The waiting is nearly over. Master of horror Rob Zombie now has a release date for his latest movie thriller 31. You can circle Sept. 16 on your calendar.

Zombie revealed the news in a post with a bit of relief, stating, "Finally we have a release date! September 16!" Saban Films recently acquired the North American distribution rights for the film, which will center on five carnival workers who are kidnapped and held hostage in an abandoned compound where they're forced into a game of survival, attempting to outlast 12 hours against a gang of sadistic clowns.

The film initially had some issues getting an R-rating, with the MPAA giving the initial cut an NC-17. After trimming some of the violent content, Zombie was able to get the desired R-rating, which will allow more viewers to see the movie.

31 has a cast that includes Malcolm McDowell, Elizabeth Daily, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Meg Foster, Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs and Zombie's wife Sheri Moon Zombie among others. Zombie wrote and directed the film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. He spent a good portion of 2015 working on the movie, and with the film now locked in, the multi-threat entertainer will return to music with a new album and a healthy tour schedule.

Zombie's The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser album is due April 29 via UMe/T-Boy Records and fans are already embracing the single "Well, Everybody's F--king in a UFO." Zombie returns to the road April 8, kicking off his touring with an intimate warm-up show at The Roxy in Los Angeles. After that, he and his band will play a mix of festivals and headlining dates starting with the Fort Rock Festival on April 30. From there, Zombie is in full-on touring mode with dates booked solid into September. See all of his upcoming shows listed here.

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