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The main cast of Ravenswood, the upcoming Pretty Little Liars spin-off is finally complete. Beauty and the Beast actress Nicole Gale Anderson recurs on the ABC Family remake and will jump to series regular status for the exciting new spin-off. Lucky us! Let’s review who our new characters are, shall we? Just recently I filled you in about the twins. Abel is “a lone wolf and old soul with a brooding intensity”. He’s loyal, but mysterious. Olivia, his twin sister was once prom queen, but whatever went down during those golden days has left her much less trusting and much more introspective.
In the roles of Abel and Olivia are Brett Dier and Elizabeth Whitson. They join Pretty Little Liars hottie, Tyler Blackburn, whose character, Caleb Rivers, will help transition fans from the flagship series into the mysterious spin-off, which deals with a centuries old town curse. Cue the dramatic music, »
- Sasha Nova
It’s been a busy day in Ravenswood.
First up in today’s news downpour: The Pretty Little Liars spin-off has found its Miranda in Beauty and the Beast recurring player Nicole Gale Anderson, who plays the younger sister of Kristin Kreuk’s Catherine on that show. Miranda is described in a casting breakdown as a “fiercely independent foster kid” who “uses her wits to cover her emotional scars.” Anderson, who also appeared on ABC Family’s Make It or Break It, is set to be a regular on the buzzy project, which will also star Tyler Blackburn.
In related news, »
- Sandra Gonzalez
Rob Zombie has continually been a director whose works have divided the horror community, “House of 1000 Corpses” and “The Devil’s Rejects” having found lovers and haters in roughly equal numbers (his “Halloween” remake and its bizarre sequel mainly the latter). His latest effort, “The Lords of Salem” is sure to do the same, though perhaps for different reasons, a full-on piece of satanic madness with a focus firmly on atmosphere and shocks rather than sense, packed full of the usual parade of familiar genre faces, including (inevitably) the director’s wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, plus Ken Foree (“Dawn of the Dead”), Dee Wallace (“The Howling”), Judy Geeson (“Inseminoid”), Meg Foster (“They Live”) and a long list of others. Sheri Moon Zombie plays Heidi, a recovering drug addict DJ working at a popular rock radio station in Salem with her colleagues Herman Whitey Salvador (Jeffry Daniel Philips, “Halloween 2 »
- James Mudge
The film has polarized Zombie's usual audience; it relies heavily on influence from European horror cinema and strange, disjointed visuals, making it feel in some places more like a feature-length music video than a coherent story, and those expecting a return to House of 1000 Corpses from the musician-turned-filmmaker may be in for a surprise. But what does Rob himself have to say about the film's strangeness? Planet Fury had a chance to sit down with him at SXSW 2013 and gain a little insight from the man behind the madness.
- Amanda Rebholz
Rob Zombie's tale of DJs unwittingly waking the dead in modern-day Salem is frighteningly good
The best movie to date by the heavy-metal musician turned horror-flick director Rob Zombie (né Robert Bartleh Cummings), The Lords of Salem is a cross between two Hollywood movies made by European directors. They are René Clair's 1942 comedy I Married a Witch starring Veronica Lake as the New England witch who returns 300 years later to haunt a descendant of the 17th-century puritan who sent her to the stake, and Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby, where a New York coven assists Satan in impregnating a young woman. The atmospheric setting is present-day Salem, and the main characters work for a provocative radio station whose DJs are tricked into playing a bizarre disc that awakens the dead and lures the living to a defunct local theatre for a midnight rave. Bruce Davison brings charm to »
- Philip French
Darling (or deviant, depending on who you ask) of the horror genre, rock-star-turned-director Rob Zombie is back with his fifth live-action feature film, The Lords of Salem, a story of witchcraft and satanism in modern-day Boston.
Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie) works as a DJ at a local Boston radio station along with fellow DJs, Herman Whitey Salvador (Jeff Daniel Phillips) and Herman Jackson (played by the legendary Ken Foree). Following one of their late night shows, Heidi receives a square wooden box containing a vinyl record addressed only to her, with only a note proclaiming “A gift from the Lords” to identify it. Assuming it is merely a PR stunt by an ambitious band, Heidi gives the record a spin »
- Phil Wheat
Old naked ladies, rivers of blood, locked rooms. Where have we seen all of these things before? The Shining of course. Guess who else has seen The Shining? Rob Zombie, of course. He’s seen The Shining and he really liked it, so he put a load of things from The Shining in his new film. He’s seen his wife’s bum too. He really liked it, so he put his wife’s bum in his new film as well. His new film is called The Lords of Salem. I saw it. I didn’t really like it.
Rob Zombie’s fourth directorial effort proceeds in a similar way to that paragraph. It’s repetitious, it’s filled with references and if you just imagine that all of those full stops are clichéd bits of exposition, you’re pretty much there. As the title suggests ‘The Lords of Salem »
- Ross Jones-Morris
The Lords of Salem, 2012.
Written and Directed by Rob Zombie.
Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record -- a "gift from the Lords." The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?
Rocker turned director Rob Zombie is fast becoming something of a veteran in the horror world. A few odd cult films and a somewhat unwelcome remake (and subsequent sequel) to his name brings us nicely to this point in Zombie’s career. Lords of Salem once again sees Zombie cast his wife, Sherrie Moon Zombie. Though his films have largely divided audiences into very much a love or hate camp, one »
- Flickering Myth
Let's give Rob and Sheri Moon Zombie, the Sonny and Cher of sadomasochistic horror, the benefit of the doubt and assume they set out to make "The Lords of Salem" some sort of instant bad cult film about witches.
That still doesn't excuse how dull this one is, how slowly those dull things happen, how the heavy metal rocker-turned-horror director Rob seems to have forgotten how to make even his simplest sand jolts pay off.
And it doesn't explain how Sheri could have made as many of these movies with her husband (the high mileage shows in her tattoos) and not learned a damned thing about acting. Sleeping nude in the opening scene, yes. She's got that down. And sleeping with her jammies all bunched up down her thighs.
But from the moment her character, Heidi the recovering addict late-night DJ, stands in front of a neon cross, holding her »
Title: The Lords of Salem Director: Rob Zombie Starring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Maria Conchita Alonso, Judy Geeson, Meg Foster, Richard Fancy, Sid Haig Rocker-turned-writer-director Rob Zombie has, in a fairly interesting and definitely surprising manner, carved out a certain multi-media genre niche for himself, spinning off horrific visions both original (“The Devil’s Rejects”) and adapted (his “Halloween” remakes). His latest film in some ways seems like a no-brainer, the type of easy-fit movie Zombie (who’s devoted to to making a period piece hockey tale as his next film) could churn out every 18 months or so if he desired. In it, a [ Read More ]
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Feature Matt Edwards 25 Apr 2013 - 06:57
With his latest film out now, Matt looks back at Rob Zombie's directing career to date, leading up to the nightmarish Lords Of Salem...
I love Rob Zombie. Here at Den Of Geek, we prefer to match the film to the writer most likely to enjoy it. You know, we actually like enjoying films. I’m Den Of Geek’s go to guy for all things Rob Zombie, and not just because I look weird and have a cool beard. What I’m getting at here is that if you’re looking to have a moan about the divisive director, this isn’t the article you’re after. Try Google, you’ll definitely find it. But we’re celebrating Rob Zombie over here, and we’re simply having too much fun to have time for anyone trying to bring us down.
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Having essentially emasculated one of cinema’s greatest bogeymen by giving Michael Myers a troubled back story in his Halloween remakes, you’d be forgiven for not expecting too much from Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem. Usually more interested in cribbing over-the-top theatrical aesthetics from his favourite horror movies and exercising a visual style and tone from Seventies exploitation flicks, The Lords Of Salem sees horror’s greatest magpie deliver a surprisingly restrained, atmospheric little creepshow that genuinely chills, building a growing sense of spooky disquiet right up until its final act where sense and subtlety go straight out of the window and Rob has his wife ride a goat (nowhere near as erotic as it sounds or should be).
Opening with a flashback to 17th century Salem with a coven of naked crones led by Meg Foster dancing around a fire, flicking themselves »
- David Watson
Looking at actor Meg Foster’s resume brought on a feeling of disbelief for me. I know her as a sci-fi and horror genre icon. Most people in my circle know her from such films as They Live, Masters of the Universe, Stepfather II, and Oblivion as well as TV shows like Xena: Warrior Princess, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Sliders.
Ms. Foster adds another notch in her horror belt with Rob Zombie’s new film The Lords of Salem. She portrays Margaret Morgan, the head of a coven of witches who are burned at the stake because of their heresy. She curses the women of the town of Salem, Massachusetts and swears to »
- email@example.com (Eric Shirey)
New Lords Of Salem movie delivered the worst theatrical experience ever. Anchor Bay Films released their new Rob Zombie horror/thriller flick "The Lords Of Salem" movie into theaters this weekend. I just checked it out,and wish that I never did. It was the most horrible theatrical experience of my life. It bored me to death. I can't remember how many times a film had me dozing off to sleep for a lack of plot richness. The movie stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davidson, Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, Maria Conchita Alonso, Judy Gleeson, Meg Foster,and Griffin Boice. The new flick told the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts along with two guys , named Whitey and Munster,and they called themselves the ‘Big H Radio Team’. Eventually, mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, »
Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem isn’t for everyone. In fact, the film isn’t for a lot of people. If there’s one film this year that I can say that I would understand if people Didn’T like it, it would be this one. That being said, for those who do see it for what it is, and for those who the film Does find a way to connect with, then I can also understand how they might feel how I do…and that is, that the film is a Visual Masterpiece.
The Lords Of Salem follows Heidi Hawthorne (Sherri Moon Zombie, The Devil’S Rejects, Halloween) a former drug addict who works as one of the three member ‘Big H Radio Team’, along with Herman ‘Whitey’ (Jeff Daniel Phillips, Halloween 2, one of TV’s Cavemen) and Herman ‘Munster’ (Ken Foree, Dawn Of The Dead, »
The day is finally here, kids! Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem is in theatres, and our friends over at Cinefantastique Online have scored themselves a podcast interview with both star Sheri Moon Zombie and Rob himself!
From the Press Release
In the latest episode of the weekly podcast series The Cfq Interview, controversial director Rob Zombie and actress Sheri Moon Zombie sit down with Cinefantastique editor emeritus Dan Persons for a wide-ranging discussion of their latest release, The Lords of Salem, and of their careers in film in general.
In a free-wheeling and candid conversation, Rob discusses his fascination with the roots of classic horror film, describes how this latest effort departs from the worlds of terror he's created for such films as The Devil's Rejects and Halloween, and talks about the difficulties he encountered translating this newest vision to screen.
Sheri meanwhile discusses how her husband brought her up-to-speed on genre film, »
- Uncle Creepy
Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes their horror conventions! As if Texas Frightmare Weekend wasn't grand enough already, they've added more events to their schedule and some new names to the guest list. Read on!
The 2013 extravaganza proudly welcomes Gary Jones' Axe Giant: The Wrath of Paul Bunyan and star Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams, himself!), who joins the ever-growing list of top horror celebrities descending upon The Hyatt Regency Dfw next month! The event looks to be an awesome time with some of your favorite horror guests in attendance and screenings of the films you've been itching to see. Check out the official Texas Frightmare Weekend website for all the information and to purchase tickets.
From the Press Release
Texas Frightmare Weekend is back with a vengeance on May 3 through 5, offering up celebrity guests, nearly 100 incredible vendors, and more new films than ever! On Friday, May 3rd, »
- Scott Hallam
Rob Zombie has ushered The Lords of Salem into select theaters today. No, it's not a sequel. And no, it's not a remake. The film is purely a "Zombie original" - something that echoes his macabre aesthetic, but is filtered through a style that is decidely different from his previous original works like House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects . The Lords of Salem is like something cold, vicious and black slowly sliding down your back. And its influences are everywhere (from Kubrick to Fulci), but it definitely still has Zombie's fingerprints all over it. In anticipation of its release, Shock sat down one-on-one with Zombie to talk about this change of pace, putting his wife - Sheri - in the lead role, working with Meg Foster and more. You can check out the »
Rob Zombie films are very hard for me to review. They're full of bad people doing even worse things to other people. The entire time I'm watching them, they bring out this disgust and realization that there are individuals out there as twisted as the ones onscreen. Some horror flicks are fun to watch, but Zombie's movies are devoid of humor for the most part and just feel depraved. It's what he does as a director and he's good at it. He continues this trend with The Lords of Salem.
The Lords of Salem tells the story of a radio DJ named Heidi (Sherri Moon Zombie) who receives a mysterious package as "a gift from the Lords." She opens it to find a vinyl album which, when played, has a strange hypnotic effect on her. When the record is played over the air, it affects all the women of Salem, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Eric Shirey)
There are few names in modern Horror filmmaking that are more polarizing than Rob Zombie. His films manage to garner intense reactions ranging from absolute love and enjoyment to utter dislike and bemoaning of his skill set. While his first four films have all stayed in relatively the same wheelhouse, save for the more Lynchian moment of his Halloween II, Zombie's latest opus, The Lords of Salem, is unlike anything he's made before and definitely unlike anything found in modern horror.
The film revolves around Heidi (Sherri Moon Zombie), a local radio personality in the Salem, Massachusetts area whose life outside of work is routine and mundane at best. One day a mysterious record shows up in a weird wooden box that simply reads, "The Lords." When the record is played, it reveals a bizarre instrumental that churns ever so slowly into an almost chant that entrances all of the women of Salem and, »
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