Rob Zombie's 'House of 1000 Corpses' Finds A Home

Movie, now edited down for R rating, will be in theaters by Halloween.

Sixteen months after Universal Pictures was literally scared away by Rob

Zombie's feature film debut, "House of 1000 Corpses" has finally found a new

home.

"MGM is gonna put it out," Zombie told Ben Affleck on the set of

"Daredevil," where the shock rocker interviewed the actor for MTV's "Movie House."

Zombie said the movie will be released in time for his favorite holiday,

Halloween, later this year.

Universal — a division of Vivendi-Universal, which owns Geffen Records,

Zombie's label — was originally scheduled to release the movie last

summer, but chairman Stacey Snider backed out after screening an unfinished

version in February 2001 (see [article id="1441407"]"Studio

Ditches Rob Zombie Movie"[/article]). "The film is a significant accomplishment

for Rob, yet there is a visceral tone and intensity that we did not imagine

from the printed page," Snider said at the time.

The $7 million "House of 1000 Corpses," which was filmed partially on a

Universal lot in the summer of 2000, is about two young couples whose car

breaks down near a small town of creepy characters. Zombie, who has directed

videos for himself, Ozzy Osbourne and others, wrote and directed the horror

flick.

At the MTV Movie Awards on Saturday, Zombie said he had to edit the movie

down to an R rating for MGM.

"That's as tame as I could get it," Zombie said. "I just had to edit some

scenes, some stabbings, some murder, some mayhem.

"It's her violence that I had to edit so much of," Zombie added, pointing to

his date for the awards show, "House of 1000 Corpses" star Sheri Moon, who

has appeared in Zombie's videos for "Dragula" and "Living Dead Girl" and on

the cover of American Made Music to Strip By.

Before he hits the road on Ozzfest (see [article id="1453271"]"Rob Zombie To Replace Rage Project On Ozzfest Main

Stage"[/article]), the former White Zombie frontman will finish recording music

for the "House of 1000 Corpses" soundtrack with longtime producer Scott

Humphrey.

Once Ozzfest wraps in late summer, Zombie will start work on his second

film, another horror project that he's now writing.