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The City of Salem, Massachusetts is visited by a coven of ancient witches.
The City of Salem, Massachusetts is visited by a coven of ancient witches.
Sheri Moon Zombie Bruce Davison Jeff Daniel Phillips Judy Geeson Meg Foster Patricia Quinn Ken Foree Dee Wallace María Conchita Alonso Richard Fancy Andrew Prine Michael Berryman Sid Haig Suzanne Voss Torsten Voges Lisa Marie Barbara Crampton Michael Shamus Wiles Ernest Lee Thomas Maria Olsen Camille Keaton Clint Howard Udo Kier Richard Lynch Bonita Friedericy Nancy Linehan Charles Flo Lawrence Brynn Horrocks Susan Gray Show All…
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Surreal, creepy, nonsensical, tense, and crazy atmospheric so yeah this movie is absolutely my jam. It’s a visual smorgasbord with a terrific nightmarish score and for me that outweighs any problems. The acting all around was a little sketch and like I know that Ms. Zombie isn’t an especially great actress (except in Halloween where I thought she was, in fact, great), but I still like her a lot. There were a couple of places where I thought a different choice would have made the scene even more effective, but it’s not my movie or my vision and there were many more scenes where I thought things worked very well so there you go.
I’ve never considered myself an outright Rob…
this movie shook me to my core.
it haunted me and is still haunting me. there is so much about it i feel deeply right now but don't yet know how to say :::
about the way we can be consumed by forces greater than ourselves. how we can resist but go willingly at the same time. how you want a way out but there might not be a way out. how i feel so deeply for Heidi, and how this movie cared for her too. how i can't figure out this Satan yet or these witches, but i will keep working.
how walking your dog in your giant bell bottoms is silently screaming for your life while you're silently drowning.
What a complete and utter piece of crap. Rob Zombie has finally made the trash he has stylistically been cramming into his films so far.
The Lords of Salem has a plot that could be written on the back of a napkin. A very small one. As that is the case, this automatically means that this is as predictable as it gets. Trust me, when you watch this there will be not one second where you don't know what will happen next, or what the eventual outcome of the film will be. This kills any possible suspense or possibility for us to invest in the characters and what happens to them.
So, if you've got no plot,what do you do?…
That long, faux-decrepit hallway, lined with one-bedroom apartments, is instantly made sinister. White lamps in perfect composition across the ceiling, and grey wallpaper blinding its pattern to the eye. A passerby wouldn't linger in it. Neither would a prospective tenant. If one resident saw another in the hall, it would be a rare occurrence. It is a necessary yet unhealthy space, traversed and never lived in, an almost perpetually empty portal. 'Almost' is important, as The Lords of Salem finds a myriad of presences for the void leading towards damnation. Rats and dogs and witches and victims are drawn to the door at the end of the hallway, opening and infinitely expanding, allowing an opera accompaniment for a tragedy, an ornate stage for baptism by fire. The places right outside your home become enshrouded in mystery. Personal demons are just that: your own.
*vague discussion of spoilers*
Complete devastation. Rob Zombie expands on the empathetic skills he'd long been honing before this picture in a truly satisfying whole. Sherri Moon Zombie plays a radio DJ dealing with persistent fears of a returning addiction to Crystal Meth. She has a long history with drug use, but it's rarely discussed. She is still fighting this battle every single day of her life in fear that she may lose, but her newfound sobriety is coinciding with a curse put upon her by the Salem Witches of old. With each passing day their influence grows stronger on her life, and she begins to crumble. Her slow decline is not unlike the same set of tools Zombie used…
Difficult to put into words the visceral impact and sadness of The Lords of Salem. One viewing doesn't quite seem enough to put all the pieces together, as Zombie puts together a horror film so unlike any horror I've ever seen. The brutality of Sheri Moon's performance hits me in the fucking gut, and without ever having dealt with addiction, the film feels like a pained, strung out journey into the abyss. Some great female power, and a bone-chilling soundscape are icing on the cake.
What if Suspiria (2018) was good
a movie where you can’t win against your demons. there is nothing you can do. sometimes addicts just can’t beat it, the traumas, the pains in their lives, the inability to erase that suffering and that need for the drug that makes things stable, just for a little while. sometimes you can’t get better, not everyone gets to survive and that’s okay. it’s not their fault, they tried and that’s all we could ever ask. addiction is a disease and it hurts and it kills and that fact fucking destroys me. this is a movie about someone who because of the world around them, their trauma mixed with their disease mixed with the terrors infesting their life, can’t beat it.…
Look, I think I understand why people despise Rob Zombie’s films so much and I honestly can’t blame them. I’m guessing most are repelled by his work as a filmmaker because it’s blatantly influenced by heavy metal culture and if that stuff isn’t your cup of tea, then you’ll probably struggle to connect on some level. Luckily for me, I grew up with Zombie’s music (formally known as ‘White Zombie’) and I think immersing myself in that world as a hormonal teenager has had a huge impact on how I digest his films both stylistically and thematically as an adult. Nostalgia obviously plays a big part in that, but it also helps to understand the heightened lunacy that often unfolds…
The Lords of Salem can be best described as a "spectacle," but more in the sense of the idiom "making a spectacle of oneself." This was beyond underwritten to where it could fall into a categorization of poorly written. From a historical standpoint, I feel like Zombie could have done a little more research and preparation before writing the script. The audience is given very little backstory which in turn could have helped immensely with giving the bare-bones film some meat. Don't throw around a few names, dates and "facts" you picked up quick on Wikipedia before hand and hope to dazzle the spectators.
While starting out as a typical vaguely-witch-themed horror film with a dead behind the eyes…
Sherri Moon Zombie is so completely in tune with Heidi's rapidly failing mental health. She minimizes herself subtly throughout until she's nothing more than a whisper waiting to be blown away by the wind. To Rob's credit he amplifies this through moments of stasis where the camera does little more than rest with her body. It gives us a point of view into her pain making the film unbearably sad. It was here and in Halloween 2, where Rob Zombie fully turned his gaze inward and asked viewers to empathize and understand victims of terror. These stories by extension tackled topics of lingering trauma, abuse and drug addiction and how they intersected with the mental health of those dealing with…
The Lords of Salem is a kindred spirit to Roman Polanski’s chilling “Apartment Trilogy” which eschews the ‘70s inspired, grindhouse aspect of Rob Zombie’s earlier works in favor of a less bloody but moodier affair, embracing the realm of psychological terror mixed with a modicum of supernatural elements for good measure. The film is an oddity in Zombie’s sensuous blitzkrieg of an oeuvre as it is the first to feature his perpetual muse Sheri Moon in the leading role. It is also abstract and less grounded in reality, evoking a phantasmic ambience that is more David Lynch than John Carpenter. With that said, it is one campy and often silly movie that is borderline schlock, but at its best, the…
Everyone, including Rob Zombie, knows what to expect from a Rob Zombie joint. That said, this is probably the best film he’s done.
does anyone else think sheri moon zombie looks like present day jamie lee curtis
Half of this wouldn’t be possible without black metal and The Velvet Underground. Pretty fun watch though. When those priests were beating their shit, lost it.
Solid movie sheri moon zombie is great and the use of sound is excellent but overall I think the ambition outweighs the execution.
Sheri Moon let me be in your coven
As far as Rob Zombie films go, this one is not my favorite. It feels more nonsensical than the others with a plot that is near impossible to follow.
cements zombie as the biggest wife guy in horror? bigger than p w s anderson?
I thought so, but then fell asleep. some nice imagery.
I don’t really know how to rate this, but the amount of witchy ass and witchy titties was more than I assumed going in.
The Trip to the Moon stuff in her house were actually really neat and I liked them.
Demons jacking off jelly penises was not something I was prepared to see in the living room with my dad and step mom.
I want to be Sheri Moon Zombie when I grow up. except for those white girls dreads tho... everything else about her in the Lords of Salem I want. she was learning French, the style, the dog, the creep ass apartment decor.
I won’t deny that this isn’t my favorite Rob Zombie film but he is so sick, twisted and obviously one of my favorite horror directors. I don’t know how he comes up with this shit (shit as in good).
Lords of Salem was a bit more slow paced than the other Rob Zombie films. I was able to breathe in this one as well look away for a few. There were a few plot holes and some confusion while watching but nothing to stop me enjoying this Salem Witch Trial themed film. Still sick, still weird, still trippy, still Rob Zombie.
Who needs logic or coherency when you can just have cool production design & an absolutely KILLER soundtrack?
The least rob zombie of rob zombie movies. This is much more artistic than his other films and feels like he’s striving to be more than the hillbilly white trash themed horror movies he’d made prior. At points that’s where this movie fails but it also shows another side to zombies vision that we haven’t seen. Overall a solid movie but a weak ending
I believe this is the one Rob Zombie movie that I can stand behind in my fascination with it. The world is very dream-like and dark, unlike Zombie's other movies which I don't have a real opinion about one way or the other.
Sheri Moon's character, a radio broadcaster with a drug addiction issue, is surprisingly sympathetic and vulnerable in the events that unfold.
I'm drafting this review post-Halloween and though I haven't seen it recently, I felt the need to include this review.
I really feel like this would be an excellent double feature along with Baskin, a totally bat-shit, assault on the senses movie in a similar way to TLoS. This one is the assault of the main…
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