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ROB ZOMBIE Says 3 From Hell Is Not A Prequel

Posted by on July 31, 2018 at 4:33 pm

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We've seen a sorta-trailer for Rob Zombie's coming 2019 film 3 From Hell, but that's about it. We also assumed the movie would probably be a prequel or some weird variation of the previous flick The Devil's Rejects. The reason for that assumption being that all the main characters died a very bloody death.

Except the movie is not a prequel, as Zombie tells Loudwire.

It's nothing [like] what people seem to think, which is always fun to read, because everybody's like, ‘Oh, I know what this is. It's exactly this.’ And they're always wrong, which is great.

I'll just say it's not a prequel. I’m making this movie 15 years after the last movie, so my cast is aging the wrong direction and I certainly didn't replace them with other actors. The one thing I will say is that when we got together — because my biggest fear of making this movie was the actors won't have the vibe they had — it was almost spooky how much [they vibed.] It didn't seem like it was 15 years later, it seemed like it was six months later.

I believe in this movie. They've taken everything they've done to a whole new level and I think it's the best they've ever been. The general vibe was like, ‘Wow, this is like right where we left off.’ It was really kind of weird. It was something special when I made Devil's Rejects. There was just a vibe we had at the time we were doing it, and we're like, "Man, if we can't recapture that, it's going to feel like a struggle," but right from the get-go it was right there.

So we're not really sure what the exact specifics are about 3 From Hell, but it'll be really interesting to see how Zombie and crew make this into a direct sequel.

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