I was so excited to finally see this movie, and the anticipation was killing me so bad that I pre-ordered this novelization on my Kindle a couple of weeks before it’s release date. Rob Zombie has said that it expands upon the movie and the two compliment each other. Not having yet seen the film I can not comment on the truth of that statement. What I can say is that I hope the movie is better than the book.
I’m not usually overly critical of things but the book seems like a cheap cash-in attempt to get a bit of extra money. I have an ear (or eye in this case) for Zombie’s dialogue and his wife’s delivery of it enough to know that what we have here is B.K. Evenson simply writing a description of the film, and lifting dialogue straight from it. Sure, you get some insight into the characters heads, but not enough to justify a novelization, and I’m pretty sure all this can be easily inferred from watching the film.
With that said, the part we’ve seen from promotional pics of Sherri Moon Zombie’s face-painting is not in the book, nor the goat riding. So I can not fairly say what is and isn’t the same at this point.
From reading the book, I’m sure the movie is going to be amazing to watch with some truly hallucinogenic imagery, and it’s a shame that it has been so poorly translated into a book. Or at least I am hoping that it is poorly translated because I don’t want the movie to suck.