See, a lot of people did not like Rob Zombie’s arty horror, Lords of Salem, but I did. I seem to always be defending Zombie, whether it’s Halloween or Lords of Salem, I love his work, while others hate it. Universally his House of 1000 Corpses and (especially) The Devil’s Rejects, are loved by horror fans, but not so his Halloween films, and Lords of Salem received some terrible reviews (not from me).
I like Zombie’s style, and I like the fact he isn’t afraid to push boundaries, and while Lords of Salem did turn in to a bit of a mess come the end, it was a stunning piece of cinema that looked, and sounded incredible. This was Zombie breaking out of his usual ultra violent, trashy approach and trying something operatic. I would welcome a sequel, and the director himself has hinted that a sequel could be on the cards.
Lords of Salem was made on a budget of just $2.5 million, yet became Zombies best selling DVD to date, so naturally a sequel could be made because the film is considered a success.
A fan asked if a sequel to Lords of Salem would ever get made on Zombie’s Facebook page, to which the director replied:
“Lords was the most successful film I’ve had on DVD…so another one could be done for sure.”
Here’s the synopsis for the Lords of Salem, along with the trailer in case you missed it:
Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a local radio station and, together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster), forms part of the “Big H Radio Team”.
A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, “a gift from the Lords”. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.
Later Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.
The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H Team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting: The original Lords of Salem are returning, and they’re out for BLOOD.