Rob Zombie still can't get an "R" rating for his new movie 31. Zombie revealed that the MPAA has rated his upcoming movie "NC-17" for a second time after Zombie resubmitted the movie for review. In a post on his Facebook page, Zombie explained that a NC-17 rating was problematic as it meant that many theaters would refuse to show the film.
The MPAA rated 31 NC-17 for "sadistic graphic violence, bizarre sexuality/nudity, pervasive disturbing images, and some strong language."
This isn't the first time Zombie has battled with the MPAA over an NC-17 rating. Zombie submitted his 2005 film The Devil's Rejects eight times before the MPAA finally agreed to reduce its rating to an R rating. Zombie recently compared 31 to The Devil's Rejects in a test screening.
31 will feature five carnival workers who must survive a deadly facility called "Murder World" while pursued by a gang of evil clowns. Zombie got the idea for the movie after attending a frightfest and seeing employees walk around dressed as chainsaw-wielding clowns. Zombie partially funded the filming of 31 via two crowdfunding campaigns.
31 is tentatively scheduled for release on January 26, 2016.