The Lords of Salem Teaser Casts Its Spell

So I know I’m a little late to the game with presenting the teaser trailer to Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem since it was released a little while ago but I wanted to mention it because I think it looks rather fascinating.  I think Rob Zombie is an incredibly interesting filmmaker that doesn’t always direct films that agree with everyone and that is fine by me.  I like that Zombie, with exception to his remake of Halloween, does his own thing.  I liked his Halloween II.  Despite working within the confines of an iconic franchise, he still managed to add his own flavor and made Michael Myers such a beast, with each stab of his knife feeling incredibly brutal and his presence incredibly imposing.  The Devil’s Rejects is, to date, Zombie’s best film and really showed that he’s a unique, if not divisive, filmmaker.  I’m glad Zombie’s out there doing his thing, even if I don’t always agree with what he’s doing, though so far I’ve liked most of his decisions.

With The Lords of Salem, it looks like Zombie is changing up his cinematography a bit for something a little more restrained.  The footage in the teaser looks beautiful and evokes a Kubrickian feeling.  The music of the teaser definitely helps add to that notion.  I like seeing Sheri Moon Zombie trying out the lead role as I have enjoyed her in Zombie’s previous films.  I really cannot wait to see this and wish I could watch it now (of course) but it looks like I have to wait until sometime in 2013.

Feel free to chime in with your thoughts on the teaser.  Do you like what you’re seeing so far?

by Ben McBride


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3 Comments on “The Lords of Salem Teaser Casts Its Spell”

  1. NICK October 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Crazy! I’m so confused and I think I like it! I agree with you – I don’t always love everything Zombie does, but I totally respect the fact that his movies have his own stamp on them. I’m totally due for a rewatching of Devil’s Rejects. GREAT movie – even better than House of 1,000 Corpses. Looking forward to seeing Salem!

  2. Ryan October 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    It’s a wicked trailer and one that I’ve watch at least a dozen times. Reviews are either people loved it or hated it which sounds exactly like a typical Rob Zombie film. REALLY looking forward to this one.


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