Conversation covers his tough climb to success, his music career, his dislike of CG, and similarities between the genre business and the p*rn industry.
FEARnet.com, the online component of the FEARnet cable channel, will soon feature an in-depth interview with the director, musician, and genre rebel Rob Zombie (āHalloween,ā and āHouse of 1000 Corpsesā) on āPost Mortem with Mick Garris.ā Award-winning filmmaker Mick Garris recently sat down with Zombie to discuss his career.
The five-part interview will be available on FEARnet.com and On Demand (VOD) starting August 22, 2011, and will also be made available on FEARnetās cable channel as of August 27th. You can view past and present episodes of āPost Mortem with Mick Garrisā at: http://www.fearnet.com/shows/post_mortem/index.html.
Over the course of the interviews, Garris and Zombie discuss Zombieās bumpy ride to success in the horror film industry, his opinions on being a genre director, his music career, and his dream project. Highlights of the interview include Zombieās comments onā¦:
ā¦his early struggles:
āAnd then I was on the set of Daredevil. Um, interviewing Ben Affleck for MTVā¦ between takes he said, āhey whatās up with your movie blah blah blah?ā I said, āoh well Universal dumped it becauseā¦ I guess they have a conscience, they have morals, but MGMās gonna put it out, I guess they have no morals ha ha ha.ā ā¦And then the next day it was on the front page of Variety, me saying thatā¦ and the editor called me and goes, āyeah we just got here. Everythingās locked up and they wonāt let us in.ā
ā¦ his career aspirations:
āI would love to make a Westernā¦ Thatās probably one of my favorite things of all time, is Westerns, even more so than horror.ā
ā¦ his dream project:
āI think at this point Tyrannosaurus Rex has become my dream project. I put so much into itā¦ cause itās basically a really violent 70s-style fight movie. Itās the perfect movie that the timing is right. And the less that anybody wants to make it, the more you feel like the timing is even more right.ā
ā¦ his feelings regarding his past work:
āI remember with Devilās Rejects when it was done; Houses of 1000 was aā¦ mess so I never knew how I felt, but Rejects I felt like when it was done I was like, āI love this movie. I donāt care what anyone else says, I love it. Nothingās gonna change my opinion.ā Because that was the only movie I was ever 100% free to do whatever I wanted. You know, whereas the Halloween process was not that.ā
ā¦ use of computer graphics:
āIām not a big CG fan because I think itās just turned movies into cartoonsā¦ The movies have become so big and so spectacular. I almost canāt even pay attention to them. Theyāre so big, ya knowā¦ I canāt relate to anything.ā
The conversation also covers Zombieās own feelings on the horror genreās reputation in the entertainment industry, his specific movie-planning techniques, and his extensive track record with different forms of media, and what his future holds.
Zombie is the latest subject for Mick Garris, whose āPost Mortemā has bolstered his reputation as āthe Charlie Rose of the blood and guts set.ā Other recent interviews have included John Carpenter, John Landis, Frank Darabont, Wes Craven, and Robert Englund. The entire āPost Mortem with Mick Garrisā collection can be found here.