Rob Zombie blew the horror community away last week when it was revealed that filming had begun on 3 From Hell, the third installment of his Firefly Family trilogy, following House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. Nobody expected this news, since the last time we saw Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig), Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), they were being turned into Swiss cheese by a couple dozen highway patrolmen.
This vehicular suicide-by-cop is one of the finest scenes in Zombie’s filmography, so of course everyone remembers it and knows that these three monsters are deceased. Apparently, the title for the previous film was spot on, and the Devil has sent these three back to the mortal plane to cause more carnage than ever before. We still don’t know much about the new film, but some new casting news has been trickling down through the grapevine that is very intriguing.
Zombie announced through an Instagram post that another member of horror royalty has joined the cast of the film. Dee Wallace, star of all-time classics like E.T., Cujo, and The Howling, has joined the project that already includes Austin Stoker from John Carpenter’s Assault on Precinct 13. Haig, Moseley and SMZ have all been announced as returning to their roles as well.
Wallace has some experience with Rob Zombie’s work. She previously played Sonny in 2012’s criminally underrated The Lords of Salem. She has finished filming, apparently, and took to Twitter this week to confirm the rumors herself.
Surprise! Just spent an incredible week with Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie filming 3 From Hell. Damn I love workin with this guy!
— Dee Wallace OFFICIAL (@Dee_Wallace) March 20, 2018
After a hiatus that has seen ups and downs in quality, the horror community is sure glad that Zombie is returning to his Firefly roots with his next film. How do you feel about the casting choices that Rob has made for 3 From Hell? Join our Facebook Group, Horror Fiends of Nightmare on Film Street and let us know! Keep your eyes locked onto Nightmare on Film Street as we will be updating you with any new information as it becomes available.