Lords of Salem Movie Reviews
User reviews on Lords of Salem
I was very excited to see this film, what can I say, I am a sucker for horror films and Rob Zombie rocks at making them. It is a very ambitious film and I can also say that it is director’s most accomplished film as well. The film is not as scary as his previous movies, however the film still has some crazy good imagery and climatic moments, I was quite scared during the film. Zombie’s films are not for everyone, but I definitely enjoy his work and I am never ever bored during his films. The film is very weird but if you like Zombie’s films I recommend seeing this one, it’s freaking crazy!
Chika whaaaat?!?! This movie was totes awesome! I LOVE "The Walking Dead" and have been into zombies since time immemorial. But this movie really dares to go where few other movies have the guts to venture. It shows how the witches of Salem survived their persecution (they were no angels, mind you) and how they travel into the present where they are able to wreak havoc through unsuspecting souls in the modern day. I was totally riveted the whole time and have got to check out the director's other films. A lot of people have told me that he is the visionary of visionaries when it comes to horror films about zombies and witches. The actress who plays the lead is his wife and she is VERY believable in the role. IN fact, at times, i completely forgot she was acting...she seemed totally possessed! If you like movies about the supernatural with a gory twist, this is the one for you!
I won’t bother to mention that this film is made exclusively for fans of the horror genre, so let me get to the point: this is a gruesome, creepy, and cheesy attempt to retell the story of the Witches of Salem, and it often succeeds when you least expect it to.
The story begins in 1692 when a group of witches are clearly committing heinous black magic in the Salem woods. Their bodies are burnt, but their spirits survive into the modern day when they lay their sights upon an unsuspecting young woman named Heidi.
The witches show up not as ghouls, but as musical notes played on an old LP. Whenever Heidi hears the music, she loses her grip on reality, and the witches gain theirs.
Heidi is soon overtaken by the witch spirits. She seems to be part witch, part goth, and part Beetlejuice. In many ways, she begins to resemble the common caricature of a meth addict