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Rob Zombie talks horror flicks, rock spectacle, artistic freedom and more




If you were to guess what a Rob Zombie Halloween movie marathon might look like, you might imagine it'd be made up of the type of modern, violent cult classics that he specializes in.

However, he said he's much more likely to watch the Universal horror classics — films like Frankenstein and Dracula — because they evoke the feeling of being a kid when it was Halloween.

"Not so much newer stuff, because that stuff will always be in rotation on the bus — just anything from the '30s or '40s, that's always what we're watching," Zombie said by phone recently.

These days, the metal musician once known for songs such as Dragula divides his time between making music and directing his own horror films like The Devil's Rejects and Halloween II.

Now he will come to Tampa to play alongside Marilyn Manson at 98 Rock's inaugural Halloweenie Roast on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. All That Remains, Machine Head, In This Moment, DJ Starscream and Royal Bliss also perform. Tickets are $31-$75.98. Click here for details.

For more with Rob Zombie, click here for Jimmy Geurts' interview.

[Last modified: Thursday, October 25, 2012 3:02pm]


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