It feels like we’ve been waiting forever for a 3 From Hell (or Three From Hell as it was previously known) trailer to arrive. And, with a 2019 release date still in sight, it was beginning to feel like maybe it would never happen. But Rob Zombie has come through with the goods and the first teaser for his highly-anticipated latest has arrived.
RZ is being coy about when we can expect the third part in his Firefly family saga, but he’s eyeing a Fall release for the movie, which might mean it’ll screen at Frightfest‘s 20th anniversary celebrations in August (we live in hope). It’d be a major coup for the fan favorite horror fest and would make sense timing wise, but this is all conjecture for the moment (still, a girl can dream).
The flick is definitely finished, as the man himself has confirmed numerous times on social media, with the final touches being put on as we speak. The movie is set to close out the trilogy kickstarted with 2003’s House of 1000 Corpses. The Firefly family (Bill Mosley, Sheri Moon Zombie, and Sid Haig) are all slated to return, in spite of having been gunned down in The Devil’s Rejects (er, spoiler?).
Zombie answered a selection of fan questions on Facebook in the wake of the trailer’s release but advised we’ll have to wait to see the movie to find out how the trio managed to survive. Joining them will be a whole host of bizarro guest stars including Chaz Bono, Barry Bostwick, and Jossaro Jinaro whose character, last time we saw her, was running from the Fireflies while wearing somebody else’s face. Richard Brake, who killed it in Rob Zombie’s underrated last movie, 31 (that opening, monochrome monologue to camera? Goosebumps), is also set to feature.
From what we can gather, Three From Hell sees the murderous family put on trial for their crimes. They might even end up imprisoned for a time, judging by previous behind-the-scenes reveals. Fans have suggested the whole thing might even be a supernatural return-from-the-dead style take, which would be fun too (and not completely outside Zombie’s wheelhouse given the trippy Halloween 2).
The official synopsis doesn’t give much away either:
First there was House of 1000 Corpses. Then there was The Devils Rejects. Now, from writer/director Rob Zombie comes the next blood-soaked chapter in the most violent crime saga in history… 3 From Hell.
Starring alongside the Fireflies are Emilio Rivera, Danny Trejo, Kevin Jackson, Wade Williams, Zombie stand-in Jeff Daniel Phillips, Pancho Moler, Daniel Roebuck, David Ury, Sean Whalen, Austin Stoker, Lords of Salem’s Dee Wallace, Bill Oberst Jr., Dot-Marie Jones, and Tom Papa.
Check out the first teaser for yourself below. It’s not exactly the lengthiest clip, but it has that grainy, Texas Chain Saw feeling to it that Rejects had. Plus, lots of Baby laughing, so that’s always good.
Three from Hell has been rated R for, “strong sadistic violence, language throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, and drug use.” So, the typical RZ stuff then. Stay tuned to Wicked Horror for more info on Three From Hell as Zombie drip-feeds it to us #FreeTheThree