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  • Sequel to House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and The Devil's Rejects (2005).
  • Post production was postponed for five months due to Rob Zombie's and Marilyn Manson's tour.
  • The editing process began on September 11, 2018.
  • The film was entirely shot in Los Angeles, California.
  • The movie poster featuring the black and white eyes, mugshot style photos across the bottom, and striking red font is meant to be a reference to the poster for 1976's Helter Skelter.
  • In the film the song In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida plays. This same song was requested by Bill Moseley's character Chop Top in the Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986).
  • Sadly, actor Sid Haig (who played Captain Spaulding) died only five days after this film was released theatrically.
  • Director Rob Zombie revealed in an interview that his original script featured a much larger role for Captain Spaulding, played by actor Sid Haig. However, upon receiving word that Haig was in the hospital recovering from surgery, Zombie visited him at the rehabilitation facility and was alarmed by the drastic changes in his physique, most notably that he had lost a significant amount of weight. Zombie realized that Haig's health was in serious question, and he was forced to reconsider Captain Spaulding's prominence in the story while keeping Haig in the film since Lionsgate was going to shut down the film without Haig in it. After numerous rewrites, Zombie introduced the character Foxy Coltrane, played by frequent collaborator Richard Brake, as a way of filling in for the 3rd Firefly Family member without necessarily replacing Captain Spaulding altogether. Ironically, Zombie did not speak to Haig after he shot his role until his death.
  • In a recent interview, Rob Zombie made a statement that "Sid Haig knew 3 From Hell would be his last movie" and has been promoting the movie as Haig's last movie. Fans were shocked to learn that Haig had in fact made 3 more movies prior to his death, causing them to question why Zombie had said what he did and continues to do so, going so far as to include it in his director's commentary. It could have easily have been the last movie he appeared in, only the other three movies were just relased at a later date than this one, due to various reasons, such as longer editing/post production.
  • Dee Wallace's character is an homage to the main character, Ilsa, in a movie sold on DVD as: Ilsa - The Mad Butcher (1977) [and is listed also as: Wanda, the Wicked Warden (1977), Greta - Haus ohne Männer (original title), and, Greta the Torturer.]
  • The character Carlos Perro is wearing one of Rob Zombie's iconic hats.
  • The motel room the '3 From Hell' are given when they arrive to Durango, Mexico is decorated with paintings of Emiliano Zapata. This is inaccurate. Zapata was a warlord from Southern Mexico during the country's Revolution. The main warlord of the time from Northern Mexico was Doroteo Arango AKA Francisco "Pancho" Villa. To this day in Northern Mexico, Villa continues to be a legendary "folk hero", an idol, and a revered figure. Zapata is at best ignored and at worst reviled in Northern Mexico just like Villa in Southern Mexico.
  • The name of the motel in Durango, Mexico; "Estrella Del Motel" doesn't make any sense. Its translation into English is "Star of the Motel".
  • On the film's third night in theaters, it was screened in a double feature with its predecessor, The Devil's Rejects (2005).
  • As he frequently did in all of his films, Rob Zombie cast thirteen people who appeared in either his remake of Halloween or his sequel Halloween 2. Sheri Moon Zombie, Bill Moseley, Sid Haig, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Richard Brake, Sylvia Jefferies, Dee Wallace, Clint Howard, Daniel Roebuck, Sean Whalen, Richard Riehle, Danny Trejo, and Duane Whitaker can all be seen in this film.
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