Rob Zombie is no stranger to horror films. He's written and produced plenty including "House of 1000 Corpses," "The Devil's Rejects," and, of course, the "Halloween" series. But until now, Zombie has been a stranger to using crowdfunding to make his films.
That changed recently with his launch of RZ-31, a site on the FanBacked.com platform that seeks funding to help the metal rocker/director bring his next "fast-paced, mean dirty film for those who like it rough" to the big screen.
"I'm crowd funding because I realize that it's an incredible opportunity to engage the fans," Zombie said in a video on the site. "They've always been the most important thing for me because, with metal and horror, the fans aren't just fans -- it's their life, their lifestyle. They live and breathe it, as I do, and any way that you can bring the people that are as passionate about it as you are into the process is a win-win for everybody"
In addition to offering the typical movie swag like key chains and stickers (which you can get for a $15 contribution), Zombie is upping the rewards game by giving away crew t-shirts ($50), the opportunity to have your name included in the credits ($750), and a chance to be an extra on the set ($5000). If you really have a thing for clowns and murder, you can shell out $10,000 for an executive producer credit.
For $1500 you can get a hold of one of the original crosses from Zombie's flick "House of 1000 Corpses" or wait for it...a $2000 donation will bring you one of the original Michael Meyers' masks from "Halloween," of which, according Zombie, there are only 50 in existence. Fans have 59 days left to contribute to the film if they're interested.
So, what about those murderous clowns in the movie?
Zombie said that he once read a fact that more people go missing on Halloween than at any other time of the year. That inspired him to create a film where the missing people have to compete in a game known as 31, which his site describes as: "31 has no rules. 31 has no boundaries. It is ever so simple. Do whatever you can do to kill your opponent before they kill you. Keep this up for 12 hours and freedom is yours."
The opponents -- cue creepy Psycho-like music -- are "a group of vile, filthy, blood-thirsty clowns known as The Heads. They come in all shapes and sizes and each grows nastier than the last."
When you hear all that it's hard to imagine who wouldn't want to be associated with the film in some way. Am I right?