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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?

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Heidi Hawthorne
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Francis Matthias
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Herman 'Whitey' Salvador (as Jeffrey Daniel Phillips)
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Lacy Doyle
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Margaret Morgan
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Megan
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Herman Jackson
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Sonny
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Alice Matthias
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AJ Kennedy
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Reverend Jonathan Hawthorne
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Virgil Magnus
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Dean Magnus
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Abigail Hennessey
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Clovis Hales
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Storyline

Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the "Big H Radio Team." A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords' record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they're expecting. The original Lords of Salem are returning and they're out for blood. Written by UHM

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Heretic. Witch. Devil. See more »

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 April 2013 (Russia)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$642,000 (USA) (19 April 2013)

Gross:

$1,163,508 (USA) (10 May 2013)
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Trivia

Bruce Davison also dealt with the Salem witch trails in The Crucible (1996). See more »

Goofs

On her web biography page, Heidi's name is spelled Adelheid Elizabeth Hawthroen instead of Hawthorne. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Reverend Jonathan Hawthorne: As I write these very words, the witch, Margaret Morgan, gathers with her coven of six deep within the woods surrounding our beloved Salem. The blasphemous music echoes in my mind, driving me to the point of insanity. I, Jonathan Hawthorne, swear before the eyes of God, on this this day in the year of our Lord 1696, to destroy all persons who choose to pledge allegiance to the demon Satan and his spectral army!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits appear over gloomy images of Salem. See more »

Connections

References Black Sunday (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lords Theme
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Written by John 5
Performed by John 5
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User Reviews

 
The Satanic witch movie I always wanted to see
24 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I really can't express my thanks enough to Rob Zombie for making this movie. It is it perfect? Really damn close. I really can't understand how some of the viewers 'didn't get it'. A better question, would be, "how could you miss it"? This move is to the Satanic 'arthouse' genre what '1,000 Corpses'and 'Devil's Rejects' was for grindhouse. Basically the genre done correctly by a Master. If you always had a taste for the Satanic 'arthouse' films of the '70's but always felt that it could have been so much more, don't miss "The Lords of Salem", it is the definitive expression of the genre. Bravo Mr. Zombie, and thank you for making this film.


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