The Lords of Salem (2012) Movie Review

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The Lords of Salem (2012)

2012 | R | Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
101 minutes / 1h 41min

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The Lords of Salem Plot Synopsis:

Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the "Big H Radio Team." 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 their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords' record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords' 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 of Salem are returning and they're out for blood.

The Lords of Salem (2012) Review

My expression to the cover image of this movie was “WOW”. It was simple but yet terrifying scary. The artistic cover really suits the movie. The Lords of Salem (2012) contains disturbing violent scenes, graphic nude sexual content, goriness, bad language and some drug/alcohol use. There is a lot of intense frightening jump out of your seat scenes. I really do not recommend this movie to kids and young teeenagers, also to anyone with a weak stomach. The gore factor is stomach churning sick.

The horror movie is about a troubled female DJ who becomes intertwined with a coven of ancient witches in Salem, Massachusetts. Heidi Hawthorne (Sheri Moon Zombie - Halloween, The Devil’s Rejects, Toolbox Murders) is a recuperating heroin addict who works as a DJ with coworkers, Herman ‘Whitey’ Salvador (Jeff Daniel Phillips - The Last Duane, Burning Dog, Convict) and Herman "Munster" Jackson (Ken Foree - Death House, Sara’s Cell, Cut/Print) at a hard rock radio station. Heidi received an unusual wooden box with an album inside, titled “ Lords of Salem”. Heidi and Whitey listened to the record which contains a woman’s voice chanting an eerie mystifying chant. Heidi then started to have visions of a witch giving birth to a baby while the chant is playing and the visions stopped once the record stops playing. Heidi played the Lords of Salem record on the radio station and all the women in Salem, except Heidi went into a trance. Wondering what happens next - watch the movie and see.

The Lord if Salem is a nice watch and I recommend it to all horror fans. Brandon Trost outdid himself with the cinematography. The music was also really good and as I said the actors were amazing. I gave this movie an eight because I felt it could have elaborated a little bit more on the story line.

Rob Zombie (The Haunted World of El Superbeasto, Halloween II, Grindhouse) is the writer and director of The Lord of Salem. Rob gave himself one awesome last name (Zombie) for the horror movie genre. His birth name is Robert Bartleh Cummings. His wife is Sheri Moon Zombie and she stars in this movie as Heidi Hawthorne.

Some facts about Sheri Moon Zombie:
* She is 5’10 and was born on September 26, 1970 in San Jose, California.
* Her birth name is Sheri Lyn Skurkis.
* Two of her nicknames is Kitty and Kitty Moon.
* She has acted in 18 movies so far and was the producer of two movies (Total Skull Halloween, Total Skull). 
* She started her acting career in 2002 when she starred as “Baby” in House of 1000 Corpses.
* She has an official site
* She has her own clothing line named Total Skull.
* She was a model and dancer in many music videos during her twenties.
* She married Rob Zombie in October 31, 2002.

  • The Lords of Salem Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 6
  • Overall Score: 5.42
  • IMDB: 5.1
  • MetaCritic: 5.7
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 4.5

About The Lords of Salem 2012

Title: The Lords of Salem
Year: 2012
Runtime: 101 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Score: 3 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 2.71/5 stars from 24,342 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 24,342
MPAA Rating: R
The Lords of Salem Cast Starring: Dee Wallace, Udo Kier, Daniel Roebuck, Sid Haig, Maria Olsen, Michael Shamus Wiles, Sheri Moon Zombie, Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree, Michael Berryman, Clint Howard, Nancy Linehan Charles, Richard Lynch, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Lisa Marie, Meg Foster, Bruce Davison, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Fancy, Roger W. Morrissey, Dustin Quick, Gabriel Pimentel, Bonita Friedericy, Suzanne Voss, Christine Ames, Torsten Voges, Judy Geeson, Julian Acosta, Patricia Quinn, Silvia Moore
The Lords of Salem Writers: NA
The Lords of Salem Director: Rob Zombie
Box Office: $1,000,000
Production: Anchor Bay Films
Language: English
Country: USA, UK, Canada