Despite making two rather deplorable entries in the HALLOWEEN franchise (although I still find a bit to enjoy in his first film), Rob Zombie not only seems to still get work, but is still one of the more interesting names in the genre that is horror films.
With his first few films, particularly the rather amazing HOUSE OF 1,000 CORPSES and the even more amazing THE DEVIL'S REJECTS, the director has since been relegated to directing direct to DVD animated films, as with his last film, the pile of garbage known as THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO.
That said, he’s still been getting work. He was previously attached to a remake of THE BLOB, and the yet to move forward TYRANNOSAURUS REX, and now Deadline is reporting that the filmmaker has finally settled on his next film. Entitled LORDS OF SALEM, the film is currently being set up at Haunted Films, the studio behind the hit horror film, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY.
At this point, the film is best described as being set in Salem, where the modern citizens are coming under attack from reanimated witches. Sounds kind of not interesting.
Apparently, the project has been in the mind of Zombie for a while now, and is moving forward as his next project after he decided to jump ship, ditching his long talked about BLOB remake. Personally, this is kind of a bittersweet story. As opposed to the seemingly outspoken consensus against his BLOB remake, I actually thought that his style could be perfectly used with that project. It’s sad to see him leave the film, but this project, while having a lame premise, does seem to fit his sensibilities. Hell, as long as it’s not HALLOWEEN 3, I’ll be a happy camper.