The Lords of Salem [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2012]

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  • Release Date: 09/03/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (98 out of 131)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with writer/producer/director Rob Zombie

Synopsis


The Lords of Salem
A Salem, MA, radio DJ receives a mysterious record that unleashes a diabolical force of evil in this slow-burn shocker written and directed by Rob Zombie, and produced by Paranormal Activity's Oren Peli. Back in 1696, Reverend Jonathan Hawthorne (Andrew Prine) condemned a coven of witches led by Margaret Morgan (Meg Foster) to death, burning them without remorse in the woods surrounding Salem. Just over 300 years later, the small town has become a beacon for anyone interested in the supernatural. Heidi Hawthorne (Sheri Moon Zombie), Herman "Whitey" Salvador (Jeffrey Daniel Phillips) and Herman Jackson (Ken Foree) are the hosts of a popular Salem radio show with a playful occult slant. One day, after interviewing noted author Francis Matthias (Bruce Davison) on the air, Heidi receives a package containing a record from a band named the Lords. The following day, when Heidi plays the record on the airwaves, a strange spell falls over the locals. Later, as the Lords announce they will be performing a concert in town and the typically carefree Heidi grows increasingly withdrawn, Matthias senses that the sins of the past may be returning to haunt Salem. And he couldn't be more right -- something wicked has returned to this cursed town, and with each day that passes, Heidi slips ever deeper into its sinister grasp. Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, and Sid Haig co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Judy Geeson
    Judy Geeson - Lacy Doyle
  • Meg Foster
    Meg Foster - Margaret Morgan
  • Patricia Quinn
    Patricia Quinn - Megan
  • Ken Foree
    Ken Foree - Herman Jackson
  • Dee Wallace
    Dee Wallace - Sonny



Overall customer rating

3.8
75%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Surreal, Cautionary Masterpiece

    Posted
    nightgoat72
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    Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem is a masterpiece. Make no mistake about it. Regardless of how one feels about his previous films, this is something altogether different. It marks Zombie’s ascension to a new level of filmmaking prowess, a level barely even hinted at in his previous work. He has graduated from the pop writing and visceral shock-horror of his prior cinematic endeavors and emerged as a genuinely intelligent writer, a sensitive director of actors, and a powerful visual stylist. Though the film retains much of the gritty surface Zombie has been refining over the years, for the first time there is a deep well of subtext beneath it; there is a singular intent behind the gruesome imagery. Stylistically, atmospherically, and structurally, the film is partly a pastiche of The Shining, Rosemary’s Baby, Dario Argento, Ken Russell, and other surreal films and filmmakers, but this is a creation that is unmistakably personal and impassioned, the work of intense vision and purpose. With this film, Rob Zombie has proven himself as someone capable of much more than just pop horror - he has shown he can make films with real insight and depth. He can back up the morbid shocks with something meaningful, and he has also displayed a striking command of beautiful imagery. The Lords of Salem is a masterwork that is unprecedented in his filmography, and a film that took me by surprise. It is beautiful, disturbing, cerebral, and important.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    ORIGINAL HORROR AT ITS BEST!

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    gusvelasco94
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    Now a days most horror films are the same plot recycled over and over again well in 2012 The Lords of Salem written and directed by Rob Zombie that tells the origin and the upcoming events of Salem better known as the witches gathering. The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Ken Foree, Lisa Marie, Dee Wallace & Meg Foster. Its a very different kind of horror film. It's definitely not for everyone. Either you will hate or love it. Personally I loved and enjoyed it. It's definitely a new take on horror. Remember this film contains satanic and graphic images. DO NOT watch with any children or your parents. It's definitely a must see if your into witch craft or if your just into the history of the salem witch trails.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Unlike any other Rob Zombie movie

    Posted
    dmoviefan
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    I was a little worried at first, as I had heard some negative reviews on this movie. But, being a Rob Zombie fan (music and movies) I went ahead and ordered it. I loved it. I have watched it a few times already. I think it is really creepy and unlike his other movies. Sheri Moon Zombie (his wife) is the main character and I always love seeing her in his films. I think it is just really a matter of opinion. You either love it or you hate it. But, I would atleast give it a try if you're a fan of Rob's movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not the Rob Zombie experience expected

    Posted
    Killerjubei
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    What could be better than being freaked out by the Witches of Salem. As the movie starts out setting the pace for the viewer to be freaked out by the curse of the Lords of Salem. From the first moment you hear the sounds of the Lords, shivers go down your spine. But as the movie plays on it begins to lose its appeal halfway through. The film was enjoyable in certain parts, but at times the things seemed out of place or cheesy. This is a different type of film compared to House of 10,000 corps and definitely not the quality either.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Twisted

    Posted
    AINLV
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    This movie is pretty demonic and has a lot of followership in it. I thought it was going to be more like a violent slasher movie but, it's not. It's more focused on dark and evil kind of stuff. There are some scenes in the movie that were clearly stolen from ideas done in The Shining and Rosemary's Baby. You will notice the hallway scenes are some of the same aspects used in The Shining. The focus on the plot is basically kinda like Rosemary's Baby and some scenes reflect it. I expected the movie to be more original.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Ugh...Really?

    Posted
    bman1971
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    Don't get me wrong, I love me some Rob Zombie, but this movie was AWFUL! I love House of 1000 Corpses, love Devils Rejects, love the El Superbeasto cartoon, and actually don't hate the Halloweens, but this movie just doesn't resonate on any level. The only positive things I can say about it would be that the cinematography is pretty cool, and of course Mrs. Moon is pleasant to look at. Other than that....ugh ugh and more ugh. To add insult to injury, there are NIL special features. This movie is not even worth a rental.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    YOU SO LET ME DOWN ROB ZOMBIE!!

    Posted
    CastingEve

    I was a HUGE Rob Zombie fan. I could not wait for this movie to be released. This movie is not at all what you have been expecting. You will be so disappointed. My high schooler can whip up a better movie on his computer. If you like naked old people you'll like this movie. Wanna be bored to tears? Watch it. I suggest borrowing it from your local Library for FREE or from a friend (and if you borrow it from a friend laugh in their face for wasting their money!). DON'T SEE THIS MOVIE. RUN!! Bad, very bad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A bit of a letdown

    Posted
    Arcane
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    I love Rob Zombies music and films but I have to admit I didn't care for this one. It lacks the insane characters and charm I love so much from House of 1000 Corpses or the interesting story of Halloween. Overall I found it to be quite boring. Most scenes felt like they existed to set up a "cool shot" leading it to feel a bit pretentious. I cannot recommend this film, even as a Zombie fan. Watch if you must but prepare for disappointment.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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