Director Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem was recently acquired by the folks over at Anchor Bay. In order to prepare the movie-going masses for the sights and sounds associated with the filmmaker’s latest theatrical effort, the distributor has released an decidedly peculiar new teaser trailer for flick online. Depending on your opinion of Rob Zombie and his work, this trailer is either a cause for celebration or yet another reason to bemoan the collapse of American horror.
Lords of Salem will serve as the director’s first live-action film since 2009’s ill-received Halloween II, a sequel to his own 2007 reboot of the John Carpenter classic. Although Zombie has been accused of repeating himself on more than one occasion, Lords appears to be a step in a new direction. Judging from the trailer embedded below, the film has a very strong 70s Hammer horror vibe to it, and suggests Zombie is attempting something a bit different this time around.
Internet Movie Database describes the film as follows:
“Rock star-turned-horror maven Rob Zombie conjures up a nerve-wracking chiller involving Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ, who receives a wooden box containing a vinyl record, “a gift from the Lords.” She assumes it’s from a band trying to promote themselves. Heidi and others listen but unbeknownst to them, the bizarre sounds within the grooves immediately trigger flashbacks of Salem’s violent past. Is Heidi going mad or are the Lords of Salem returning for revenge on modern day Salem?”
Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem, which stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, and a number of familiar faces from the director’s previous efforts, doesn’t have a release date as of this writing. However, given that Anchor Bay has prepared the trailer you see below, chances are some sort of release, be it theatrical or otherwise, is probably around the corner.
Are you looking forward to seeing Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem on the big screen?