New poster for Rob Zombie’s ‘Lords of Salem’ provides the films first weakest link





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Rob Zombie’s highly anticipated new horror, The Lords of Salem, arrives on DVD & Blu-ray in the US on 26th April. The film will have its UK premiere at Film Fours Frightfest in Glasgow at 17:30 on Friday 24th February, but an official UK cinema release is yet to be announced.

However, with the US release getting closer, the promotional stuff should start to pick up, and already this week we have seen some new images, and now comes a shocking new poster. I don’t mean shocking in a scary sort of way, I mean shocking in a very poor attempt at making a cool poster. The image is laughable, and the bright blue colouring does not do it any favours.

While the previous posters which have all used this striking colouring effect have actually been quite disturbing and unsettling, this new poster is awful. Check it out below along with all the previous posters for comparison.

Check out all our previous stories, including the stunning trailer, here

The terrific cast of veterans includes:

  • Sheri Moon Zombie as Heidi Hawthorne
  • Richard Lynch as Reverend John Hawthorne
  • Bruce Davison as Francis Matthias
  • Meg Foster as Margaret Morgan
  • Ernest Lee Thomas as Chip “Freakshow” McDonald
  • Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman “Whitey” Salvador
  • Ken Foree as Herman Jackson
  • Torsten Voges as Count Gorgann
  • Dee Wallace as Sonny
  • Billy Drago as Judge Samuel Mather
  • Lisa Marie as Priscilla Reed
  • María Conchita Alonso as Alice Matthias
  • Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable
  • Christopher Knight as Keith “Lobster Joe” Williams
  • Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus
  • Sid Haig as Dean Magnus
  • Judy Geeson as Lacy Doyle
  • Patricia Quinn as Megan
  • Daniel Roebuck as The Frankenstein Monster

Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, and Oren Peli of Haunted Pictures are producing as well as Zombie regulars Andy Gould and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Zombie’s guitarist John 5 is set to handle the score.

Synopsis:

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.

 

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Matt Wavish
About Matt Wavish 10125 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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