Buying “Feeding Frenzy” Over Zombie’s The Lords of Salem at TIFF
According to deadline.com, tonight’s midnight screening of Rob Zombie’s THE LORDS OF SALEM has created a feeding frenzy among buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF):
there are three pre-emptive bids on the table. I’m hearing Anchor Bay is in the lead for the genre pic, but that Image and Bill Lee’s Millennium are also in the running. No deal will be made until after tonight’s screening, so a lot of distributors will be staying up late here in Toronto.
THE LORDS OF SALEM is written and directed by Rob Zombie and stars, among others, Dee Wallace, Clint Howard, Sheri Moon Zombie, Michael Berryman, Udo Kier, Sid Haig, Ken Foree, Barbara Crampton, and Maria Conchita Alonso. In Zombie’s film a Salem hard-rock radio DJ’s playing of a sinister heavy metal tune awakens a coven of nasty 17th century witches. This has a fantastic cast, a great sounding story, and from past postings it sounds like Zombie isn’t holding back at all in this one.
We should hear something tomorrow about who the winner of the bidding war is.