House of Rejects book digs into the making of Rob Zombie’s Firefly trilogy

Dustin McNeill’s new book House of Rejects digs into the making of Rob Zombie’s House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 from Hell

2023 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of writer/director Rob Zombie’s feature debut House of 1000 Corpses – so author Dustin McNeill figured this would be the perfect year to release a book that digs into the making of 1000 Corpses and its follow-ups The Devil’s Rejects and 3 from Hell, the films that make up Zombie’s “Firefly trilogy”. The book is called House of Rejects, and you can pick up a copy at THIS LINK!

Here’s the book’s description: From Dustin McNeill, co-author of TAKING SHAPE and REIGN OF CHUCKY, comes HOUSE OF REJECTS, an exhaustive new exploration of Rob Zombie’s controversial horror trilogy. Go behind the scenes of the Firefly saga like never before with new insights, details, and anecdotes from the creation of House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, and 3 From Hell. At 342 pages, HOUSE OF REJECTS is brimming with rare set photos and new interviews with cast, crew, and producers. So, grab a bucket of fried chicken and settle in for the ultimate companion to the Firefly clan’s murderous misadventures. It’s some “brilliant fcking Mark Twain sht,” if we do say so ourselves.

Here’s what you can expect to find in the book:

– Exclusive interviews with cast, crew, and producers – Rare behind the scenes photos from the set – Extensive rundowns of early script drafts – New details on House’s rarely seen uncut version – Never-before-seen set blueprints, layouts, and maps – Insight into why Universal dumped House of 1k Corpses – A complete rundown of deleted and alternate scenes – A detailed family tree for the Firefly clan – New info on filming locations for all three movies – A memorial tribute to the late great Sid Haig – An exhaustive account of Rob Zombie’s influences – A background chapter on Rob Zombie’s rise to fame – Revelations on casting rejections (and re-castings!) – A recipe for the Captain’s tasty-ass fried chicken

I have read several of McNeill’s books, including Reign of Chucky, the Halloween franchise books Taking Shape and Taking Shape II, and Slash of the Titans (about Freddy vs. Jason‘s long journey through development hell). They’ve all been great, so I’m sure House of Rejects will be a must-buy for any fan of Zombie’s Firefly trilogy.

Will you be picking up a copy of House of Rejects? Let us know by leaving a comment below!

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Cody is a news editor and film critic, focused on the horror arm of, and writes scripts for videos that are released through the JoBlo Originals and JoBlo Horror Originals YouTube channels. In his spare time, he's a globe-trotting digital nomad, runs a personal blog called Life Between Frames, and writes novels and screenplays.