When it comes to films high on the list of horror fans for 2016, Rob Zombie’s 31 is up there. His carnie meets hell epic is finally getting a screening which will be part of the midnight selection for next year’s Sundance Film Festival. A festival rich in independent film history this should be the perfect audience and opportunity to see how well put together his latest feature is. Zombie first made headlines with the 31 when a crowd funding campaign was launched. Since then we have seen teaser posters and film descriptions but this is first screening announcement. Read ahead for the official details on the screening and look for more news on 31 in the near future.
31, written and directed by Rob Zombie will make its World Premiere in the Midnight section at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The Sundance Film Festival takes place January 21-31 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah. The Festival is one of the world’s premiere places to debut new independent films and over the course of its more than 30-year history has launched films including Whiplash, Boyhood, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Little Miss Sunshine, sex, lies, and videotape, Reservoir Dogs, and Napoleon Dynamite.
31 tells the story of five carnies in 1976 kidnapped on the morning of Halloween and held hostage in a remote industrial Hell. While trapped, they are forced to play a violent game called 31. The mission is to survive 12 hours against an endless gang of grease-painted maniacs.
The film is produced by Andy Gould of Spectacle Entertainment Group, Rob Zombie, Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Eddie Vaisman and Mike Elliott.International sales on the film are handled by Protagonist Pictures. Alchemy acquired North American rights in the spring and will release the film theatrically in 2016.
Filmmaker Rob Zombie said, “We are all super-jazzed with the way 31 turned out. I can’t wait to get to Park City and unleash it on the Sundance Film Festival audience! ”
Previous films by Rob Zombie include House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween 1 & 2, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto and The Lords Of Salem.