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

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Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings in January 12, 1965) is a Grammy-nominated American musician, film director, screenwriter and film producer.

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 Music/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 a solo career and directing the sort of trashy, B-movie horror films that he loves so much. He recently 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.

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)

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}}'' (2007)
* ''WesternAnimation/TheHauntedWorldOfElSuperbeasto'' (2009)
* ''Film/HalloweenII2009'' (2009)
* ''Film/TheLordsOfSalem'' (2013)

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!!! "[=Astrope=] Creep 2000":

* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: Has {{sampl|ing}}ed dialogue from ''Film/FasterPussycatKillKill,'' ''Film/NightOfTheLivingDead'' 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.
* 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.''
* CoolCar: "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, he slowed it down instead.
** The [=Commodores=]' "Brick House," with Lionel Richie and [[AWildRapperAppears the female rapper Trina]].
** Grand Funk Railroad "We're and American Band" from 2013's Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor.
* CreepyChild: One recites the lyrics to "Call of the Zombie"
* 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 ''Lady [=Frankenstein=]'' and references ''Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine.''
--> "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."
* GenderBlenderName: Sean Yseult. Deliberate on her part as she wanted to be known for her bass playing rather than her (quite good) looks.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Past, Present and Future,'' combining both White Zombie and his own work.
* GutturalGrowler: On most of his songs. He's actually rather soft-spoken otherwise.
* ICommaNoun: "I, Zombie"
* IntercourseWithYou: [[PunnyName "Pussy Liquor"]]
* OminousPipeOrgan: On "Return of the Phantom Stranger".
* 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".
* RevenantZombie: "I, Zombie" would seem to be this:
-->"I Zombie cancer raging\\
I Zombie fascinating\\
I Zombie crucify i Zombie do not die\\
X Astro : 2000 X\\
I Zombie kill machine I Zombie never seen\\
I Zombie never you I Zombie coming through\\
X Astro : 2000 X\\
I Zombie duplicating I Zombie eliminating\\
I Zombie fucking you I Zombie never through\\
X Astro : 2000 X"
* ShoutOut: His song "The Man Who Laughs" from ''Hellbilly Deluxe 2'' is about... ''Literature/TheManWhoLaughs''.
** His lyrics are ''[[ReferenceOverdosed full]]'' of references to ScienceFiction and/or {{Horror}} films.
* 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"
* WordSaladTitle:
** ''La Sexorcisto: Devil Music Vol. 1''
** ''Astro Creep 2000: Songs of Love, Destruction and Other Synthetic Delusions of the Electric Head''
** "El Phantasmo and ther Chicken Run Blast-O-Rama"
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: Sean Yseult

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