The Lords of Salem

The Lords of Salem, directed by Rob Zombie premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and was picked up by Anchor Bay Films. We are awaiting it’s release with baited breath! If you want to see a Graphic Tale, this will be one horror movie to watch for.

To set the stage for The Lodrds of Salem…Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at the local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the ‘Big H Radio Team’. A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, “a gift from the Lords”.

She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.

The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting; the original Lords of Salem are returning, and they’re out for BLOOD.

Rob Zombie is well known for his metal rock music and expansion into directing horror movies. To his credits are:
House of 1000 Corpses
The Devil’s Rejects
Halloween 2
And now we add The Lords of Salem

Sheri Moon Zombie (Rob Zombie’s wife) plays Heidi, the radio DJ who receives “a gift from the Lords” of a haunted record that sets the tale spinning in all kinds of strange directions with flashbacks from the horrific days of Salem’s past.

Jason Blum and Oren Peli of Paranormal Activity fame are reported to have provided Zombie an estimated budget of around $2.5 million, the smallest budget Rob has created a movie with. Rob Zombie was given complete creative control and with it created a film that is not the bloodiest, but may be the most unsettling film so far. The LA Times reported: “Early reviews of the film from Toronto have been pretty solid — cult-film site Twitch called it a “slick Satanic head trip;” Playlist noted that even though parts of the movie were “a bit hard to swallow,” it was still Zombie’s “most ambitious film” so far. That was, after all, the goth-rocker’s objective.”

For more information, visit The Lords of Salem page on the Official Rob Zombie website!