Dark, Eerie New Trailer for Rob Zombie's Horror 'The Lords of Salem'

February 4, 2013
Source: Apple

The Lords of Salem Trailer

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. This looks insane. Anchor Bay Films has debuted a full theatrical trailer for Rob Zombie's latest twisted horror creation, The Lords of Salem, starring (but of course) Sheri Moon Zombie as Heidi. She plays a radio station DJ who receives a strange wooden box that contains a record, a "gift from the Lords." The cast includes Bruce Davidson, Jeffrey Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, Maria Conchita Alonso, Judy Gleeson, Meg Foster, Griffin Boice. May the Lords be with you.

Here's the second full trailer for Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, in high def from Apple:

Rob Zombie (House of 1,000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects, Halloween) writes and directs Lords of Salem. Sheri Moon Zombie plays a radio station DJ who receives a wooden box containing a vinyl record, described as “a gift from the Lords.” She assumes it’s from a band trying to promote themselves. As she and others listen, they don’t realize the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of Salem’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad or are the Lords of Salem returning for revenge on modern day Salem? The film premiered at TIFF 2012. Anchor Bay will debut Lords of Salem in limited theaters starting April 19th.

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Ugh....Why does Rob Zombie have to put his no talent wife in every movie he makes?

Antiaaron on Feb 4, 2013


Because she's cheap, and he can pay her with cigarettes. on Feb 4, 2013


and shes hot as ffffuuuuu......

LosZombies on Feb 4, 2013


Why indeed...

JudgeMethos on Feb 5, 2013


The first trailer made the movie look like it had a shot at being good. This one makes it look as bad as the rest of Zombie's films. Oh well.

Billy on Feb 4, 2013


I was really excited for this after seeing the first trailer, it looked like people just threw money at Rob and said, "here you go, go shoot whatever you want" and then he made a cool abstract art film. After seeing this, I'm not sure that I'm still as excited. I'm really crossing my fingers that the marketing dept made this for america and it doesn't really reflect the real movie (kind of like that trailer for Drive)

Zero on Feb 4, 2013


I think this will be Rob at his finest. I'm one of the few (very few) who actually enjoyed the Halloween remake, even though it wasn't very good. The opening hospital sequence in H2 was awesome, then that ended and the rest of the movie was god awful. Its been too long since The Devil's Rejects, this needs to be good. He needs this to be good. I need this to be good.

grimjob on Feb 4, 2013


It WILL be good! The only reason H2 sucked was because he didnt want to do it in the first place. Rob Zombie has got to be one of the most under-rated film makers in film today, and his work is amazing! From the abstract/experimental type shots he films, to the raw, dirty, salty ass foul language he's known for in his movies. That finale in Devil's Reject was probably one of the most beautiful scenes ever shot lol

LosZombies on Feb 4, 2013


Agree, he has a style all his own. I remember being completely shocked he was doing H2. I had read an interview where he was very clear he had no intention of making a sequel, and the way he ended the first, I couldn't see another one. And you're right, that finale is one of the greatest sequences ever filmed!

grimjob on Feb 5, 2013


Welcome back Mr. Zombie >:D

LosZombies on Feb 4, 2013


I don't understand why, with all the good, uplifting and amazing things life has to offer as material for a movie, people like Rob Zombie continue to make depressing, unjustifiably violent and sadistic films like this. They seem to lack artistic merit and exist solely to be shocking and controversial, and definitely not in the same way as say Schindler's List or Django Unchained (a few of many possible examples). Give me the touching ending to the Shawshank Redemption, the wonder and awe when seeing The Matrix for the first time, the quiet observation of a man in Drive or the exhilaration of a fight scene in The Avengers. That is what the beauty of film and the movies is about.

Mike on Feb 5, 2013


I'm probably not the right person to respond as I'm not as versed in the genre as I'd like to be (although I'm making my way there, or so I think) but I'll give it a try. Fear is one of the most powerful emotions a living being can experience and we seek it out without necessarily wanting to. I'm sure all of us listened to a ghost story by the fire when we were kids and couldn't stop listening even if we were scared. It's in our nature. Most fairy tales have malefic witches or hideous monsters who try to kill the main hero or damsel in distress in gruesome ways. And we want to see those characters survive the ordeal and live happily ever after. Plus, we kind of know in our mind that we are safe and that this story/movie will be over and we can go on with our lives. It's just an adrenaline fix, like a park ride. If you look at it from a certain point of view, you can see horror elements in most movies. The Shawshank Redemption has the fear of being in a prison and what can happen to you there (rape, death). Die Hard has the fear of being killed and the fear of losing your loved ones by the hand of one seriously disturbed Hans Gruber. In fact, most action movies are full of deaths and violence, they're just not as disturbing because they're in the background, in the foreground is the hero that saves the day (most of the times by killing a lot of people that are not important in the film). I guess the difference in horror movies is that every death counts. Also, in The Avengers those aliens are pretty horrifying, they just aren't that menacing because they are no match for the superheroes. Remove the superheroes and you're left with a certain apocalypse and the extinction of human kind. Also, one can get quite tired of seeing the same type of blockbusters again and again. A nice change from the norm is more than welcome. Besides all of that is the craft that goes behind making these type of films and the mark they left on the film-making process throughout history. Sorry for the rant, I hope it makes some sense. And I also think that there's nothing wrong in liking horror films as it is nothing wrong in not liking them. In the end it's a matter of taste.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Feb 5, 2013


That was well said.

David Banner on Feb 5, 2013


It was all over the place 🙂

Isildur_of_Numenor on Feb 5, 2013


I agree. Very well said. I also agree with what you say about fear and the role it plays in attracting people to a particular type of movie. However, I'm also pretty sure that the majority of people watching a movie like Lords Of Salem (or Hostel, Human Centipede, VHS the Saw series) aren't watching it for the scares or the fear factor, but rather to see how far the film makers can go and to get their fix of senseless gore and sadistic violence. Once you've watched a few of these movies, you become numb to any sense of fear. (And yes, I despise these sort of films, but have regrettably watched a few in my life so that I am able to give some sort of educated opinion. I watched the terrible Twilight saga for the same reason). The filmmakers in turn, resort to simply pushing the boundaries, not of their craft, but of violence, blasphemous imagery, brutality, sadism and offensiveness. The content is gratuitous and very rarely, if ever, justified. I have no problem at all with scary, horrific movies that are well directed, with good stories, good acting and go beyond just being violent and shocking. The Sixth Sense, Silence Of The Lambs, The Exorcist, The Shining and even a movie like the original Halloween are all excellent films which I thoroughly enjoyed, and which scared the hell out of me. However on top of the violence and gruesome scenes, these were very well made, directed and acted movies. I wouldn't compare the fear in these films to that in Shawshank, Die Hard and The Avengers though 😉 And certainly not to the "fear" in Lords Of Salem.

Mike on Feb 6, 2013


The part with Shawshank, Die Hard and The Avengers is just for the idea that most movies have some sense of fear in order to create suspense. I agree they aren't comparable with horror movies but they share common ground in that regard. Everything I said was more about those great classics than the Human Centipede/Rob Zombie type (which I think is a mistake on my part because I should have addressed that particular type of films). But even those classics were quite controversial when first released. For example, Mario Bava's Black Sunday has very disturbing scenes even by today's standards but it is nevertheless a great film. And while I didn't really like The Human Centipede, I'd say it was very well shot despite being shocking and it added something new to the broad genre. Rob Zombie's films are extremely violent but he has a knack for interesting visuals. I'm clearly not the one to defend Rob Zombie or the "torture porn" genre because I'm not a fan myself (and I can get tired of a movie that tries to shock just for the sake of it) but I can see some redeeming quality in them. I guess what I'm saying is that as long as they're well made, they're worthwhile. The one aspect in which I disagree with you is in regards to this quote: "The content is gratuitous and very rarely, if ever, justified." I'd say violence is very rarely justified in real life and thus I see no reason why there should be an explanation for it in film. More so, the gratuitous violence can be seen as a commentary on real life and while I don't think all of these films express this point of view I also don't think they have to. They can be just a form of entertainment and I know it sounds silly to call something like this entertainment but people watch all kinds of stuff for no apparent reason. It might be just taste. What kind of taste? A really disturbed one it seems, but also harmless, in my opinion.

Isildur_of_Numenor on Feb 6, 2013


Some people are just drawn to the darker things in life, myself included. I saw the original Halloween when I was 9 or 10 I think, and I loved it. I used to go to the horror movie section in video stores and just look at all the box covers because they were so crazy and interesting looking. Same thing with the metal section in music stores. I love the movies you mentioned as well, Shawshank is probably in my top 5 films of all time. As Isildur stated below, its just a matter of taste.

grimjob on Feb 5, 2013


Read above

Mike on Feb 6, 2013


I feel like Rob Zombie has major potential, but just can't get his movies straight. House of a 1000 corpses could have been so much better if they would not have waited till the end of the movie to show Dr. Satan. The Devils Rejects in my opinion is his best film. Halloween and Halloween 2 were awful. Hopefully Lords of Salem is better than the trailer.

Captain Spaulding on Feb 5, 2013


I felt the Dr. Satan part was the weakest aspect to that film. It looked cool, the character design was great, but I thought the legend of Dr. Satan was more effective than the reality of him. Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, and Rob's style of direction are what I thought made that movie amazing!

grimjob on Feb 5, 2013


Meh... I'll watch a friend's copy or accidentally catch it on tv, I suppose. LOOKS spooky BUT it doesn't get the blood boiling.

JudgeMethos on Feb 5, 2013


Looks like a fanatic religious red neck movie. No Horror, No terror, No talent.even in this trailer you can smell the bad acting.

TOONFED on Feb 5, 2013


There really hasn't been many movies about Master Lord Lucifer last decade or two? As a friend of mine asked the other day, "Where is Satan in the movies?" I think he has a point, we haven't seen Beelzebub as the main Villain in a movie in a long time. It's as if Old Nick faded away from the screen, and the Angel of light used to show up a lot in the past. Maybe Rob Zombie can bring him back?

David Banner on Feb 6, 2013


I think he and his wife are just to deep in thoughts for most not deep thinkers to get his movies are alot like my poetry if you dont think deep enough you wont get it

Lori English on Apr 19, 2013

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