I guess I understand both sides of the argument. I just feel like lately people have been hating on him recently because it’s been the cool thing to do. I loved House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. I was a little put off by the Halloween films, but didn’t hate them…okay I hated the second one. I even thought there were a couple memorable scenes in Lords of Salem, even though it is probably his weakest film to date. When it comes to the originality thing, I am torn. The same people that hate Rob Zombie probably hate Tarantino too. I, however, see this as a director paying tribute to classic films that people may have never heard about before. I don’t know how many awesome Kung Fu and Blaxploitation films I have found, watched, and developed appreciation for, just because they were referenced in Tarantino’s work. I have also found great films from Zombie’s work, by looking through his actors’ IMDB pages. So in the end, I would say I am a Rob Zombie fan, for the most part. Maybe I’m just a sucker for trying to find the silver lining in everything I watch, but that’s what makes being a film geek fun.
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