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Robert Bartleh Cummings, more famously known as Rob Zombie, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts on January 12, 1965. He is the oldest son of Louise and Robert Cummings, and has a younger brother, Michael David (aka Spider One; b. 1968), who is the lead singer of Powerman 5000. Growing up, Zombie loved horror movies, which have greatly influenced his music and filmmaking career; in 1983, he graduated from Haverhill High School. After graduating, he moved to New York City to attend Parsons School of Design, also briefly working as a production assistant on Pee-wee’s Playhouse (1986).
Interesting Facts about Rob Zombie
- Forbes magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $20 million (2007).
- Designed a maze for Universal Studios’ “Halloween Horror Nights” (1999 and 2000).
- Has a pair of boots that he has been wearing for over 20 years.
- Has a 12-foot stuffed bear in his living-room along with a sarcophagus, an enormous Boris Karloff poster, a green, scaly Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) statue, and real baby bats which have been mounted and framed.
- Moved to New York at the age of 18.
- Had originally written the screenplay for The Crow: Salvation (2000), and was also supposed to direct and supervise the music for the movie. Continual clashes with the producers led to his being fired from the film. The screenplay he had written is now the screenplay for Legend of the 13 Graves.
- Has been a huge fan of Groucho Marx since his childhood.
- Was rumored to be the director of Evil Dead (2013).
- Wants to open up his own night club for unsigned acts.
- Collector of classic movie posters including horror films and The Marx Brothers comedies, after whom he named several of the characters in House of 1000 Corpses (2003) (A Night at the Opera (1935)’s Otis Driftwood, Duck Soup (1933)’s Rufus Firefly, Animal Crackers (1930)’s Captain Spaulding, etc.).
- His film House of 1000 Corpses (2003) was inspired mainly by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
- In 2015, he gave his ten favorite horror movies to HitFix. They are, in order: Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Shining (1980), The Exorcist (1973), Nosferatu (1922), Freaks (1932), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931).
Personal Quotes by Rob Zombie
Probably the biggest thing that surprises people is that I am obsessed with hockey. I grew up in the Boston area so I am obsessed with hockey since I was a little kid.- Rob Zombie
I don’t know that I have a fascination with witches per se – well, maybe I just have a fascination with everything that’s weird.- Rob Zombie
I am like the Jack Nicholson of the Kings – every single game. If there was a game tonight I wouldn’t be here. I used to play hockey. That was my original thing. My first thing, I wanted to play professional hockey.- Rob Zombie
I think so much about everything. I’m obsessive.- Rob Zombie
Things like that become a blur – shot at some soundstage, somewhere – that’s as much as I can remember.- Rob Zombie