Rob Zombie Talks CSI: Miami

Rob Zombie Talks CSI: MiamiConsidering he made made his directorial debut with House of 1000 Corpses, it only seems fitting that Rob Zombie work on a television show that deals with a boatload of cadavers. For those of you who don’t know by now, Zombie has directed an episode of “CSI: Miami” that’s set to air in just a few days, and recently the singer/filmmaker spoke a bit about it.

Zombie gave his interview to the New York Daily News.

In the opening scene, it’ll seem obvious [that I was the director],” Zombie told Daily News. “But I wasn’t trying to disrespect the show by disregarding anything they’ve done. I wasn’t trying to turn it into something different.

Co-executive producer Barry O’Brien says Zombie’s episode is “darker, spookier, scarier, and more dangerous with a lot more edge.

As for whether or not this means Zombie has a future in the TV biz, the director said, “I think I’m better suited to do something on HBO or Showtime, but I’m not even sure I could get into the TV groove. I like creating things, then moving on to other things.

In true-to-form fashion Rob brought along a couple of familiar faces for his small screen stint. Expect to see Malcolm McDowell, Michael Madsen, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top joining series regulars David Caruso and Adam Rodriguez.

The episode airs on CBS March 1st at 10:00 pm and will find Caine (Caruso) and Delko (Rodriguez) involved in a murder case that takes them to Los Angeles to try to clear Cardoza (Eddie Cibrian) of evidence-tampering accusations.

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  • The Woman In Black

    So … did anybody else watch this? Not being a regular viewer of the show, it was hard to tell how much of his own stamp Zombie placed on it, but overall it was pretty enjoyable. The opening was definitely very graphic for network TV, and I always dig watching Caruso chew scenery, but he had some unbelievably stiff competition in the form of McDowell, who basically just played Loomis as an attorney instead of a doctor. Must he be an insufferable asshole in every part he plays now? Madsen and Forsythe were both a lot of fun in their roles, but Sheri? Man, was she wooden! Good thing she was only on screen for about five minutes, if that.

    • Terminal

      I saw it, WIB. I’ve seen a few episodes of CSI Miami and it was obvious what kind of influence Zombie had on the show. And like much of everything he’s ever done, he really tries to push the envelope and basically fails. Not that CSI Miami is high quality TV, but this episode definitely blew chunks.

      • FireRam

        I watch CSI:Miami often. This whole season (in my opinion) is weak. I’m growing bored with the series.

        • Terminal

          Surprising to hear that since David Caruso is such an incredible thespian.

  • Vanvance1

    Maybe his movies would be better if he pulled in someone else to write them….

  • Terminal

    “darker, spookier, scarier, and more dangerous with a lot more edge.”

    Damn this guy is a rebel! YEEEEAAAAHHHH!!!