Definitive Directors: Rob Zombie

Definitive Directors is an ongoing series here at Brutal as Hell, examining directors we feel are currently defining the genre. Every two weeks we’ll present a director, take a look at their best work, and how their films are setting the standard for the future of horror.

by Kayley Viteo

Rob Zombie is certainly a controversial figure. Yet there’s no denying — at least in my mind — that he’s a definitive director of the horror genre. Even before entering the feature film game with House of 1000 Corpses, Zombie was attached to the genre through his music. Still, there’s no doubt that House of 1000 Corpses blew everything wide open, not the least of which was Zombie’s own potential and possibility. Although subtle isn’t one of the words I’d use to describe Zombie or his filmmaking, there’s a witty undercurrent to his work that speaks of an intelligently crafted script, and a director that works his ass off to make films that simultaneously entertain and challenge the viewer’s ability to continue watching. Read the rest of this article here.

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