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173 Ratings


Directed by Rob Zombie
United States, 2016
Horror, Thriller


Five people are kidnapped on the days leading up to Halloween and held hostage in a place called Murder World. While trapped, they must play a violent game called 31 where the mission is to survive 12 hours against a gang of evil clowns.

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31 Directed by Rob Zombie

Awards & Festivals

Fright Meter Awards

2016 | 3 nominations including: Best Make Up

2017 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Make Up

What are people saying?

  • Zach Closs's rating of the film 31

    Boy, is Zombie ever hit and miss. I love "The Devil's Rejects" and "Halloween II," flawed but wickedly surreal, stylish films that knew how to fuck with expectations and develop characters. And while "31" opens with a quote from Kafka and a killer high-contrast B&W shot, it quickly devolves into lascivious white-trash worship, stale, indulgent, banally-written threat-monologues and toothless violence. Dogshit.

  • msmichel's rating of the film 31

    After the excellent 'Devil's Rejects' and the interesting if misconceived 'Lords of Salem' Zombie returns to the puerile lunacy of '1000 Corpses' with this complete mess/miss. A game of death is played encompassing kidnapped contestants, rich ringmasters and depraved killers. Unfortunately the script is just awful and the bloodletting weak. Visually it has its moments but they don't overcome the tedium of watching.

  • Steve Pulaski's rating of the film 31

    A film that oozes style, with its colorful, flashy, grimy visuals that echo the ugliness of Grindhouse films. Rob Zombie is a divisive director and he proves he won't compromise with this one. Only thing I wish is he compromised some of the insanely shaky videography during the more climactic moments. The lack of clarity in this film is sometimes truly abysmal and detracts from an otherwise boldly disgusting film.

  • Nick Schwab's rating of the film 31

    A horror riff on The Running Man by way of Rob Zombie could have been so cool. But Zombie dropped the ball here, as 31 could've had the intensity and knife-edge balance between the artistically mature and bonkersness that made The Devil's Rejects and Halloween II beautifully grueling. Here, he returns to House of 1000 Corpses territory, and it feels like a freshmen film in its execution and script. Amateur, indeed.

  • Kamran's rating of the film 31

    Zombie's vulgar satire of social class takes from cult classics & shifts to the extreme. Formal bravura w/ editing and freeze frames. 65/100 - Decent. (2.5)

  • Diderot's rating of the film 31

    Zombie's best film since The Devil's Rejects, but still not quite as good as that (and perhaps that movie's source of fascination is accidental). But regardless of the fact that this movie doesn't always work (i.e. doesn't always transcend the bounds of convention and get truly crazy), Zombie remains the only director working in this genre whose imagination demands some admiration.

  • Tiago Inácio's rating of the film 31

    Rob Zombie's the Leslie Nielsen of horror filmmaking. this film is so appallingly stupid that it becomes an ingenious and hilarious spoof comedy. Zombie's films are divise for horror fans, but once we accept that the man doesn't have a clue on how to make horror, we can enjoy it for what they are, hysterical grindhouse exploitation homages that most of the times are done right. either see this as crap or great comedy

  • Imagefix's rating of the film 31

    The plot, such as it is, is pretty much beside the point. This is just a canvas allowing Zombie to flex his considerable talent with mood and nihilism—though 31 never approaches anything resembling scary. He honors his influences well: nods to everything from THE WARRIORS to EYES WIDE SHUT to ROCKY HORROR. But 6 movies on, it all feels too easy and a bit lazy—a step back from the wonderful but flawed LORDS OF SALEM.

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