Sunday, December 18, 2016

'31' DVD Review

Once again Rob Zombie has opened up his mind to the horrors that surround us. In '31', he takes a group of carnival workers who actually get along and have a good time with each other and turns their lives to a living hell. Our carnies are traveling to the next gig and they pull over to get some gas. While there some strange stuff start to take place, but it's after they leave the station that all hell breaks loose. While traveling down this road they are attacked by a group of clowns. Some of the carnies are killed but the others are taken captive and led to a compound where they are chained up. The remaining carnies are Charly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Venus Virgo (Meg Foster), Panda Thomas (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs), Levon Wally (Kevin Jackson) and Roscoe Pepper (Jeff Daniel Phillips).

Now, the captors are known as the heads and you have Sick Head (Pancho Moler), Psycho Head (Lew Temple), Schizo Head (David Ury), Sex Head (Elizabeth Daily), Death Head (Torsten Voges), and Doom Head (Richard Brake).  The heads are simply people who are just plain sick. 

You see 31 is a game. A game of life and death and it lasts for 12 hours. Now, what makes this even more bizarre is that there are 3 people who bet on the outcome of the game. Sister Serpent (Jane Carr), Sister Dragon (Judy Geeson) and Father Murder (Malcolm McDowell) round out the bettors of the game. This is simply one gruesome film pitting the good vs evil plot to its finest. Unfortunately, as the story plays out you learn that the heads are just human beings but that's as far as it goes. For a moment you want to feel for them but then they kill someone and the feeling passes quickly. 

Lionsgate brings this story to us on DVD on December 20th, 2016. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is definitely one for that personal library and it would make a great Christmas gift for that horror lover. So don't waste any time and pick up a copy today.