The king of shock rock, Rob Zombie has been focusing mainly on his music since the 2012 release of The Lords of Salem, which received mixed reviews and some harsh words from critics; but those words were not enough to keep him from making films. Rob is back with his upcoming film, 31.
The movie tells the story of five people kidnapped in the five days leading up to Halloween and how they must fight to survive in a place called Murder World playing the game "31." The game's rules require the kidnapped person to kill his or her opponent – a group of clowns called "the heads" – in 12 hours to be freed.
He is notorious for casting a lot of the same faces in all of his films, but 31 will introduce a few that have yet to be seen in a Zombie film. His lovely wife, Sheri Moon Zombie is listed on the IMDB page for the film, but there is not a character name next to hers. If you follow Rob Zombie on his social media accounts, you may have already seen some or all of these, but if you have not or maybe missed a couple, here is the cast of the upcoming 31.
Daniel Roebuck is a veteran of Rob Zombie films. You may remember him as Morris Green from The Devil's Rejects or Big Lou or "The Frankenstein Monster" of Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009). Some may recognize him from his Halloween and Halloween II costar, Tyler Mane's film, Compound Fracture.
David Ury is new to the world of Rob Zombie films, most may know him from the film, Shoot 'Em Up.
The beautiful Elizabeth Daily a.k.a. EG Daily has a very unique voice and has played an even more unique array of characters. She was Pee-wee's love interest, Dottie in 1985's Pee-wee's Big Adventure, she voiced Tommy Pickles in the '90s cartoon The Rugrats, but most horror/Rob Zombie fans may recognize her as the object of Otis' lust in The Devil's Rejects.
Judy Geeson is not someone I would classify as a genre actress, she is best known for her role in To Sir, with Love. Horror fans may recognize her from Rob Zombie's previous film, The Lords of Salem.
Lawrence Hilton - Jacob's is another fresh face to the world of Zombie films. He is best known to horror fans for his role in 2007's Sublime, and classic television fans for his role in the '70s sitcom Welcome Back Kotter.
Lew Temple is a true Hollywood "that guy" (someone who's been in pretty much everything and people can name 100 things they have seen him in, but don't necessarily know his name). Lew is no stranger to the world of Rob Zombie, he has been in both The Devil's Rejects and 2007's Halloween. He also played the sheriff in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (the one that R. Lee Ermey's character shot to become the psycho sheriff we all know and sort of love in a he-makes-my-skin-crawl kind of way.). He has also appeared on The Walking Dead as the lovable, somewhat pervy inmate, Axel. The list is truly endless.
Batman fans know him from the first film in the Christopher Nolan trilogy, Batman Begins, but horror fans know Richard Brake as the perverted coroner's assistant, Gary Scott in Rob Zombie's 2009 sequel, Halloween II, yeah, the one that gets his head violently severed from his body with a piece of broken glass.
Torsten Voges is known mostly for his work in foreign films, mostly German. He can also be seen in The Lords of Salem.
Last but very certainly not least is a true legend, Mr. Malcolm McDowell. Most horror fans know McDowell as Alex of Stanley Kubrick's 1971 film, A Clockwork Orange. What hasn't he done? 31 will not be his first Zombie film as he portrayed a character made famous in 1978 by the legend Donald Pleasence, Dr. Samuel Loomis in Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II.
If the cast and synopsis are any indication of what 31 will truly be like, I am going to have to say that it looks as though Rob Zombie has one incredible film coming up. With all of the information that has been released about the film thus far, 31 has the potential to be even better than RZ fan favorites House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects. Only time will tell.