The founding member of the American heavy metal band White Zombie, Rob Zombie, recently posted a series of photos on his Instagram account and recalled his directorial debut while revealing that it was supposed to premiere earlier than it eventually did.

As you know, Rob Zombie is a multi-talented metal star who enjoys exploring his talents as an artist. He co-founded the successful metal band White Zombie back in 1985 and then started working on his solo career in 1996. One of his first songs ‘Hands of Death (Burn Baby Burn),’ which was written and performed with Alice Cooper, received a nomination for ‘Best Metal Performance‘ at the 39th Annual Grammy Awards.

Aside from his successful solo career, Rob also started exploring his talents as a director, and he actually solo-directed White Zombie’s ‘More Than Human’ music video which won an MTV Award as theBest Hard Rock Video,’ and this also made Rob Zombie the first self-directed artist to ever win.

Five years later, Rob finally worked up the courage to write and direct his directorial debut ‘House of 1000 Corpses‘ which premiered in April 2003. Although the project had become filming in May 2000 and was scheduled to be released in 2001, the studio canceled its release due to the violent themes within the film. The movie finally premiered two years later through Lionsgate films.

With his recent post, Rob celebrated the 18th anniversary of HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES’ release and said that the reason why it wasn’t released in 2001 ‘is a long story.’ He went on to say that although it was a rocky road, he’s very happy because ‘it now has a very rabid fanbase that we are all very thankful for.’

Here’s what Rob Zombie said in the caption of his post:

18 years ago today HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES was released. The film was actually made in 2000 but didn’t hit theaters until 2003. Why? It’s a long story. Anyway, we made it and it now has a very rabid fanbase that we are all very thankful for.”

You can check out Rob Zombie’s post below.

Photo Credit: Rob Zombie – Instagram
Photo Credit: Rob Zombie – Instagram