Grab a red pen, pretend it’s full of blood, cue “Dragula” and take notes! May 20th marks the date that Rob Zombie’s highly anticipated, self-directed concert documentary The Zombie Horror Picture Show debuts on Blu-Ray and DVD with its companion book of photography shot by Zombie’s talented rock photographer, Rob Fenn. Rob Zombie fans know that the rock icon is essentially an auteur of the underworld whose performances are immersive, ghoulish experiences, so it will be pretty rad to glimpse the inner workings of Zombie’s creative processes from his own and others’ perspectives.
To celebrate the release of The Zombie Horror Picture Show, which will benefit the awesomely named Fxck Cancer organization, we have decided to have ourselves a little Nerdist Contest! Two (2) lucky winners will win a signed copy of The Zombie Horror Picture DVD and book. Three (3) other lucky winners will snag a copy of the book and DVD, but you’ll have to track down Mr. Zombie to get him to sign it yourself.
In the comments below, tell us about a time that music really helped you get through a rough patch and made you a stronger person. We want to know what you were listening to at the time and how it helped you out.
I’ll start: a few years ago, I was really sick for a couple of months and the bright guitar tones of The Strokes, a band that I had always liked but never loved, made me feel inexplicably more optimistic with each spin of Is This It? Now I look to that album when things get dicey and it always makes problems seem much less complex.
Tell us your stories below, and you might just snag some totally sweet Rob Zombie prizes!
All images provided courtesy of Fxck Cancer and Rob Fenn.