Just prior to making its premiere at Sundance, Alchemy Films announced acquisition of Rob Zombie’s latest feature, 31. Not long after the film festival, though, news struck of Alchemy’s financial woes and any type of release became far less uncertain. If at all.  However, Saban Films swooped in to save the day, purchasing distribution rights in North America.

The new distributor has announced plans for a limited theatrical release, set for September 16th, 2016.  Love him or hate him, Zombie has a very unique style and voice, and now we don’t have to wait too long to see if the early positive reviews have been accurate.

31 stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Malcolm McDowell, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Pancho Moler, Lew Temple, Richard Brake, Meg Foster, Judy Geeson, Jane Carr, Ginger Lynn, Daniel Roebuck, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Tracy Walter, E.G. Daily, Torsten Voges, David Ury, Bari Suzuki, Devin Sidell, and Kevin Jackson.

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.