4/7/11

Grindhouse News: Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem

In a previous post I had mentioned that director Rob Zombie had scrapped plans for a remake of the 1958 science fiction/horror classic The Blob in order to work on an original project.  We now know what that project is. 

The Lords of Salem, as you have probably guessed, is about witches and is taken from a song with the same name off Zombie's 2006 album "Educated Horses."  From the little that we know about this upcoming film, a coven of witches who were executed during the witch trials of Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 return to the present day to exact their revenge on the town.  According to Rob Zombie via /Film:
There were twenty people that everyone knows about – obviously all innocent – executed as witches in Salem. The basic premise of the film is that there were a further four who actually were witches, who were killed secretly, and vowed one day to return to wreak havoc on Salem’s descendants. That’s when the movie jumps ahead to the present day and things start to go wrong…
Zombie has also mentioned that this will be his "bleakest" film yet, which if you've seen his other movies should have you worried...  in a good way.  Shooting will begin mid-April.

Here is the video for the 2006 song "The Lords of Salem" if you want an idea of who will be wearing that mask in the above photo.


Source: Slashfilm.com

31 comments:

Zombie said...

I love Rob Zombie movies!

Erika said...

I also love Rob Zombie movies!

Can't wait for his new one <333

The Angry Lurker said...

I'm a fan of Rob Zombie and wondering about "bleakest" after watching most of his movies.

Aaron M. Gipson said...

I actually dig his films more than his music, he knows how to work the horror genre better than 85% of the other directors out there.

Rob said...

That's a good song! I'm excited for this movie!

Obi-wan Mikenobi said...

ROb zombie is the definition of weirdo. If I saw him in the street I would leave him well enough alone. o_O

D4 said...

That was an interesting music video.. It looks to have an alright plot. I think I want to see this.

BTN Hip Hop said...

rob zombie certainly seems the real deal in the genre, this should be good.

elexerdelex said...

Wow I thought I was the only one listening to Rob Zombie music...

His movies are awesome too! Too bad I already knew the song you posted :(
(I have listened to it countless times)

Wayward Disposition said...

Rob Zombie is one interesting fellow. I would be pretty scared to see him in real life.

Malkavian said...

Sounds cool, Rob zombie isnt that great of a director but he sure as hell isnt a bad one either.

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Ahh, I'm glad he's returned to doing originals, I loved his first two movies.

SOMS said...

you made me interested

Colin B said...

aw man, it'll probably be a while until it's released :(

A Beer for the Shower said...

He's a weird guy but I have enjoyed his films. Definitely gonna have to check this one out.

ed said...

its too bad witches do not get as much attention as vampires

Bob lehcror said...

That poster looks friggan sweet

Biff Tanner said...

Is it really true?

Anthony C said...

Rob Zombies films are the only horror films that have ever really frightened me. This one should be good.

Questions said...

Anything to do with Rob Zombie scares me. He makes good music but I don't think he'd be the most relaxing guy to hang out with.

Lissa Lycan said...

I can't wait! :D

Jay said...

awesome!

thenitefalls said...

I have heard Rob Zombie makes a lot of classic movie remakes, but never seen any! But I'll this out when it to theaters!

Killy said...

coool man, that reaally awesome, post moar! nao! Moar pics!

DYLON said...

i've always thought it was funny that rob zombie switched from weird metal to making horror flicks. i guess his image was related enough that he could come up with good fucked up ideas

THUNDERCAT832 said...

Before I leave this planet and return to the mother ship, I WILL BE IN A ROB ZOMBIE MOVIE!!!!!

hoaks2 said...

Bleakest? After the Devil's rejects? Dayam.

Moob said...

very eerie! i'd watch this

Lemmiwinks said...

great background on this

consuela bananahammoc said...

Awesome!

Tasos said...

I love Rob Zombie and this sounds awesome. I 'll keep this movie in mind! (an sorry, I have no clue who's behind the the mask)

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