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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Rob Zombie

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Rob Zombie
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sheri Moon Zombie ... Heidi Hawthorne
Bruce Davison ... Francis Matthias
Jeff Daniel Phillips ... Herman 'Whitey' Salvador
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
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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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We've been waiting... we've always been waiting. See more »

Genres:

Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Richard Lynch was cast as Reverend John Hawthorne, but due to his worsening health he couldn't perform the role properly. Lynch died few months before the opening of the film. See more »

Goofs

In Salem, witches were hanged, not burned as is popularly supposed and also shown in the movie. See more »

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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

Featured in Eli Roth's History of Horror: Witches (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lords Theme
(uncredited)
Written by John 5
Performed by John 5
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Trippy and Weird
1 May 2013 | by craigjpetersSee all my reviews

Rob Zombie has made another movie, and its not as great as his previous works of art. The Lords of Salem is completely different from his other films, but it is still done pretty well. When you watch this you feel like you went back in time to the 1970s. It is a weird, art horror flick that shows graphic images and scenes of all different sorts! I guess I recommend this dark film, especially if you can handle controversy, satanism, and nudity. The jist of this movie is about a radio DJ (Sheri Moon) that receives a record from a group called "The Lords", and when the song plays, she gets gruesome visions of witches and witch torture that took place plenty of years ago. Thats pretty much all you can say because this movie is so hard to summarize. When its over you think to yourself, "what the f**k just happened." Lords of Salem takes you on a crazy journey that you'll remember for a while. One thing that got me a little upset was how Sid Haig's scenes got cut from the movie. However, Zombie has a great cast of the past including Meg Foster, Judy Geeson, Dee Wallace, and Patricia Quinn. Rob Zombie has disappointed me a little with this film. But still, it's not bad, worth a try I guess. and I give this film a strong 6/10.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

18 April 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Salem, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$642,942, 21 April 2013

Gross USA:

$1,165,882

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,544,989
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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