Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Lords of Salem (2012)

Director: Rob Zombie. Cast: Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Bruce Davison, Maria Conchita Alonso, Dee Wallace, Sid Haig. 101 min. Rated R. USA/UK/Canada. Horror.

I like Rob Zombie. Not only that any "rocker-turned-filmmaker" deserves respect, but also that he makes decent horror movies. No, not masterpieces; but his story-lines, editing, soundtrack, and production designs are all well thought-out, and create the mood for some very dark (and occasionally corny) horror. Lords of Salem, a modern Rosemary's Baby tale of Salem witches possessing a woman's body after 300 years to bear the son of Satan, is a good example, even though Zombie's wife in the lead is probably not the best casting choice. If you don't mind a lot of blood, follow this filmmaker's career.

PS: Who ever thought Elliot's mother was a witch?

Mo says:


  1. I really enjoyed this one although I still rate his "House of a Thousand Corpses" as his far. The only movie of his I didn't think much of was the pointless remake of the almost perfect Halloween.

    1. My Rob Zombie favorite still remains to be "The Devil's Rejects", the sequel to "1000 Corpses". With all his shortcomings, Zombie is still a director whose next movie I look forward to.