Written May 04, 2015
Rob Zombie is definitely developing skills visually as a director, but he still hasn't grasped decent storytelling skills yet. The film looks great, beautifully gothic and moody, but it has the lackadaisical pace of a snail that doesn't quite build to a satisfying climax. 'The Lords of Salem' is very evocative of Dario Argento, particularly his 'Mother of Tears', but it's nowhere near as entertaining. Nice try, but fail!
Written September 22, 2014
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 you are expecting to be scared that is not what you are going to get. It is kind of disturbing though.
Written March 28, 2015
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 today's movie standards. As for this film's purpose, curiously I cannot reason it. First, because it isn't even mildly entertaining and second, unless the intention was to somehow logo merchandise the film's poster, the result is a complete waste of production money and talent. Skip it. While not offensive to any but sensitive religious types and those who cringe at explicit sexuality, it's just plain dull. Save your money. Likely, you'll be glad you did.
Written October 28, 2014
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 better in "Rosemary's Baby". Can't say it was boring, but it certainly wasn't scary.
Written May 24, 2015
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 with the role of Heidi Hawthorne,Those acting lessons paid off.Is she crazy? (we know she's not) The movie is about a centuries old curse placed on the women of Salem...I enjoyed the back story and set up.One of the joys of this movie is the supporting cast that's a who's who of 60"s and 70's movies.From a motherly JudyGeeson (To sir,with love) Dee Wallace (The Howling) Patricia Quinn (Rocky Horrors Magenta) and an almost unrecognizable Meg Foster (They Live) Great female roles as well as Bruce Davidson as author Francis Matthias and the excellent Jeff daniel phillips as co- host,friend/love interest to Heidi...Zombie's use of music is effective as usual whether it's The Velvet Underground, or the pulsating score by John 5 and Griffin Boice...The finale is very 70's,British and trippy