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The Lords of Salem -- From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a nightmare world where evil forces from a Salem, Massachusetts legend unleash terror upon the modern-day town.
The Lords of Salem -- Heidi, a radio station DJ living in Salem, Massachusetts, receives a wooden box containing a record -- a "gift from the Lords." The bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of the town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords returning for revenge on modern-day Salem?
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The Lords of Salem -- Watch the teaser trailer for The Lords of Salem, in which residents of Salem, Massachusetts are visited by a 300-year-old coven of witches.
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Writer (WGA):
Rob Zombie (written by)
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Release Date:
18 April 2013 (Russia) See more »
We've been waiting ... we've always been waiting. See more »
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? Full summary » | Full synopsis »
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Great premise and cast, but it all fizzles out in the end... See more (160 total) »


  (in credits order)

Sheri Moon Zombie ... Heidi Hawthorne

Bruce Davison ... Francis Matthias

Jeff Daniel Phillips ... Herman 'Whitey' Salvador (as Jeffrey Daniel Phillips)

Judy Geeson ... Lacy Doyle

Meg Foster ... Margaret Morgan

Patricia Quinn ... Megan

Ken Foree ... Herman Jackson

Dee Wallace ... Sonny

Maria Conchita Alonso ... Alice Matthias

Richard Fancy ... AJ Kennedy

Andrew Prine ... Reverend Jonathan Hawthorne

Michael Berryman ... Virgil Magnus

Sid Haig ... Dean Magnus

Bonita Friedericy ... Abigail Hennessey

Nancy Linehan Charles ... Clovis Hales

Flo Lawrence ... Sarah Easter

Brynn Horrocks ... Mary Webster

Suzanne Voss ... Elizabeth Jacobs
Susan Gray ... Martha Bishop

Torsten Voges ... Count Gorgann

Niko Posey ... Cerina Hooten

Julian Acosta ... Priest

Lisa Marie ... Priscilla

Brandon Cruz ... Ted

Gabriel Pimentel ... Amon

John 5 ... Halvard The Guardian
Piggy D. ... Butcher Olaf
Roger W. Morrissey ... Beezlebub (as Roger Morrissey)

Barbara Crampton ... Virginia Cable

Michael Shamus Wiles ... Jarrett Perkins

Dustin Quick ... Masie Mather
James Messersmith ... Drug Dealer (as James 'Jammers' Messersmith)
Troy ... Troy (the dog)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Christopher Knight ... Keith 'Lobster Joe' Williams (scenes deleted)

Christine Ames ... Dream Sequence Woman (uncredited)

Diana Hart ... Dream sequence woman (uncredited)

Clint Howard ... Carlo (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)

Camille Keaton ... Wench Girl (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)

Udo Kier ... Witchhunter (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)

Richard Lynch ... Reverend Hawthorne (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)

Silvia Moore ... Witch (uncredited)

Maria Olsen ... Dream Sequence Woman (uncredited)

Daniel Roebuck ... Frankenmonster (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)
Ernest Thomas ... Chip McDonald (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)
Judy Thompson ... Woman getting into shower (uncredited)
Carlos del Valle ... Interviewer (Frankenstein and the Witchhunter) (uncredited)

Jobeth Wagner ... Horror Fan (uncredited)

Directed by
Rob Zombie 
Writing credits
(WGA) (in alphabetical order)
Rob Zombie  written by

Produced by
Jason Blum .... producer
Michael Brigante .... co-producer
Jeanette Brill .... line producer
Bailey Conway .... associate producer
Shawn Dougherty .... assistant producer
Andy Gould .... producer
Jessica L. Hall .... associate producer
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones .... executive producer
Sarah Martin .... associate producer (as Sarah Martin McIvor)
Oren Peli .... producer
Jeremy Platt .... co-producer
Steven Schneider .... producer
Rob Zombie .... producer
Original Music by
Griffin Boice (original music by)
John 5 (original music by)
Cinematography by
Brandon Trost 
Film Editing by
Glenn Garland 
Casting by
Monika Mikkelsen 
Production Design by
Jennifer Spence 
Set Decoration by
Lori Mazuer 
Costume Design by
Leah Butler 
Makeup Department
Megan Brown .... assistant makeup artist
Michelle Chung .... makeup department head
Michelle Denering .... makeup artist
Richard Evans .... key hair stylist
Brian Rae .... special makeup effects artist
Traci E. Smithe .... hair style consultant
Justin Stafford .... wig maker
Wayne Toth .... creature/makeup effects department head
Production Management
Laura Altmann .... production supervisor
Phillip Dawe .... post-production executive
Rick Osako .... unit production manager
Jamey Pryde .... post-production supervisor
Tony Roman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kenneth Donaldson .... second second assistant director: Salem
Danny Giles .... second second assistant director
James Moran .... first assistant director
Marc Newland .... second assistant director
Art Department
Adan Avila .... set dresser
Isidoro Avila .... set dresser
Jonathan Buchanan .... assistant property master
Monique Cavin .... set dresser
Natalie Contreras .... buyer
Jason Garner .... assistant art director
Niko Hovartos .... on set dresser
Nancy Ann Lai .... set dresser
Jeff Shewbert .... construction coordinator
Thomas Spence .... property master
Sound Department
Ryan Baker .... boom operator: Massachusetts unit
Cole Bluma .... boom operator
Tom Boykin .... additional sound design
Dhyana Carlton-Tims .... supervising dialogue editor
Nash Cubero Jr. .... foley editor
Ryan Gegenheimer .... sound designer
Charles German .... cable man
Eric Lalicata .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Lalicata .... supervising sound editor
Kyle Lane .... foley editor
Buck Robinson .... production sound mixer
Sergio R. Rocha .... sound effects editor
John Sanacore .... foley mixer
Dan Snow .... sound supervisor
Special Effects by
Rene Diamante .... pyrotechnician
Jared Guenther .... special effects makeup
Wayne Toth .... special effects makeup
Ron Trost .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Roman Bazyuchenko .... visual effects producer
Ben Brunkhardt .... vfx set consultant
Des Carey .... digital finishing supervisor
Stewart McAlpine .... digital artist
Stewart McAlpine .... visual effects editor
Craig A. Mumma .... visual effects supervisor
Jean Daniel Zacharias .... visual effects producer
Yevgen Skorobogatko .... visuaö effects: Terminal Fx (uncredited)
Dana Dru Evenson .... stunts
Dennis Fitzgerald .... stunts
Scott Helgert .... stunt performer
Rob King .... stunt coordinator
Clint Lilley .... stunts
Cole S. McKay .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... assistant stunt coordinator
Nancy Wetzel .... stunt double
Lesley Aletter .... stunt double: Sheri Moon Zombie (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Battista .... grip
Jake Beemer .... grip
Malachi Bibel .... grip
Kristen Correll .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Jonathan Coyne .... best boy grip
David Daniel .... camera operator: "a" camera
Justin Duval .... gaffer
Jesse Feldman .... camera operator: "c" camera
Shaun Giordano .... grip
John Gorman .... electrician
Brad Grimmett .... camera operator: "b" camera
Brad Grimmett .... steadicam operator
Brian Hart .... electrician
Joseph B. Hernandez .... "a" dolly grip
Christian J. Hollyer .... second assistant camera: Salem, MA
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... computer video playback
Matthew Kistenmacher .... best boy electric
Eric Matos .... camera loader
BJ McDonnell .... a camera operator: additional photography
Daniel C. McFadden .... still photographer
Markus Mentzer .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Greg Mitchell .... video assist operator
Tim Nagasawa .... digital imaging technician
Alex Scott .... assistant camera
Wilson Weaver .... dolly grip
Greg Wimer .... first assistant camera: Salem unit
Justin Zaffiro .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Zakrzewski .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Jason Zakrzewski .... first assistant: "b" camera
Casting Department
Joe Cappelletti .... voice casting
Kevin Fennessy .... extras casting: Salem MA
David Kramer .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Christina DeMasi .... set costumer
Julia Gombert .... textile artist
Linda Huse .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Chris Armstrong .... outpost engineer
Matt Blackshear .... digital intermediate editor (as Matthew Blackshear)
Michael Cioni .... digital intermediate supervisor
Emily Eddey .... digital intermediate producer assistant
Monique Eissing .... digital intermediate finishing artist
Dominic Haxton .... editor: behind the scenes
Nicholas Lareau .... outpost engineer
Donald Leone .... additional editor
Kevin London .... digital intermediate engineer
Stewart McAlpine .... first assistant editor
Ryan McKeague .... digital intermediate assist
Joel T. Pashby .... additional editor
Ian Vertovec .... digital intermediate colorist
Keenan Mock .... digital intermediate assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
John 5 .... composer: theme music
Sarah Martin .... music coordinator (as Sarah Martin McIvor)
Tom Rowland .... music supervisor
Julie Sessing .... music clearance
Matt Shelton .... music editor
Transportation Department
Jon Campagna .... driver: Boston
Sean Erman .... driver: honeywagon
J. Tom Jones .... driver
James Messersmith .... driver
Jason Messersmith .... transportation captain
Other crew
Laura Altmann .... production coordinator
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor
Keith Blomberg .... personal assistant to Mr. Blum
Eric B. Fleischman .... assistant to Ms. Hall
Vanessa Grayson .... stand-in for Maria Conchita Alonso
Nicole Kreuzer .... stand-in: Sheri Moon Zombie
Megan Lurty .... production assistant
Brad Dirk Martin .... key set production assistant
Lee Meltzer .... film publicist
Murray Miller .... location manager
Brian Nitzkin .... business & legal affairs
Christopher L. Perez .... production legal
Chelsea Stardust Peters .... assistant: Mr. Blum (as Chelsea Peters)
Alex Saks .... assistant to Mr. Kavanaugh-Jones
Adam M. Stone .... product placement coordinator
Cat Stone .... product placement coordinator
David Thornsberry .... location scout
Bob Weber .... production accountant
Emily Weithman .... assistant to Rob Zombie
Lee-Anna Winhoffer .... production assistant
Mandy Yaeger .... production secretary
David Fox .... thanks
Udo Kier .... thanks
Richard Lynch .... thanks

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Additional Details

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use
101 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:R (2013) | Canada:18A | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) | Japan:R15+ | Singapore:R21 (cut) | UK:18 | USA:R
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Rob Zombie imagined the witches as Manson-esque hippies.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): On her web biography page, Heidi's name is spelled Adelheid Elizabeth Hawthroen instead of Hawthorne.See more »
[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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Movie Connections:
References King of the Rocket Men (1949)See more »
The Spirit of RadioSee more »


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42 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
Great premise and cast, but it all fizzles out in the end..., 20 April 2013
Author: KnatLouie from Copenhagen, Denmark

Before I begin my review, I should probably start by saying that I'm actually quite a big fan of Rob Zombie the musician (including White Zombie), and I also liked his first two movies (House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects) very much - and I hated the first Halloween-remake so much, that I didn't even want to see the second one he directed, which allegedly should be even worse.

So, with that in mind, here's my review: The film is about a young, trendy rock-radio DJ, Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), who suddenly finds herself in the middle of an occult Satan-worshiping witchcraft scheme, because her ancestors did something bad 400 years ago or something.. She's sent an old, crusty LP, which she (of course) plays on the radio, even though it's just a bunch of creepy, monotonous notes, played over and over again, giving all the local women in the town zombie-like headaches.

Now, this isn't just all there is to the story, but it just as well might have been, as the plot doesn't really seem to develop much from that point on. The movie is all about setting a mood, showing creepy images, and basically just making the viewers generally uncomfortable - which it actually succeeds doing. I felt bad watching this, but strangely attracted to it at the same time.

The cast is pretty good actually, with Jeff Daniel Phillips and Ken Foree as the other two radio-hosts, and Bruce Davison as the historian who tries to get to the bottom of this whole witch-thing going on. The problem is just, that the movie doesn't really go anywhere with it's plot, and it's not really a slasher-movie or exorcism-movie, which you could expect. It's purely about making you feel miserable, and that's not (always) a good thing.

Oh, by the way... if you're expecting to see a lot of Sid Haig and Michael Berryman, think again, as they've only got small non-talking, not-interesting cameos. Meg Foster is pretty good as the witch-"queen", though.

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