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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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
A mass execution of witches in Salem is shown as happening in 1696. Salem stopped executing witches in 1692. See more »
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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I've seen all of Rob Zombie's past movies, and I have to confess that I didn't think much of any of them. Needless to say, "The Lords of Salem", while a definite improvement over these past movies, kind of left me cold. The movie does have some definite merit, though. For a budget that was reportedly only 2.5 million dollars, the movie looks very good, coming across as more expensive than it really was. The acting by the various participants is adequate, and Zombie in the director's chair does generate some genuine mood as well as some striking images. However, Zombie's script is kind of a mess. The story is VERY slow-moving, taking much more time to unfold than what was needed. Also, while the central core of the story makes sense (sort of), there are a number of minor details that left me scratching my head in confusion. In the end, while the movie is not terrible, it's kind of unsatisfying. I do think that Zombie could make a great horror movie, but I think he needs to listen to other people wise in the horror genre before writing or directing.
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