Rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie has confirmed that he has yet to complete work on his much-anticipated new film, “The Lords Of Salem”. He writes on Facebook, “For those of you wondering if ‘The Lords Of Salem’ is finished, the answer is no. I had to take a break due to the MEGADETH tour and a few other things. I will be returning to work on the film in July to finish it up.”
The first trailer for “The Lords Of Salem” was beingshown before the last song of Zombie’s’s set during his recent tour with MEGADETH.
Shaky fan-filmed video footage of the trailer from the concert in Scranton, Pennsylvania can be seen below.
Zombie recently told The Aquarian Weekly that “The Lords Of Salem” is “a different movie for me. I hate calling it a horror movie because it’s more than that. It’s very much like a psychological terror film, and it’s a very different style. The other films were very in-your-face violent. This is more like a total mindfuck movie, and it’s just very different, but I’m very excited about it because the fans of what I’ve done will love it, but it’s a very different trip than I’ve tried before because I didn’t want to just go and do the same thing again — and after doing two ‘Halloween’ films in a row, I wanted to break the mold of anything like that — but very, very different.”
The film stars Sheri Moon Zombie, Meg Foster, Ernest Thomas, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Torsten Voges, Bruce Davison, Billy Drago, Richard Lynch, Lisa Marie, Maria Conchita Alonso, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig, Judy Geeson, and Patricia Quinn.
Filmsynopsis: “A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, a gift of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lord’s record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lord’s record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon, Heidi and her cohorts are far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting. The original Lords or Salem are returning and they’re out for blood.”
“The Lords Of Salem” is due for theatrical release later this year.
Zombie previously said he’s had the idea for the movie for years, even before he recorded the song of the same name.
Zombie, who directed all his own music videos, made his debut as a feature film writer and director with 2003’s “House Of 1000 Corpses”.