The Lords of Salem
Directed by Rob Zombie
Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio DJ from Salem, is plagued by bizarre nightmares of vengeful witches after playing a mysterious record by a group known as The Lords. When the record becomes a huge hit, Heidi and her colleagues receive tickets for the band’s next gig, but upon arrival find that the show goes beyond anything they could have imagined. From modern horror maestro, Rob Zombie, THE LORDS OF SALEM is an enigmatic and visually stunning take on the mythology of witches that blends a 1970s aesthetic with modern day counter culture to create a vivid, macabre horror. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
A radio DJ is transformed by a 17th century record in Rob Zombie's elegant, eerie witch film.
Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Dee Wallace
Despite the obvious salutes to Argento, and the art house films of the 70's, this story line falls short. Sherry Moon Zombie is incredible and believable in her part, it makes one wonder why she doesn't get more parts. Visually stunning and artistic, framing is perfect. Could have been a great storyline, and even though im a huge Rov Zombie fan, this one feels like a MTV video in the last 8 minutes. Still 3 skulls, couldnt turn it off.
I did not expect to like this as much as I did. Elevated beyond the ordinary by some inspired casting choices, evolving into a film shot through with Argento-like, fever dream imagery. It's an interesting story, nicely paced and not half as gory as I assumed it would be. I'm really impressed with this. Can't understand why the always likeable Sheri Moon Zombie doesn't get cast more often.
More bilge from Mr Zombie.
Visually interesting and well acted.