Remeber that NC-17 rating Rob Zombie has been railing about on twitter? Turns out he is able to show some restraint when it comes to blood, guts and gore. Word is the MPAA has finally granted Zombie’s new film 31 an “R” rating. G0od news for all you horror fans who prefer theaters to VOD.
Anyone who is a fan of Rob Zombie’s films knows they straddle the line between horror and outright torture porn. I’m not saying torture porn is a bad thing, but the more you ratchet up the violence and higher the chance a film won’t be accepted by the masses. Zombie sent out a tweet earlier in the week expressing his frustration on the matter.
Sure the theaters shouldn’t ban a film just because it has the tainted NC-17 branding, but let’s face it, when your entire industry is built on the backs of teenagers working part-time then policing the audience isn’t something theater managers want to get into. Not to mention ‘Bizarre Sexuality/Nudity.’ WTF does that mean?
Check out the images so far from 31. You can get additional info or updates from Rob Zombie’s Official Website.