The Lords of Salem Synopsis
A radio DJ in Salem, MA receives a mysterious wooden box that triggers a series of visions linked to the town's violent past.
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Slant Magazine

By Nick Schager
Rob Zombie understands horror as an aural-visual experience that should gnaw at the nerves, seep into the subconscious, and beget...
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Movies by Rob Zombie, the goth rocker turned cult filmmaker, aren’t for everybody. But he couldn’t care less. He makes movies exactly the...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

A genuinely nasty and disturbing piece of work, but its cumulative nerve-shredding effect is not just the product of effective direction....
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The Lords of Salem is more creepily atmospheric than truly scary and eventually lapses into silliness. But it does provide some evocatively...
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Atmosphere is three-fourths of the game in a horror film, and The Lords of Salem has it in spades. It’s not too much to say that until this...
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60

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
This may be terrifying news to Rob Zombie fans, but after years mining the 1970s for gunky shock moments, the musician-turned-filmmaker has...
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
There are echoes of Roman Polanski’s “Rosemary’s Baby” in all of this that are impossible to miss.
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Entertainment Weekly

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Unfortunately, it’s just a witchy mess.
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Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
Some of the imagery is memorable, in a twisted-horror kind of way. Zombie has no trouble scaring up atmosphere. But other scenes are...
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New York Observer

By Rex Reed
This one is so bad it’s hilarious. Sheri Moon Zombie is no Mia Farrow, Rob Zombie is no Roman Polanski, and The Lords of Salem seems to...
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Alot of people are not going to get this movie

By larfa_2002
I love Rob Zombie and totally respect his actistic views and what he was trying to do with this movie. Turst me it is very different. It's not going to be one of my favs but it was worth seeing. If...

Vain Attempt To Prey On Religious Superstition...Dull and Comical For All The Wrong Reasons.

By Alon Patterson
Only the mind of a child could find this film's execution both plausible and frightening. The plot is full of holes, poorly developed and too reliant on shock that really isn't all that shocking by...

A couple of hours of my life I would like back

By clyde10
Sorry, but the silliness and the vast number of extremely unattractive nude bodies made me laugh. Not a bad premise, but Polanski did the Devil's offspring and the creepy neighbor things a whole lot...

Metal music and witches, Oh My!

By goteam101
I enjoyed Rob's latest,I feel he has had this movie in him since House of a 1000 corpses and he waited for his leading lady on and off screen to be ready.Good call cause Sheri Moon does a great job...

A waste of money and time

By mortypiper
I usually like movies from Rob, but this was a big let down. Crappy uninspired acting, poor sound during the ranting and ravings, a plot that jumps around all over the place, and some issues just...

Absolutely Awful

By cell phone
i went in so excited to give rob zombie another chance with a movie that hits very close to home (i live 10 minutes away from where they filmed this). It was confusing jumbled up Bull. It jumped from...

DEFINITELY not what anyone would expext.

By kellisadsad
I hate to say but this movie was horrible and a complete waste of money. The previews were deceiving and the entire movie was slow. I kept waiting for something to happen but it did nothing for me....

WTF

By morbid78
I like all things Rob Zombie but after watching this all I can say is WTF did I just watch. Its like an arty farty hipster movie. There were no creepy or scary parts in the movie. The trailers made...

Wait for video or not at all

By jroyal76
Honestly I should have known, but i expected more from Rob Zombie. It's creepy at times, then down right dull at others. The story is lame and predictable, and becomes one big mess. Even dire hard...

If all dont now this movie was based on his religion called Satanism

By killershetaz1
If you all cannot not handle seeing someone else religion then you are not open minded. Rob Zombie did this movie so the people will now what type of religion he believed in. Then you can understand...

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Rated R | For for disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use