When Malcolm McDowell was first announced to star in Rob Zombie’s Halloween-set clown thriller 31 as Father Murder—the twisted mind who owns Murder World—I don’t think anyone was quite expecting this. While Zombie's films are certainly hit or miss, you've got to hand it to him for coming up with some gnarly characters like McDowell's Father Murder. Everything we've seen thus far points to one weird and wicked new film from Zombie, so you can count me in. Dig on the still below!
In the film:
31 follows five carnival workers who are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large secret compound known as Murder World. Once there, they have 12 hours to survive a terrifying game called 31 in which “The Heads” – murderous maniacs dressed as clowns – are released to hunt them down and kill them.
The cast also includes Meg Foster, Judy Geeson, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Jane Carr, Richard Brake, Ginger Lynn, David Ury, Daniel Roebuck, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Pancho Moler, Tracy Walter, E.G. Daily, Torsten Voges, Sheri Moon Zombie, Lew Temple, Bari Suzuki, and Devin Sidell.