Since we first reported on 31, we have discovered a bit more in terms of plot and also have also uncovered another piece of concept art from the film. Come inside and take a look.
We recently learned that like most of Zombie’s work, the film will be heavily influenced by the horror of the 1970s – it will also be set in 1975. The film zeroes in on five people kidnapped in the days prior to Halloween. They are brought to a place called Murder World where they must fight for their survival by playing a game called 31. To win, the ‘contestants’ must kill their opponent over a 12-hour period. Their adversaries are comprised from a group of killer clowns.
As you already know, Zombie will be crowd-funding the project. Contributors to the campaign have the opportunity to secure a walk-on role in the film, get their hands on an advance copy of the script or score props from previous Zombie films, and more.
The title refers to Halloween – the 31st day in October. Zombie is touting it as a killer clown picture and has suggested that it will be nasty and brutal. He has cited his reasoning for turning to crowd funding as a lack of interest from studios in financing the kind of films he wants to make. Zombie has suggested that film’s like The Devil’s Rejects would never get approved for studio funding in today’s filmmaking climate.
I am curious about this one. I am a fan of some of Zombie’s work and think that the concept sounds amusing if not entirely original. 31 is expected to go into production in 2015 but a more specific timeframe is yet unknown. We will keep you apprised as more information becomes available.