Rob Zombie directed this horror thriller about five traveling carnival workers who are kidnapped on the morning of Halloween in 1976 and forced to play a deadly game known as "31." In order to survive, they must fight their way through a group of ravenous attackers, many of whom are armed with weapons. Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs star.~Daniel Gelb
If you think you're getting a great movie that is something to look for at awards shows, then don't get it. If you want something creepy, gory, and made by Rob Zombie, it's perfect! 6/10 for a movie overall, but 9/10 if you need something spooky for the fall season.
"31" is a favorite Rob Zombie flick of mine. Good features and digital copy. Strangers get out into a psycho game where elites (including Malcolm McDowell in a wig and powdered make-up) make them fight for survival against killers. Funny, gory, and wild. If you don't know if this your thing do some research. Horror violence and bloody gore are regular characters in his films.
I've been waiting for 31 to come out forever, I finally saw it today, I loved it. It's undeniably a Rob Zombie film but it's a no holds barred straight up slasher flick! In my opinion his best since The Devils Rejects The plot is simple. It's 1976 and a group of 5 carnival workers get kidnapped and must play a demented game called 31.
The carnival workers have to survive 12 hours locked in warehouse with bunch of insane killer clowns. As with Zombies films the cast is great because he uses actors that are good but have been somewhat retired for one reason or another.The stand outs are Richard Brake Lawrence Hilton Jacobs and Meg Foster but all others are effective in their roles too.
It's non stop action, blood and gore from beginning to end and Zombie doesn't wimp out with the raunchiness and grit either. Richard Brake was spellbinding and down right disturbing as the craziest clown of them all Doom Head.
If you are a Rob Zombie fan or just a slasher fan in general I highly recommend this. Then again as with all of Zombie's films people either love them or hate them. There's usually no middle ground. It is rated R but gets away with quite a bit. I hear there's an NC-17 directors cut coming soon, can't wait for that!
I grew up with Rob's films on screen, even though not all of his films are great, he has grown his directorial techniques, and this movie is proof of it! I liked it, but not as much as I loved "Devil's Rejects"