• Released
  • April 19, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • R , 1 hr 40 min
  • Horror
  • 335 Fan Ratings
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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42

Entertainment Weekly

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Unfortunately, it’s just a witchy mess.
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40

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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25

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