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A range of genre orientated blog posts and editorials

ROB ZOMBIE: HORROR HACK OR GENIUS?

In 1965 Robert Bartleh Cummings was born in the USA. When he was twenty, he co-founded the legendary rock band named “White Zombie”. In 1996 he legally changed his name to the nom-de-plume for which he is well-known now, becoming Ro b Zombie. His name is now inseparable from the Horror genre and he has many talents within this area scoring music, directing films, writing screenplays, and producing films. Whilst he has released 10 successful albums, many comic books (on which one of his films is based), has done a surprising amount of voice acting (Animated versions of “Spider-Man” and “Justice League” villains, plus voice cameos in “Slither” and “Super”), a spoof trailer for “Grindhouse” (“W

BOX OFFICE SUCCESS

The horror genre has always had a passionate following. When you think about it, there are websites (including this one), blogs, books and festivals all dedicated to it. There aren't many other genres that can claim the same level of love and loyalty. Science fiction maybe – and there's a bit of a comic book fanboy obsession going on right now too come to think of it. Yet it has always – and still is – an area of film that has been looked down upon from an industry (and critical) perspective. Horror films are rarely in the mix when it comes to accolades and awards. Admittedly the genre did go through something of a dry spell between the mid 80's to the mid 90's. But for the last 20 years or

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