|Known aliases:||Robert Bartleh Cummings, Robert Wolfgang Zombie, Rob Straker, Heavy Metal Jesus, Dirty Jesus, Hobo Jesus|
|Place of birth:||Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA|
|Birth:||January 12, 1965 (age 56)|
Rob Zombie is an American musician, film director, screenwriter, and film producer. He founded the heavy metal band White Zombie and has been nominated three times as a solo artist for the Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
Zombie has also established a successful career as a film director, creating the movies House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, the 2007 remake of Halloween, its sequel, and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto. His next film will be the upcoming Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Zombie wrote and directed Halloween, a reimagining of the 1978 classic that was released August 31, 2007. Although it was a success and opened at number #1 at the box office with $26 million, it registered only 27% at Rotten Tomatoes. It would go on to gross over $80 million, his biggest hit yet and the highest grossing Halloween film of all time (when not adjusted for inflation).
Zombie directed a sequel to Halloween entitled Halloween II, which was released on August 28, 2009. Filming began on February 23, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia, with Tyler Mane returning to play main character Michael Myers.