Zombie brother's zombies (and other monsters)
Rob Zombie is the man who gave us House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and that hallucination sequence in Beavis and Butthead Do America. Now his brother Spider (hmm, somehow we doubt that’s the name his mumsy gave him) is following in Rob’s footsteps, having announced that he’s directing an as-yet untitled horror project.
The project is designed as a faux reality TV series, set in a world where zombies, vampires and werewolves have become just another social ill. “We’re shooting it like COPS with a darker tone,” Spider told Fangoria. “They’ve been dealing with the monster problem for the last four years, and it has become a public relations nightmare for the police and politicians in an important election year, so a publicity firm is brought in to spin the situation.”
What separates this project from every other horror idea, Spider reckons, is that the existence of the creatures of the night isn’t treated as being all that unusual. “This idea goes against the grain of what has become standard horror,” he says. “You know – panic in the streets, endless absurd torture or creepy kids with black eyes. What makes this concept most interesting to me is the normalcy of it all; the fact that all of these horrific things have become almost commonplace, and in turn driven everyone involved a little mad. We’re never quite sure who is more dangerous, the cops or the monsters.”
Source: Fangoria (warning: news story contains graphic images)