We’ve seen (or heard of) musicals based on horror movies like Carrie and The Evil Dead. Recently, someone toyed with the idea of turning Rob Zombie’s debut film, House of 1000 Corpses into a musical play—and that person was Zombie himself. Of course, I’m using “recently” as a relative term; the shock-rocker-turned filmmaker made the comments to Larry King way back in 2013.
Thanks to our own Mike Sprague for unearthing this gem and writing it up for our friends at Arrow in the Head! Here’s what Zombie had to say 5+ years ago:
“As crazy as it sounds, I feel that my first film House of 1000 Corpses – which is kinda campy in a weird way, which is why at the time I wasn’t that thrilled with it – I think would make a great Broadway musical. Because it’s very much – when you go to Broadway now it’s like Spider-Man, it’s The Addams Family, it’s Spamalot, you know? So that movie would translate well, I think because it’s just ridiculous.”
You can check out an excerpt of Zombie’s interview with King embedded at the top of the article. If you’ve never seen House of 1000 Corpses, you can peep the synopsis and trailer below.
Now if we could get a release date for Three From Hell from Zombie, we’d be stoked beyond belief!
An empty fuel tank and a flat tire lead two couples down a terror-riddled road to the House of 1000 Corpses. “House of 1000 Corpses” is at its core a story of family – a cast of twisted individuals who, with each slash of a throat or stab thru the chest, add bodies to their sick human menagerie.
House of 1000 Corpses stars Sid Haig, Karen Black, and Bill Moseley.