Rob Zombie’s latest film, 31 seems to be in a bit of a holding pattern. Last we heard, postproduction was finished and Alchemy had acquired the picture for distribution. However, possibly due to the distributor’s recent financial setbacks, we haven’t yet heard an official release date for the project. In spite of all that, a new image from the film surfaced today. It features Richard Brake as Doom-Head. You can check it out for yourself after the break!
We know that Zombie submitted 31 to the MPAA at least three time before escaping the dreaded NC-17 classification. But he has finally succeeded in securing an R-rating and he doesn’t feel that he had to compromise his vision.
The film stars Lew Temple (Devil’s Rejects), Lawrence Hilton Jacobs (Otis), Sheri Moon Zombie (Lords of Salem), Malcolm McDowell (Clockwork Orange), Judy Geeson (The Lords of Salem), Meg Foster (They Live), Richard Brake (Doom), Daniel Roebuck (Phantasm: Ravager), Michael “Redbone” Alcott (The Devil’s Rejects), Jeffrey Daniel Phillips (Lords of Salem), and more.
31 is set in 1975. The project zeroes in on five people kidnapped in the days leading up to Halloween. They are brought to a place called Murder World where they must fight for their survival by playing a deadly game called 31. To win, the ‘contestants’ must kill their opponents over a 12-hour period. Their adversaries are comprised of a group of sadistic killer clowns. The title obviously refers to Halloween–the 31st day in October.