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Rob Zombie To Direct 'Lords Of Salem' This Spring

by Kevin Jagernauth
February 3, 2011 9:28 AM
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Depending on who you ask Rob Zombie is either overrated or a much-needed voice in the horror genre. His first two features, "The House of 1000 Corpses" and "The Devil's Rejects" have their fans, while most will agree that his "Halloween" films left much to be desired. However, the director is back with a project that has been brewing for a while now.

THR reports that "The Lords of Salem" will lens this spring. The film has been brewing for a while now but began to move forward after Zombie wisely dropped out of a proposed remake of "The Blob." The story is set in contemporary Salem, where the modern day townspeople are menaced by a coven of 300-year-old witches. Much blood letting presumably ensues.

Zombie will direct from his own script and last fall, he mentioned that his band will likely compose the film's music. "We'll probably do the score this time out — not rock music, but a score. I know I want music to play a large role," Zombie said.

No word yet on a release date, but we're guessing it won't hit until sometime next year.

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  • Gatsby | February 4, 2011 11:11 AMReply

    I absolutely love his first two directorial outings but like the majority loathe his Halloween. Messing with a classic the way he did was just upsetting mainly due to his turning Myers into one of the 'rejects'-a serious misstep. Tho Brendan your words may make me give II a chance. Anyhoo, v. excited about this news!

  • RNL | February 4, 2011 10:50 AMReply

    The director's cut of Halloween II was excellent.

  • Brendan | February 3, 2011 11:53 AMReply

    I'm really looking forward to this, while the first one wasn't anything to write home about, the director's cut of his Halloween II is an absolute masterpiece and the best horror film of the decade, it seriously deserves a critical re-evaluation someday.

  • carrie | February 3, 2011 10:33 AMReply


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