One of the most anticipated horror movies is Rob Zombie’s upcoming sequel 3 from Hell, and the director has finally released the official trailer online. Leading up to today, Zombie had been releasing sneak peek photos of the different characters in the movie as he counted down towards the trailer’s release. Now, fans can finally see some actual footage from the movie in all its horrific glory, and though we can only see so much, it’s clear 3 from Hell will certainly be living up to its hard R rating.
Starring in the movie as the sinister Firefly family are Sheri Moon Zombie as Baby, Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding, and Bill Moseley as Otis. Barring Michael Myers, the Firefly family are defintely Zombie’s most popular horror movie characters. They first appeared in the director’s debut movie House of 1000 Corpses back in 2003, instantly breaking their way into pop culture as some of the horror genre’s most dastardly antagonists. This brought about their return a couple years later when The Devil’s Rejects was released in 2007. This time, Baby, Spaulding, and Otis are even more horrifying than before, leaving masses of dead bodies behind them on a deadly murder spree.
It had previously been presumed the Firefly family members were all killed in the end of The Devil’s Rejects. The movie culminated in a fierce showdown between the Fireflys and a large group of police officers, as each of them appeared to be struck with bullets multiple times. As we know now, it turns out we haven’t seen the last of the Firefly family after all. This time, will the story again conclude with all three Fireflys finally getting their comeuppance, or might we see a happy ending (from their point of view, of course) with the three murderers riding off into the sunset as a free family? Either way, one thing is for sure – there’s going to be a high body count.
In addition to the returning Firefly family members, there are other familiar faces appearing in the movie fans might recognize. At this point, some of the other confirmed cast members include Danny Trejo (Machete), Dee Wallace (Cujo), Richard Brake (Game of Thrones), Daniel Roebuck (The Fugitive), and Jeff Daniel Phillips (Halloween II). Zombie has also teased plenty of “bizarre” celebrity cameos as well, noting that Chaz Bono is one of many odd appearances fans can spot when watching 3 from Hell.
Rob Zombie originally wrapped filming 3 from Hell fairly early into 2018, but postponed the editing process until after completing his concert tour as a musician. Now well over a year since shooting the movie, it’s so nice to finally see what Zombie has in store by way of the trailer, even if the wait getting here was a bit painful. Because he’s bringing back his most popular characters coupled with years of experience as a filmmaker, Zombie has the potential to make 3 from Hell his most successful movie yet. We’ll see how it does at the box office once it finally hits theaters.