Pre-production is well under way on Rob Zombie’s Halloween-set 31, which will begin filming later this month. On tap for you today is a double dose of goodness in the form of the latest casting news as well as a behind-the-scenes video. So read on!
Over on Rob Zombie’s Facebook page, the musician-turned-director revealed that Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs has joined the cast as “Panda Thomas,” the manager of a traveling roadshow known as “The Venus Lux Happy Time Fun Show.” Lawrence is best known as 70s icon Freddy “Boom Boom” Washington from “Welcome Back, Kotter.”
Zombie also shared the behind-the-scenes video on his Facebook page, which we’ve embedded below. In it he scouts locations and preps the production. So check it out while we wait for more.
As previously announced, E.G. Daily will be playing the character “Sex-Head” alongside Torsten Voges as “Death-Head.”
31 is, in part, a crowdfunded endeavor that will allow Zombie’s legions of fans to be involved from the ground up with his latest project. “I wish something like this had existed when I was a kid,” Zombie explained. “I would have killed to be part of so many movies. Even being involved in the smallest way would have been awesome.”
Fans will have access to exclusive VIP experiences involving the film and Zombie’s music career. In addition to the wide range of VIP experiences, fans can also get their hands on exclusive merch and original props from Zombie’s films. Check out the campaign, which is being hosted at RZ-31. There’s still time left to get in on it!
31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World. Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which ‘The Heads’- murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.