->''"Dig through the ditches\\
And burn through the witches\\
And slam in the back of my Dragula"''
-->-- '''Rob Zombie''', "Dragula"

Rob Zombie[[note]]Born Robert Bartleh Cummings; he changed his legal name to Rob Zombie in 1996[[/note]] (born January 12, 1965) is a Grammy-nominated American musician and filmmaker.

He first attracted attention as the frontman of the band White Zombie, whose members included:
* Rob - guitar, vocals
* [[GenderBlenderName Sean Yseult]] - bass
* Ena Kostabi - guitar (1985-1986)
* Tim Jeffs - guitar (1986)
* Tom Guay - guitar (1986-1988)
* John Ricci - guitar (1988-1989)
* Jay Noel Yuenger - guitar (1989-1998), always credited as "J."
* Peter Landau - drums (1985-1986)
* Ivan de Prume - drums (1986-1992)
* Phil Buerstatte - drums (1992-1994)
* John Tempesta - drums (1994-1998)

White Zombie (its name taken from a 1932 Creator/BelaLugosi [[HollywoodVoodoo zombie flick]] ''Film/WhiteZombie'') was initially a NoiseRock band signed to an independent label. In this incarnation, they released two [=EPs=] and two albums, ''Soul-Crusher'' and ''Make Them Die Slowly''. The latter album showed them moving away somewhat from their noise rock sound in favour of HeavyMetal.

Eventually, once TheNineties rolled around, the band signed with Creator/GeffenRecords, recruited a new guitarist named Jay Noel Yuenger and re-fashioned themselves as a {{Industrial}}-influenced {{Groove Metal}} band that used lots of {{sampl|ing}}es from old B-movies and trashy, surreal horror-movie aesthetics. This incarnation put out two well-received albums, ''La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1'' and ''Astro Creep: 2000''.

White Zombie disbanded in 1998, and Rob became a borderline solo artist. He still had a full band, though. Its members are:
* John 5 - guitars (formerly of Music/MarilynManson)
* Piggy D - bass
* Ginger Fish - drums (also formerly of Music/MarilynManson)
* Tommy Clufetos - drums (2005-2010)
* John Tempesta - drums (1994-2003)
* Blasko - bass (1997-2006)
* Riggs - guitar (1997-2003)

He produced his most successful album, ''Hellbilly Deluxe'', in 1998. He followed it up in 2001 with ''The Sinister Urge''. Since then, Rob has divided his attention between his music career and writing, producing, and directing the sort of trashy, B-movie horror films that he loves so much. He attracted a lot of negative attention for his remake of ''[[Film/{{Halloween2007}} Halloween]]'' and [[Film/HalloweenII2009 its sequel]]. Riggs and Tempesta, tired of waiting around while Rob worked on films, left the band and started Scum of the Earth, a band whose sound is most similar to ''Hellbilly Deluxe''-era Rob Zombie (Tempesta later split from Scum of the Earth to play drums for Music/TheCure).

Rob's younger brother Michael is also a musician, leading Music/{{Powerman 5000}} under the StageName Spider One.

White Zombie discography:
* ''Soul-Crusher'' (1987)
* ''Make Them Die Slowly'' (1989)
* ''La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1'' (1992)
* ''Astro Creep: 2000'' (1995)

Solo discography:
* ''Hellbilly Deluxe: 13 Tales Of Cadaverous Cavorting Inside The Spookshow International'' (1998)
* ''The Sinister Urge'' (2001)
* ''Educated Horses'' (2006)
* ''Hellbilly Deluxe 2: Noble Jackals, Penny Dreadfuls and the Systematic Dehumanization of Cool'' (2010)
* ''Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor'' (2013)
* ''The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser'' (2016)

Remix compilations:
* ''American Made Music To Strip By'' (1999)
* ''Mondo Sex Head'' (2012)

Films directed:
* ''Film/HouseOf1000Corpses'' (2003)
* ''Film/TheDevilsRejects'' (2005)
* ''Film/{{Grindhouse}}'' -- "trailer" for ''Werewolf Women of the SS''
* ''[[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} Halloween]]'' (2007)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'' (2009)
* ''[[Film/HalloweenII2009 Halloween II]]'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheLordsOfSalem'' (2013)
* ''[[Film/ThirtyOne 31]]'' (2015)
!! Rob Zombie uses the following tropes:

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Has {{sampl|ing}}ed dialogue from ''Film/FasterPussycatKillKill,'' ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead1968'' and...the 1960s ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series.
* AsHimself: Rob Zombie was a playable character in ''[[VideoGame/TwistedMetal Twisted Metal 4]]'' (a game for which he did most of the music)
* BalladOfX: "The Ballad of Resurrection Joe and Rosa Whore". Try and guess if it's actually a ballad.
* BecomingTheMask: Had his name legally changed to Rob Zombie
* BigYes: He uses "yeah" A LOT. "Spiderbaby (Yeah-Yeah-Yeah)" is only the tip of the iceberg.
* TheCameo: Music/{{Ozzy Osbourne}} sings half of the chorus in "Iron Head." Fitting, as the song got its' name by combining the name of two of Zombie's signature songs (Electric Head) with one of Ozzy's (Iron Man).
** Music/IggyPop performs spoken word monologues on "Black Sunshine" and "Soul-Crusher", both from ''La Sexorcisto'' - he also appeared in the music video for the former song.
* ChronologicalAlbumTitle: ''Hellbilly Deluxe 2''
* CircusOfFear: "Grease Paint and Monkey Brains"
* ClusterFBomb: Throughout his music.
* ContinuityNod: "My Durango 95," first mentioned in "Soul-Crusher" on ''La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1''," later resurfaced in "Never Gonna Stop (The Red, Red Kroovy)", on Rob's second solo album ''The Sinister Urge.''
* ContemptibleCover: The original artwork for ''Mondo Sex Head'' featured Sheri Moon Zombie's bare behind. Distributors refused to sell it, so the original design was made exclusive to the vinyl version, with all other formats using totally different artwork (a closeup of a kitten) instead. Rob Zombie explained this by saying "instead of censoring that cover and ruining it, I just removed the ass shot and replaced it with a pussy shot".
* CoolCar: "Black Sunshine", "Dragula".
* CoverVersion: KC and the Sunshine Band's "I'm Your Boogieman".
** Music/TheRamones' "Blitzkrieg Bop," for the [[CoverAlbum Tribute Album]] ''We're A Happy Family.'' Crossed with RearrangeTheSong since, instead of trying to match the pace of the original (which the Ramones would ''speed up'' live), he slowed it down instead.
** The [=Commodores=]' "Brick House," with Lionel Richie and [[AWildRapperAppears the female rapper Trina]].
** Grand Funk Railroad "We're an American Band" from 2013's Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
** Black Sabbath's "Children of the Grave" for the first ''Nativity In Black'' compilation.
** {{Music/Kiss}}' "God of Thunder" as a non-album single.
* CreepyChild: One recites the lyrics to "Call of the Zombie"
* DrivesLikeCrazy: During the video for "Dragula". [[UpToEleven All of it!]]
* ExcitedShowTitle: "Thrust!"
* FilkSong:
** "More Human Than Human" takes its title and some of the lyrics from ''Film/BladeRunner''
** "Real Solution #9" includes the line [[Film/TheTexasChainsawMassacre1974 "Who will survive and what will be left of them?"]]
** "Living Dead Girl" is based on ''Film/TheCabinetOfDrCaligari,'' opens with a sample of the line "Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead?" from the trailer for ''Film/LadyFrankenstein'' and references ''Film/DrGoldfootAndTheBikiniMachine.''
--> "Goldfoot's machine creates another fiend\\
So beautiful it'll make you kill"
** "Dragula" is named for one of the two cars created by [[Series/TheMunsters Grandpa Munster]] in the episode "Hot Rod Herman."
** "Creature of the Wheel" is full of references to, and samples dialogue from, ''Film/TheOmegaMan''.
* FiveBadBand: The final lineup of White Zombie
** TheBigBad: Rob
** TheDragon: Jay
** TheEvilGenius: Charlie
** TheBrute: John
** TheDarkChick: Sean
* GenderBlenderName: Sean Yseult. Deliberate on her part as she wanted to be known for her bass playing rather than her (quite good) looks. Her real name is Shauna Reynolds.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Past, Present and Future,'' combining both White Zombie and his own work.
* GutturalGrowler: On most of his songs. He is actually rather soft-spoken otherwise.
* ICommaNoun: "I, Zombie"
* TheImmodestOrgasm: "More Human Than Human" features about 20 seconds of moaning in the intro.
* IntercourseWithYou: [[PunnyName "Pussy Liquor"]]
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Both his solo work and his White Zombie work are generally in the 6-8 range, with the odd song dipping below.
* OminousPipeOrgan: On "Return of the Phantom Stranger" and "Electric Head Pt. 1 (The Agony)
* OneLetterName: J
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: "Demonoid Phenomenon"
* PrematureEncapsulation: The White Zombie album ''Soul-Crusher'' came out in 1987, but the song of that name came out in 1992. There's no evidence that the song "Soul-Crusher" was written that early, so it's possible they just reused the title.
* RealSongThemeTune: Various White Zombie and Rob Zombie tracks have been used by professional wrestlers as theme songs.
** Wrestling/{{Edge}} used "Never Gonna Stop" for several years in WWE
** Wrestling/{{Chris Jericho}} used "Electric Head Part II: The Ecstasy" during his ECW run.
** Wrestling/{{Lance Storm}} used "El Phantasmo and the Chicken Run Blast-o-Rama" in ECW.
** Linda "Shaniqua" Miles very briefly used "Feel So Numb".
* RefrainFromAssuming: The White Zombie song "Super-Charger Heaven" is also unofficially known as "Devilman" after the chorus.
* RevenantZombie: "I, Zombie" would seem to be this:
-->I, zombie cancer raging; I, zombie fascinating\\
I, zombie crucify; I, zombie do not die\\
I, zombie kill machine; I, zombie never seen\\
I, zombie never you; I, zombie coming through\\
I, zombie duplicating; I, zombie eliminating\\
I, zombie fucking you; I, zombie never through
* ShoutOut: His song "The Man Who Laughs" from ''Hellbilly Deluxe 2'' is about... ''Literature/TheManWhoLaughs''. The rest of his lyrics are ''[[ReferenceOverdosed full]]'' of references to ScienceFiction and/or {{Horror}} films, to the point that Yseult lampshaded it in an interview when "El Phantasmo and The Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama" was brought up, saying that "You kinda know what it means if you live in Zombie world."
* SingleStanzaSong: "Call of the Zombie," "I, Zombie"
* StageNames: Rob Zombie, Sean Yseult, J., and almost everyone in the Rob Zombie solo act band.
* {{Trope 2000}}: ''Astro-Creep 2000''
* WordSaladLyrics: All the time. From "Thunder Kiss '65":
-->"Well sweet little sista's high in hell cheat'n on a halo\\
grind in a odyssey holocaust heart kick on tomorrow\\
breakdown, agony, said "ectasy" in overdrive\\
she come a riding on the world"
** A review of "The Sinister Urge" accused him of getting his lyrics from a random word generator. Yseult, in the same interview, said that when fans asked her what songs meant, her standard reply was "Don't fuckin' ask me, I don't know."
* WordSaladTitle:
** ''La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1''
** ''Astro Creep 2000: [[LongTitle Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head]]''
** "El Phantasmo and the Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama"
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Sean Yseult