The first trailer for filmmaker Rob Zombie’s new film 31 has landed online, and filthy horror antics abound. The story takes place on the night before Halloween and revolves around five carnival workers who are taken hostage and forced to play a game of life or death called “31”, during which they have 12 hours to try to survive against an array of madmen.
This film looks like Zombie saw the Purge movies, laughed, and decided to make his own twisted take on a similar premise and push the violence even further. This definitely does not look like a film for the faint of heart, and if you weren’t a Rob Zombie fan before, it doesn’t look like this will change your mind. I quite like Zombie’s Halloween movies—Halloween II is straight-up really, really good—but his filth-riddled features don’t do much for me, so I’m a bit ambivalent about this new one, 31.
Check out the trailer for yourself below. The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Meg Foster, Elizabeth Daily, Sandra Rosko, and Richard Brake. 31 opens in theaters on October 21st.
Here’s the official synopsis for 31:
From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game or life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.