Rob Zombie, director of The House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and Halloween (2007), is to start production on his next horror film, 31, in February 2015.
Variety reports that the film will follow five kidnapped carnival workers who are abducted the night before halloween. Held hostage in a large complex known as Murder World, the individuals are forced to play a game called ’31’. The game involves surviving killer clowns for 12 hours.
Zombie embarked on a crowd funding campaign in order to help finance the project. The 90-day campaign used giveaways to incentivise donations, ranging from a t-shirt for a donation of $50 to an executive producer credit for $10,000. 6 fans gave $10,000.
Zombie had the following to say:
I love movies about Halloween, in fact my first film, ‘House Of 1000 Corpses,’ is set on Halloween. In looking for a new angle I found that more people go missing and are never found this day than any other in the year. I thought that’s a good premise for a film. Add in the fact that everyone I know seems to really hate clowns and now you got a film and without the fans raising funds and helping to build buzz, a crazy film like this would have been almost impossible to get off the ground. I owe the fans big time on this one.”
31, which Zombie has also scripted, will be released in 2015. Fans itching to get a glimpse of what to expect should check out the crowd-funding page on Fanbacked.com. It offers some suitably disturbing illustrations, hinting at what will most likely be one messed up film.