Lionsgate and Saban Films are partnering with Fathom Events to release Rob Zombie‘s “3 From Hell” in a three-night special run September 16-18. Now a trilogy of Zombie’s genre of homegrown butchery horror, the special screenings will feature bonus material each night along with the unrated feature film. Written and directed by Zombie, the sequel revisits the murderous Firefly family, who were on the run from police in 2005’s “The Devil’s Rejects.”
In the previous film, it concluded with the trio driving toward law enforcement guns blazing and getting shot at. Zombie, who has expressed an undying passion for the story, will find a way to reignite the same backyard slashing antics for his new film. The returning cast includes Sheri Moon Zombie as Baby Firefly, Bill Moseley as Otis Firefly and Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding.
From the press release:
“This event is a long time coming,” says Zombie. “The journey of these characters has always been special to me and I am thrilled to finally let the fans experience the next episode of the Firefly madness. This project was a true labor of love for everyone involved and we know we have created something amazing for the loyal followers of these films. Let the insanity begin!”
“We are excited to collaborate again with Rob Zombie,” said Lionsgate President of Worldwide Home Entertainment Ron Schwartz. “With House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, Rob Zombie delivered thrills and high doses of gore to genre fans. We look forward to bringing this next chapter to screens with Saban Films and Fathom.”
“In 2003 a bold new cinematic voice emerged with House of 1,000 Corpses,” said Jonathan Saba, Saban Films’ Senior Vice President of Distribution, Sales and Marketing. “And with the sequel, The Devil’s Rejects, Rob Zombie cemented his legacy as one of the most influential and important modern-day genre filmmakers. Now nearly 15 years later, Rob returns to the Firefly family in an audacious and wholly singular new chapter in this gory saga. I can’t wait for audiences to see this film on the big screen thanks to our partners at Lionsgate and Fathom.”
“Scary movies are best experienced in a dark movie theater alongside fellow fans,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “This is why we continue to partner with Rob Zombie, Lionsgate and Saban Films to premiere the very best horror films on our platform.”
Tickets for “3 From Hell” can be purchased beginning Friday, July 19 at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. A complete list of theater locations will be available July 19 at the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“3 From Hell” is produced alongside CC Capital Arts Entertainment’s Mike Elliot. Greg Holstein and Saban Films’ Jonathan Saba are executive producers.