Rob Zombie’s newly-completed horror film,

Rob Zombie’s newly-completed horror film, The House of 1000 Corpses was dropped by Universal Pictures Chairman Stacey Snider. When the LA Times asked her why Universal released Hannibal but not Zombie’s flick (which stars one of my favorite actresses, Karen Black), she said: “The difference is all about tone. ‘Hannibal’ is clearly theatrical and based on a popular book that’s part of our mainstream culture. The conceit of Rob’s movie, which has no recognizable stars, is that it’s not a fantasy. It could be real and that’s what makes it more upsetting. I can tell ‘Hannibal’ is a fantasy because when I watch Tony Hopkins or Ray Liotta, I know I’m going to see them in People magazine next week. But with Rob’s movie, I was concerned that there was just an uber-celebration of depravity.” Link