Today is the day. The long-awaited Lords of Salem hits a very limited amount of theaters across the country. Cities include: New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, DC, Miami, Dallas, Houston, and Detroit. Get your butt in gear and seek it out. We’re pretty stoked about this flick, but many Rob Zombie fans are feeling burned because they don’t have access to the film. We’re making a road trip to the nearest screening tomorrow.
The Lords of Salem stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Rocky Horror alumna Patricia Quinn, Maria Conchita Alonza, Clint Howard, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips and is about a Radio DJ in Salem, Massachusetts who begins to experience the supernatural after listening to a mysterious record.
Why are we so excited? One word: Witches. We feel that witches don’t get enough play in popular culture and we’re getting pretty tired of zombies, no offense, Rob. When we try to think of decent witchcraft related horror movies, the list we come up with is pretty small compared to other sub-genres of horror. Dario Argento contributed a lot for witches on film especially in his masterpiece Suspiria. We feel that Halloween 3: Season of the Witch is wholly underrated and highly entertaining and we also enjoyed the 2009 thriller, The House of the Devil which featured one of our favorite genre greats, Mary Woronov. And you can’t forget the unforgettable Black Sunday staring the enchanting and mysterious Barbara Steel. There are several more entries in this list but
still not enough to satisfy us.
All of that being said, we’re fans of Rob Zombie‘s original films, House of 1000 Corpses and The Devils Rejects — we even liked Werewolf Women of the SS which was featured in Grindhouse. Our editor, Dixie Dellamorto, is a hard core fan of White Zombie and has been following Rob Zombie‘s career for years. Everything Rob Zombie does is saturated in horror and camp. He uses Horror Hosts in his movies, comic books, and music video’s and even briefly enjoyed a stint as one himself. He’s supportive of his fans and he loves horror — for that we solute him and we hope to see YOU at the theater this weekend.