated videos for The Lords of Salem and American Witch featuring animation from David Hartman. You can view all the videos on the Educated Horses official album page, right here at robzombie.com: https://robzombie.com/music/educated-horses/
Use the comments to let Rob know what your favorite track is from the album.