The Lords of Salem is Rob Zombie’s newest experiment in the horror genre. It’s a surreal and bleak Rosemary’s Baby scenario that will no doubt polarize opinion. While I didn’t like the film for a number of reasons, it no doubt shows a general improvement over Zombie’s past work and does effectively establish a number of creepy and bizarre cinematic horror elements.
Zombie himself introduced his film at its premiere during the SXSW film festival by saying that half the audience would love it and half the audience would hate it. I’m not sure he was completely accurate as far as the percentages, but there is no doubt that this is a love-it or hate-it movie.
The story surrounds a midnight DJ named Heidi who lives in modern day Salem. After receiving a mysterious box from “The Lords” containing an old record, Heidi’s »
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