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
not as good as devils rejects but definitely one of Rob Zombies best movies. Rob Zombies best cinematography writing dialogue wise, acting was also really good, Sheri Moons best performance. 9/10, closer to an 8 than a 10
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Rob Zombie's flair for the carnivalesque is toned down in this slow-burner, but don't let that stop you. This is a nuanced witch flick that ratchets up the gory horror as it goes. Sheri Moon Zombie is great, as are the supporting cast (many of whom are horror veterans). You will leave this film with an increased mistrust towards goats.
Spent half the movie waiting for something worthwhile to happen, was utterly disappointed when it finally did. Also, cant get over Zombie's obsession with his wife's arse. Some cool SFX and a decent play on the Salem story though.
Some Great atmosphere and wonderful use of sound. Where the film falls short is the short form character development, we know more about the side characters than we do about the central character. The film rests heavily on style and I feel if I hadn't been a fan of the subject before I'd have felt a lot colder at the end. It's a bit jumbled and borders on indulgent but for a genre piece it's pretty good and delivers in some places. Watch it for the soundtrack and imagery. Skip it if you're hoping for a deeper dive into the subtext of Witchcraft and Occult organisations.