On September 1, 400 theaters in these United States will be screening this grisly looking nerve-frayer which boasts Malcolm McDowell playing a character named Father Napoleon-Horatio-Silas Murder. The one-off affair won’t be the only opportunity to see the film outside your home, but it won’t hit theaters in wide release form until October 21. So if you’re in a giddy froth to catch this motion picture focusing on carnival workers forced to play a hellish game, there’s the option of trimming down the wait by quite a few weeks. On top of the film itself, there’s also the promise of exclusive music video premieres for the tracks “The Hideous Exhibitions of a Dedicated Gore Whore” and “Get Your Boots On! That’s the End of Rock and Roll,” plus a making-of featurette for 31 and a Q&A with ol’ Bobby Zombo himself.
“I think this is the one the Zombie-heads have been waiting for – a nonstop barrage of insane characters trapped in an intensely violent situation,” declared Zombie in a press release trumpeting the movie’s arrival. “I am thrilled to finally get this out to the fans.”
31 made its debut at Sundance and the reviews of the motion picture weren’t particularly glowing. “There’s not a scary moment in the movie, and its characters are neither likable enough to root for nor so repulsive we eagerly await their deaths,” wrote a Hollywood Reporter critic in his pan of the film. You’ll have to forgive us if we’re a bit skeptical about the prospect of tepid reviews scaring off Zombie devotees.
(Via Rolling Stone)