Before Rob Zombie went off to do John Carpenter remakes, he made his movie name by releasing films that transcended the horror genre by being totally, vampire batshit insane. I’m talking most specifically about House of 1000 Corpses, but also to some extent The Devil’s Rejects. It looks like Zombie might be heading back into that dusty corner with his next picture, Lords of Salem.
He doesn’t seem to be deviating much in the casting department by once again casting his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie – though I believe this is her first lead performance in any of his films. That said, for old school horror fans and more pulpy stuff of the past 30-40 years (of which I really am not and therefore do not claim to know much), there do seem to be some interesting names (mostly women) floating past my eyes as I scroll through the IMDb casting chart: Dee Wallace, Meg Foster, Patricia Quinn, Ken Foree, Lisa Marie and Maria Conchita Alonso.
Possibly of more interest than those names, are some of the names in the “scenes deleted” section, which include Clint Howard and Udo Kier. Really? He deleted the Udo Kier scene(s)?
At any rate, here’s a look at the newest trailer for the film. I gotta say I’m generally not too interested in whatever the newest “scary movie” in theaters is, but Zombie’s particular style of the macabre intrigues and creeps me. So I’m genuinely looking forward to checking this one out. Not sure if or when a theatrical release will be forthcoming (at least probably not a wide release), but a VOD campaign is very likely through Magnet or Anchor Bay.