Rob Zombie has narrated a public service announcement for the "Puppy Rescue Mission," a newly launched campaign whose primary mission is to bring home to the U.S. dogs who assisted American soldiers in war zones, reunite them if possible and give them permanent homes. Many of the dogs not only helped physically save soldiers' lives, but offered them companionship and love while they were stationed in dangerous situations thousands of miles from their families.
Zombie says in the spot, "Soldiers in Afghanistan would find these dogs and bond with them and sneak them on the bases, even though they weren’t supposed to have them. It was probably the only moment of sanity for these guys, when they spent time with them . . . But they weren’t allowed to take them home, and if they could, it was so expensive. That was a cause I could really understand and get behind.”
- The Puppy Rescue Mission (TPRM) was founded by Anna Cannan, who came up with the idea when her fiance Chris was deployed to Afghanistan.
- The dog featured in the spot, Saiga, is an actual rescue animal from an Afghanistan war zone.
- In other news, Zombie has also posted a lengthier explanation online of why he is crowdfunding his next movie, titled 31.
- Zombie, who hopes to raise $2 million, explained, "As the years go on, the game changes all the time, and a movie that you could get made years ago, you cannot get made anymore . . . So that’s why, at some point, you end up in this scenario. Because if you wanna do stuff outside the system, you’ve gotta function outside the system.”
- Zombie told us a while back why he's never really sure what his next film might be until it actually happens: "I mean, movies are weird because, like, people come to you, people that own the rights to things, and they want to do it, but sometimes just getting the funding to make the project go will take forever. That's why you're never quite sure what's next. Basically, whatever's next is usually whatever you can get the money for next."
- Zombie will host a chat on Friday (August 8th) at 1:00 p.m. ET at the movie's crowdfunding page to explain the process.
- Zombie is offering a number of high-quality rewards to people who want to support the movie, including a winner's name in the credits, a lifetime laminate to see any Zombie show anywhere, a chance to appear as an extra in 31 and selected props from his earlier movies.
CHECK IT OUT: Learn more about the Puppy Rescue Mission here and watch the spot narrated by Zombie:
Check out the chat at Zombie's movie crowdfunding page and watch Zombie explain his campaign:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Loudwire and Blabbermouth -- agree or not?
Jeff Apelian wrote: "Dude, you're worth $40 million - stop begging from your fans and put the $$ up yourself -- oh thats right, when no one goes to see it at least it won't cost you a dime."
Dennis W Griepentrog wrote: "Why should he fund it, when he can get suckers to do it. I know he likes horror, and he's a pretty twisted and creative person, but it just doesn't translate to the big screen very well."
Danish Meman wrote: "in other words his movies suck and no studio will back him."
Doug Stancil wrote: "Crowd funding is supposed to be for unknown talent to break out....not for has been who already made multimillion dollar movies (that sucked)."
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