Synopsis: Residents of Salem, Massachusetts are visited by a 300-year-old coven of witches
Release Date: April 19, 2013
Thoughts: Musician Rob Zombie is a filmmaker that always keeps it interesting. Though I’ve been up and down in my appreciation of his film work, you can’t deny that he doesn’t do anything halfway. With a keen eye for detail and production design, Zombie has delivered very effective (and effectively depraved) films ranging from the gruesomely watchable (The Devil’s Rejects) to the unwatchably gruesome (Halloween II…where future Oscar winner Octavia Spencer gets killed horribly).
His latest film stars his wife whose acting skills seem once again up for debate. Lords of Salem appears to be another rough around the edges Zombie feast with the witch coven angle vaguely reminiscent of Italian horror-master Dario Argento’s classic Suspiria. With The Evil Dead remake right around the corner and this arriving in April, audiences will have their squirm factor put to the test .