Ahhh. Rob Zombie. How I love your early movies. House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects gave us some of the most iconic horror characters of recent years. Sherri Moon Zombie hadn't reached the point of annoyance I now feel for her. And you gave us Captain Spaulding... Sid Haig's greatest role ever.
Your homage to 70's and 80's horror films had the perfect blend of Texas Chainsaw Massacre meets The Hills Have Eyes meets Hostel.
It had suspense, it had gore, it was great. Too bad you've sorely disappointed me with your later films. You had such promise.
But back to Captain Spaulding. I calls 'em like I sees 'em!
By the way, if you're ever on the left side of Cleveland in Broadview Heights... make sure you check out the Dark Room Bar on Royalton Road. A horror-themed, industrial and metal bar - the pub has an excellent shot called the Captain Spaulding.
"Howdy Folks! You like blood? Violence? Freaks of nature? Well then, come on down to Captain Spaulding's Museum of Monsters and Mad-Men. See the Alligator Boy, ride my famous Murder Ride. Most of all, don't forget to take home some of my tasty fried chicken! Ha ha! It just tastes so damn good!" Captain Spaulding