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Directed by: Rob Zombie

Written by: Rob Zombie

Featuring: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Ken Foree, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Judy Geeson, Dee Wallace, Patricia Quinn

"What the hell, Rob Zombie?" That was the question verbalized by more than one audience member during the recent SXSW screening of The Lords of Salem, Zombie's latest flick.

Certain artists find themselves stuck with, and perhaps weighed down by, the expectations of their fans. Rob Zombie is such an artist. After moving from music to film, Zombie found a certain success by making movies with a singular retro exploitation aesthetic and delivering them consistently enough that he created a brand. And that's a valuable thing.

So the fact that The Lords of Salem, a somewhat abstract, glacially paced film that's seemingly everything a "Rob Zombie" flick is not, causes a certain confusion is absolutely understandable. The audience at the screening I attended expected a »

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