As many of you know well and good by this point in time, writer-director Rob Zombie (Halloween, The Lords of Salem) has an all-new entry in his infamous "Firefly Family" franchise headed our way in early 2019, called Three from Hell. The movie acts as a sequel to Zombie's first film House of 1000 Corpses and his best film The Devil's Rejects, and original stars Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, and Sheri Moon Zombie are all set to return for more macabre mayhem (and tons of f-bombs) as Captain Spaulding, Otis B. Driftwood, and Vera-Ellen "Baby" Firefly respectively.

But being that it's been a whopping thirteen years (holy hell) since we've seen these three psycho killers grace the big screen, wouldn't it be safe to assume the trio have dulled their sharp edges a bit? Nope, that kind of thinking is just what would get you cold slabbed, toe-tagged, and mailed home to yo momma in a plastic bag in a Rob Zombie motion picture. In fact, Zombie took to Instagram the other day to let us all know - at least - Bill Moseley, who stars as Otis Driftwood wasn't going to be slacking in the slaughter department in this new film, writing:

"If you think Otis has mellowed with age in THREE FROM HELL... well, think again. He's worse than ever."

Hoo-ray, I say! And if Rob Zombie's brand of sadistic violence, general mayhem, and tomfoolery is your cup of blood as well, you'll be as pleased as I was to hear this news. Other people who find Zombie's work to be "too much" will no doubt want to steer clear of this new film as well, it sounds like. Otis, after all, was by far the most horrific of the three throughout the past couple films, and I can't imagine how Zombie plans to top that infamous hotel scene from The Devil's Rejects. But I can't wait to see him try!

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Three from Hell is written and directed by Zombie, who also produces the new film, along with Mike Elliott. Returning House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects actors include Sid Haig as Captain Spaulding, Bill Moseley as Otis B. Driftwood, Sheri Moon Zombie as Vera-Ellen "Baby" Firefly, Danny Trejo as Rondo, and Daniel Roebuck as Morris Green. New cast members include Jeff Daniel Phillips as Warden Virgil Dallas Harper, Richard Brake as Winslow Foxworth Coltrane, Pancho Moler as Sebastian, Bill Oberst Jr. as Tony Commando, and Clint Howard as Mr. Baggy Britches. In addition to those actors, the cast will also include such classic names as Dee Wallace, Wade Williams, Austin Stoker, Emilio Rivera, David Ury, and Tom Papa in (as of now) unspecified roles.

For those who need a refresher course, House of 1000 Corpses began when "an empty fuel tank and a flat tire lead two couples down a terror-riddled road to the House of 1000 Corpses. House of 1000 Corpses is at its core a story of a family - a cast of twisted individuals who, with each slash of a throat or stab thru the chest, add bodies to their sick human menagerie."

And Zombie's follow-up, The Devil's Rejects kicked off following "a raid on the rural home of the psychopathic Firefly family. Two members of the clan, Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), manage to flee the scene. Heading to a remote desert motel, the killers reunite with Baby's father, Capt. Spaulding (Sid Haig), who is equally demented and intent on maintaining their murder spree. While the trio continues to torment and kill various victims, the vengeful Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) slowly closes in on them."

Three From Hell doesn't have an official release date as of yet, but Zombie has teased we can expect to see it in early 2019. Thanks to Rob Zombie's Instagram for the killer update!

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