Rob Zombie’s ‘The Lords of Salem’ – Movie Review
‘The Lords of Salem’ is Rob Zombie‘s masterpiece. It is 101 minutes of pure madness, complimented by killer performances from Sheri Moon Zombie, Judy Geeson and Meg Foster. From the subtle opening scene to the epic finale, film fanatics looking for a unique spin on the classic witch tale are in for a disturbing treat.
The beauty of ‘The Lords of Salem’ is that very few details were released prior to it hitting the big screen. Knowing what’s going to happen usually spoils any type of movie, but it seems extra important to keep the details to a minimum when discussing Zombie’s fifth film.
Sheri Moon Zombie, the real-life wife of the rocker-director, plays the central character Heidi, who is a late-night radio disc jockey. After receiving a mysterious package from a band known as “The Lords,” her life begins to deteriorate rather quickly. Inside the package is a thick record and when played, strange things begin to occur in the historic town of Salem, Mass.
The spoilers stop there. In order to fully consume ‘The Lords of Salem,’ moviegoers need to be ready for absolutely anything, because in Zombie’s world, anything can – and usually does – happen. Prepare yourself for edge-of-your seat thrills that are intensified to the max thanks to the eerie and powerful musical score created by Zombie’s bandmate, guitarist John 5.
If you’re looking for a flick in the same vein as Zombie’s previous movies, you’re in for a huge surprise. If you’re looking for a standard, run-of-the-mill horror movie, you’ll leave the theater scratching your head. When you buy your ticket to ‘The Lords of Salem,’ open your mind and prepare for a horror trip like none you’ve ever taken before. Zombie’s original brand of evil will stick with you long after the final credits roll.