Written April 22, 2013
I am one of the biggest fans of Rob Zombies movies. I love them . I went into this movie expecting something awesome and was so dissapointed. It was so slow to the point of boring. It was so predictable and just horrible. It did not feel like a Rob Zombie film at all. I love Sheri Moon Zombie but I feel as if she was not the right choice for the lead character. The cinematography and how the witch scenes are done are good but it just doesn't carry the movie. I hate to say this but I do not recomend this movie at all.
Written July 26, 2014
I've never liked a Rob Zombie film. He's clearly a fan of the genre but the defining characteristic of his films to date has been their remorseless sadism. Lords of Salem, however, is something else entirely--a restrained Rob Zombie film with the sadism dialed down to nearly zero. Zombie has always worn his influences on his sleeve--this time around they appear to be John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness, Dario Argento's Evil Mother's trilogy (particularly the second one, Inferno) and Rosemary's Baby. The story concerns a radio DJ who receives a mysterious record that starts to make her see visions and have bizarre nightmares. Luckily her friendly landlord and her two sisters are on hand to offer friendly support and scones. Zombie tries for a slow burn effect this time out, creating tension with disturbing imagery and a sense that the film is building toward something horrible. More often than not it works, but fans of Zombie's previous more violent flicks may be disappointed.
Written July 28, 2014
This was the absolute worst movie I have ever seen. It was not scary; the special effects were only fair at best (looks like 1950's ). Acting was not required in this movie because the story line was so incredibly f$&ked up. The movie even failed to offend you... no matter what religion or faith you belong to. I'm not sure what the film makers were trying to accomplish, except maybe making the worst movie ever viewed on the "big screen". I certainly would not subject children or teens to this movie. I hope the city of Salem sues the production company.
Written April 20, 2013
Just saw "Lords of Salem"....was very disappointing! I expected more from Rob Zombie!
I thought it would be scary & it just wasn't! The trailers they showed before LOS looked way better! I am a RZ & SMZ fan, too. I'd say, if you have to see this, wait for the dvd, then maybe it won't hurt so bad wasting your money on it. RZ's other movies are more entertaining than this one.
Written September 25, 2013
missed this movie at the theater and damn glad I did....went to four red boxes before I found it and it was not even worth swiping my card. Rob Zombies mind sure goes where others do not but this was a waste of time. Very choppy and could have been so much better. His idea was good but the outcome leaves a lot to be desired. With two well known actresses in this one would think at least the acting would be better but fell short.