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Rob Zombie shooting THE LORDS OF SALEM this spring

Joshua Brunsting

by: Joshua Brunsting
February 3rd, 2011

While he may not be everyone’s cup of tea, very few modern filmmakers have given the relatively stale genre of modern horror films a shot directly into the eyeballs quite like director Rob Zombie.

His last two live action feature films, his take on the HALLOWEEN franchise (the absolutely dreadful animated feature THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO was in between his two HALLOWEEN films), are not the best films ever made, but his prior releases, THE HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES and THE DEVIL’S REJECTS are truly fantastic films. And now, thanks to THR, we know what his next will be, and when it’s going to start shooting.

The outlet is reporting that the director will begin shooting THE LORDS OF SALEM this spring. The film has been in the works for a while now, and really got moving after he jumped out of the director’s chair for THE BLOB, and sounds really compelling.

Following the story of a group of Salem townspeople who are suddenly attacked by a group of 300-year-old witches, and will be based off of an original script by Zombie, the film will also feature a score likely done by Zombie’s own band.  A very lo-fi project is apparently in store for all of us, and honestly, that sounds like a winning idea to me.

The film doesn’t have a release date yet, but it will likely hit sometime early next year, given the type of production we get here. I’m a huge fan of Zombie, despite his recent work, so hopefully this will be more CORPSES than HALLOWEEN. Here’s to hoping.

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