The Lords of Salem 2013

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Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record, a "gift from the Lords." The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?

Starring:
Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison
Runtime:
1 hour 40 minutes

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The Lords of Salem

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Product Details

Genres Horror
Director Rob Zombie
Starring Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison
Supporting actors Ken Foree, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Dee Wallace
Studio Momentum Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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3.2 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Corey S. Newcombe on 8 Nov 2013
Format: DVD
Heidi, DJs at a local radio station, and together with Whitey and Munster, form part of the Big H Radio Team.

A box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi. She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.

Whitey plays the record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a hit. Another box arrives presenting the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem.

But Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they're expecting.......

Zombie either makes movies that are either works of genius, or utter pants. Thankfully, this is just as good, if not better than his previous works. And it's all to do with his vision, and his stark, layered imagery.

Every scene and shot is breathtaking, lighting and cinematography wonderful, and this all adds another layer to an already rich narrative.

It's not necessarily scary, just very eerie, and it harks of The Shining, Holy Ground, and The Ninth Configuration.

Zombies movies are involving and important because they do not conform to generic cinema, and that's probably why many don't like his movies.

They simply don't understand them, hence labelling them boring, or rubbish.

They are strangely beautiful, and in many respects, poetic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 Sep 2013
Format: Blu-ray
This is a new take on "Rosemary's Baby" done in the Rob Zombie near porno style. Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie) is part of a hip radio talk team in Salem. She lives in a modest apartment building with three elderly women and an apartment that never rents. On Tuesday she finds out the goat has free will and by Thursday she is chasing the rabbit. She is haunted by weird dreams and visions. Francis Mathias (Bruce Davison) plays the investigator, checking out new music by "The Lords of Salem."

Michael Berryman and Sid Haig are in unrecognizable roles, a waste of their talents. Zombie fans will enjoy this blasphemous film. All others I would recommend watching before buying.

Parental Guide: F-bomb, full frontal nudity (some not that pretty), simulated oral sex.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By William Mason TOP 500 REVIEWER on 5 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
This marks something of a departure for the infamous director, Rob Zombie. Unlike his earlier horror films, this one is much less bloody and offensive. Unfortunately, it is also something of a missfire. A group of female Salem witches are burned at the stake back in the 1600's, and they come back to possess the minds of a group of women living in modern Salem, including an American radio hostess called Heidi. Heidi is the end of the line of the family who killed the witches hundreds of years ago, and the witches want her soul as retribution for what was done to their coven. Sadly, the film sleepwalks for over an hour. It's style clearly owes a lot to Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, but it is simply not in the same league. It is closer in spirit to Halloween III, although I think that Halloween III is better. The first death scene comes after about one hour and fifteen minutes, when a man is bludgeoned to death with a saucepan, and even that scene is dull. The big closing scene, when all the modern day witches come together, is very much an anti-climax. So, why does this get 3 stars? The actors are very good, particularly Meg Foster as the leader of the witches. The make-up and special F/X are good. It is hardly a lame duck horror film, but it could have been so much better. The bottom line is that the film contains no shocks and fails to scare, but it is still a passable effort, though more as a thriller than a horror. Not sure why it was an 18 Certificate, a 15 Certification would have been more than adequate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Colonel Decker on 27 July 2014
Format: DVD
With his third original effort Rob Zombie has nailed it. The Lords of Salem is a huge departure from his trippy hippy horror films and his two remakes of the Halloween films. This is a dark brooding affair. Indeed I can only think of a few seconds of light comedy involving Ken Foree as a DJ colleague bumping and grinding to some delicious music.

The Lords of Salem uses elements from Ken Russell's best films, also The Devils, Hammer's The Devil Rides Out and Rosemary's Baby. There is even flashes of The Shining. But this all original and all Zombies work. The nature of the movie revolves around Sheri Moon's character, she plays a DJ who gets a request to play a record, that record possesses her and she slowly changes. Just watching her methamorphisis into single fun loving woman to bad natured and possessed is quite brilliant. Satan is at work, but the movie could easily be a metaphor for heroin addiction as she stays confined to her flat and refuses to see her friends. Her landlords are witches and protectors and go to any lengths to protect her. Dee Wallace who has been out of the horror game for ages is great. Hearing her mutter the C word is interesting.

Barbara Crampton is also here and it is so refreshing to see Zombie not forgetting horror's past. The imagery near the finale is breathtaking. And I may annoy a lot of people here, but I feel this film is superior to The Devil Rides Out. I feel Zombie got the Satanic rites spot on, it is a film that leaves you thinking afterwards. A force that cannot be stopped. The film has divided many fans especially Zombies ones, but I can't see why, this is a genuine classic- we're lucky to have him.
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