Off the Cuff With Peter Travers: Rob Zombie


In the latest episode of Peter Travers' chat show Off the Cuff, Halloween 2 director Rob Zombie swings by the office to discuss chick flicks (Zombie calls He's Not That Into You "excruciating"), how blogs have diminished the role of the movie critic and the possibility of Zombie making a feature-length version of his Grind House trailer, Were-Women of the SS.

"Quentin is saying that Inglourious Basterds is the end-all, be-all of Nazi films, so he either beat me to the punch, or it's the return of the Nazi film," Zombie says of the project. "So if that's a big smash, Nazis are the new black. They're back. And ours is one step more because they're werewolf Nazis."

Zombie also talks about his dark and fucked-up" childhood that inspired The Devil's Rejects and his "family film" Halloween 2. "My mom's side of the family, the whole family business, they were all carnies," Zombie tells Travers. "That was the life I knew as a kid, so that's what seeped into all these films I guess." Ironically enough, back in December 2007 during the release of his unrated Halloween DVD, Zombie told Rock Daily he had absolutely no plans to direct a sequel to his remake. "One is all I need," Zombie told us then. By the looks of the Halloween 2 trailer, however, we're glad he changed his mind.

For more Off the Cuff, including Zombie's attempt to pen a theme song for Travers' interview series, watch the video above.

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Rolling Stone senior writer Peter Travers has reviewed movies for the magazine for more than 20 years. Send your comments and questions to him here.

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