Bill Moseley took some time away from his busy schedule to speak with me today about the upcoming 3 From Hell.
What was it like being back on set with Rob, Sherrie, and Sid?
It felt like old home week. Once I got over the preliminary stuff of trying to be as good or better than Devil's Rejects and general what's my line actors stuff and we started shooting it went smoothly and was lots of fun. Very comfortable being back in Otis's skin.
Devils Rejects had a perfect ending. We're you apprehensive about doing a sequel to it
I was, because there was a lot of speculation over the years of how could there be a third one. The lamest device would be if someone wakes up from a dream and goes wow what a dream I had like in Dallas. Then there was the speculation we were killed and did go to hell but we were so bad the devil rejected us so now we're back on Earth, but that would have made us supernatural, and that aspect was not a good idea. I liked the idea that it all comes down to the poor marksmanship of the of the Rucksville Sheriffs department and a Cadillac windshield from the grand old days of General Motors helped
The film opens next week and so far not real synopsis or plot has come out. What are you able to tell us plot wise about the film
Yes, we did survive as you can tell from the trailer by somehow beating the million to one odds that all of the bullets that hit us missed every vital organ, that's the good news. I can also tell you I had a lot of fun making it, it's a great story. The more I leave unsaid will give everyone a more exciting and fun surprise. And keep in mind it will be a fun and rollicking good time. Now I must warn you it will have gratuities violence which is one of my favorite parts of any horror movie. it's going to give horror fans some real nourishment. This is real ass kicking horror like I like, like Rob Zombie likes, like Tobe Hooper and George Romero liked. This wasn't done to try and jump scare people while they eat popcorn and have a good time. this will disturb you.
House of 1000 Corpses was an old school type horror film, where as Devils Rejects was more of an exploitation road picture. Which does 3 From Hell feel more like?
I would say of those two more like Rejects which is good news, although I love House of 1000 Corpses. They were really two different movies, in two very different genres. House of 1000 Corpses was the old dark house paradigm where Rejects was the grindhouse violent road picture. Both were really cool, but that showed that Rob was not only a good director but a genius as he made a sequel and unlike most didn't do a rehash and hopes it makes money. Rob didn't play it safe he took Driftwood and the Fireflies and put them in a while new genre complete with no, to very little clown makeup for Sid. Baby only laughs her laugh once, and Otis goes from a skinny albino to a blue eyed Almond Brother. He made an entirely new movie. The good news is Rob writes his own material so he's written this script which is a great story with really cool characters from the old ones to the new one everyone dies a great job. it's something old and something new and everyone got together and busted some ass. I'm very happy because I like to freak out horror fans, of which I am one, and I don't like half ass horror where you have a couple of jump scares and everything works out in the end and everybody goes home happy. I like to do stuff where everyone goes home freaked out, so I'm very happy with 3 From Hell, and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do.
You mentioned Sid, we heard he was not doing well is there anything you have heard or can share with us?
Nothing more that was posted by his wife on his Instagram. apparently he had an accident and was in the ICU but I don't know much more about it than that. We are all pulling for him and hope he's doing well but beyond that I don't really know anything\n
Otis and Chop Top are two very iconic characters. When you go to conventions which character are you asked to sign more stuff as
It's pretty even but I would say a little more Otis stuff. Otis has two movies, now a third to Chop Tops one. Chop Top got me the part of Otis though as I was made up as Chop Top at a horror award show in 1999 at Universal Studios in Los Angeles and Rob Zombie was a recipient of the Igor Award and I presented it to him made up as Chop Top in a ratty tuxedo. It freaked him out that he was with the real Chop Top and within a month he had gotten House of 1000 Corpses greenlit and his manager sent me a copy of the script and said look at the part of Otis Driftwood Rob would love to have you in the movie and that's how all of that came to pass. I look at Chop Top as the whole fountain head of my entire horror career and actually to tell you the truth if I was to be asked who I identify more with a scratchy itchy head Chop Top or a sexy Otis I would probably say Chop Top
Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today and I can't wait to see 3 From Hell.
Good to talk to you again and thanks for supporting 3 From Hell.
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