Zombie loves movies and, like Quentin Tarantino or J.J. Abrams, remixes his favorites -- Taking of Pelham 123, Dirty Harry, Bonnie and Clyde, Taxi Driver -- to subvert the horror genre. The key, he says, is to slice and dice them without dwelling too long on his decisions. "I used to make that mistake with mixing records," he says. "It would be raw and rocking. Then I’d keep working, and keep working, and keep working, and keep polishing, and then it was totally boring. You can do that with movies, too."
Currently working on a Groucho Marx biopic (!), Zombie has one mantra: be unabashedly Rob Zombie. But is there a side to the phantasmagoric artist that crosses over with the average American? Or is he eternally a devil horn-throwing rock god through and through? Zombie, a man who doesn’t give a shit what you think, gave me the truth: