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Interview: 'Lords Of Salem' Director Rob Zombie Talks Making The Film, Studio Expectations, 'Broad Street Bullies' & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 29, 2013 6:14 PM
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There are few genre filmmakers working today who are as exciting and unpredictable as Rob Zombie. The rock musician (he continues to make music – he just dropped a new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor) has a singular love for all things horror, particularly the down-and-dirty chillers from the seventies and early eighties, augmenting these earlier films with bold stylistic experimentation and a kind of gleeful willingness to push the envelope when it comes to sex and violence. His latest film, "Lords of Salem," produced by Blumhouse Productions and distributed by Anchor Bay, was released last week. A bold stylistic departure for Zombie, it's a leisurely paced descent into madness more akin to Roman Polanski's apartment trilogy than anything involving Texas, chainsaws, or massacres.

What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'Oblivion' & 'Lords Of Salem' Are 'In The House'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • April 19, 2013 5:19 PM
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Not even one month into spring, and it looks like the summer blockbuster season already has the jump on us: the latest big budget, big explosion, big sound, big picture Tom Cruise vehicle, as the only major release this weekend, should have no trouble rolling the big profits right in. Particularly as its companions are the usual indie fare - strong, certainly, but also full of niche appeal - with witchy horror, sports drama, sci-fi thriller, and a magical documentary rounding out the slate. On the plus side, the advanced season start date means that warmer weather and longer days are just around the corner. Summer is coming!

Review: Unnerving ‘Lords of Salem’ Is Rob Zombie’s Best Film Yet

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • April 17, 2013 6:58 PM
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“The Lords of Salem” is probably goth rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie’s best film, though it does often prove that the cinephile writer/director is a gifted tyro. At the same time, as his most formally mannered and tonally tempered film, Zombie’s latest also proves his versatility. Set in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts, the film follows the seduction of a disc jockey (Sheri Moon Zombie, Rob’s wife), whose family was cursed by a coven of centuries-old witches.

10 Must-See Films To Watch This April

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • April 5, 2013 11:47 AM
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As the weather starts to warm and the flowers bloom, so too does the movie slate become increasingly more promising, with a whole host of springtime movies that will surely thaw the snowy remnants of winter. After a surprisingly robust March that saw the likes of “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “Spring Breakers,” April has even more killer selections to make your spring that much warmer.

'The Lords Of Salem' Soundtrack Features Rick James, Rush, Velvet Underground & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2013 4:58 PM
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Rob Zombie is back behind the camera for his first feature since 2009's "The Haunted World of El Superbeasto," and if early word is anything to go by, his intensity and ability to scare has weakened one bit. When we caught it at TIFF we said in our review that it's "compelling as it is because it’s driven by a creeping...sense of atmospheric dread." And while the soundtrack for his trippy witch movie will undoubtedly help that tone...it will also be funky....

SXSW 2013 Announces Midnight Slate With Films By Vincenzo Natali, Rob Zombie, V/H/S/2 & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 6, 2013 3:00 PM
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...and yes there is more movie sauce to pour over the BBQ that is SXSW next month. After firming up their main slate last week, the folks in Austin have revealed their Midnighter line-up and there may be more than one worth losing some sleep for.

Watch: Operatic & Eerie Teaser Trailer For Rob Zombie's 'Lords Of Salem'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 3, 2012 10:00 PM
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While the horror genre has never been healthier, oddly enough, there are few distinct voices in the genre. But one person who has firmly left his imprint is filmmaker and musician Rob Zombie. Since arriving on the scene in 2003 with "House Of 1000 Corpses," over the next (near) decade, Zombie has staked out his territory as a director with uncompromising vision, even if the results don't always work. And his latest is another entry into a filmography that shows no signs holding back or taming things down.

TIFF Review: Unnerving ‘Lords of Salem’ Is Rob Zombie’s Best Film Yet

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • September 11, 2012 2:10 PM
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“The Lords of Salem” is probably goth rocker-turned-filmmaker Rob Zombie’s best film, though it does often prove that the cinephile writer/director is a gifted tyro. At the same time, as his most formally mannered and tonally tempered film, Zombie’s latest also proves his versatility. Set in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts, the film follows the seduction of a disc jockey (Sheri Moon Zombie, Rob’s wife), whose family was cursed by a coven of centuries-old witches.

Toronto Acquisitions : Roadside Attractions Takes Sarah Polley Doc 'Stories We Tell,' Three Studios Bid For Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 10, 2012 6:55 PM
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In Toronto, the newest film from Sarah Polley, the documentary "Stories We Tell," was picked up by Roadside Attractions, while in anticipation of its midnight debut, Rob Zombie's witchy "Lords of Salem" has a trio of studios courting him, with Anchor Bay leading the pack.

First Look Photos: Rob Zombie's 'Lords Of Salem,' 'The ABCs Of Death' & 'John Dies At The End'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • July 31, 2012 12:21 PM
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While genre fans get their very own festival later in September with Austin's increasingly big Fantastic Fest, the Toronto International Film Festival is not to be left out, with a selection of big horror premieres set for their Midnight Madness strand. And as ever, the announcement's been accompanied with the unveiling of some big-name films to sit along those that have appeared over the last few years, like "Jennifer's Body," "Insidious," "Super," "The Raid" and "Kill List."

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