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His brother, Spider One, is lead singer of the metal band Powerman 5000.

Had originally written the screenplay for The Crow: Salvation (2000), and was also supposed to direct and supervise the music for the movie. Continual clashes with the producers led to his being fired from the film. The screenplay he had written is now the screenplay for Legend of the 13 Graves.

Owns the "Zombie-A-Go-Go" record label.

Once managed his brother's band Powerman 5000.

His wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, is on the cover of his album "American Made Music to Strip By" (1999).

Designed a maze for Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights" (1999 and 2000).

Drew the hallucination scene in Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996).

Draws most of the illustrations on White Zombie's and his solo CD booklets.

Universal Pictures dropped his film debut House of 1000 Corpses (2003), fearing it would get an NC-17 rating.

One of his favorite horror movies is Black Christmas (1974). He considers the film to be underrated as he first watched it around the holiday season and remembers being terrified of it.

His film House of 1000 Corpses (2003) was inspired mainly by The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).

Has a pair of boots that he has been wearing for over 20 years.

Is a huge fan of horror movies. Zombies are one of his favorite sub-genres of horror.

Is friends with heavy metal legend Ozzy Osbourne.

Has a fascination with Charles Manson.

Collector of classic movie posters including horror films and The Marx Brothers comedies, after whom he named several of the characters in House of 1000 Corpses (2003) (A Night at the Opera (1935)'s Otis Driftwood, Duck Soup (1933)'s Rufus Firefly, Animal Crackers (1930)'s Captain Spaulding, etc.).

Is close friends with his hero Alice Cooper.

Named his first heavy metal band White Zombie, after the Bela Lugosi film White Zombie (1932).

Wants to open up his own night club for unsigned acts.

Member of the unofficial "Splat Pack", a term coined by film historian Alan Jones in Total Film magazine for the modern wave of directors making brutally violent horror movies. The other "Splat Pack" members are Alexandre Aja, Darren Lynn Bousman, Neil Marshall, Greg McLean, Eli Roth, James Wan and Leigh Whannell.

Is an avid fan of the horror sitcom The Munsters (1964).

Moved to New York at the age of 18.

Although his own movies tend to be very violent, he is a bigger fan of the horror films of the 1930s and 1940s than the later, more violent ones.

Is a vegan and an animal rights activist.

Has a 12-foot stuffed bear in his living-room along with a sarcophagus, an enormous Boris Karloff poster, a green, scaly Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) statue, and real baby bats which have been mounted and framed.

His parents were carnival workers.

Forbes magazine estimated his earnings for the year at $20 million (2007).

Avoids casting himself or even giving himself cameos in any of his movies. He has said that, as a director, he does not feel comfortable in front of the camera and generally feels that directors should focus on directing rather than being in the film. However, he did have a non-speaking, uncredited cameo at the very beginning of his debut movie House of 1000 Corpses (2003).

Turned down the opportunity to direct Freddy vs. Jason (2003) to work on House of 1000 Corpses (2003).

Is close friends with horror hostess icon Cassandra Peterson (Elvira).

Was rumored to be the director of Evil Dead (2013).

Originally stated he would never do a sequel to Halloween (2007), until the studio decided to make Halloween II (2009). Then he signed on to write and direct, because he did not want someone to ruin his vision. He did not sign on to direct the second sequel Halloween (2018).

Currently resides in Los Angeles, California and Woodbury, Connecticut.

He and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, own a black pug named Dracula along with four cats.

Stated that Audition (1999) is the most creepy and unsettling horror movie he has ever seen.

Although some of his most well-known projects are his Halloween remakes (Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009)), he has publicly stated before that he is not a huge fan of horror movie remakes.

Is a huge fan of the animated sitcom Bob's Burgers (2011).

Is friends with James Gunn and has provided voice work for four of Gunn's movies: Slither (2006), Super (2010), Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017).

Has been a huge fan of Groucho Marx since his childhood.

In 2015, he gave his ten favorite horror movies to HitFix. They are, in order: Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), Night of the Living Dead (1968), The Shining (1980), The Exorcist (1973), Nosferatu (1922), Freaks (1932), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931).

Never attends auditions when casting, preferring to judge actors solely on their taped performance rather than the impression he get's from them in person.

He doesn't drink alcohol or do drugs.

His vocal range is a Baritone with a 2.4 Octave Range.