Horror fans everywhere have been anxiously awaiting news of when they’d get to see Rob Zombie’s new film, THE LORDS OF SALEM. Lucky for us Anchor Bay answered the call!! THE LORDS OF SALEM will be released on April 26th, 2013. Yeah I know; that’s pretty friggin’ far away. But recent good and bad news has dropped that could hold us over. A novelization of THE LORDS OF SALEM will be released before the film drops. That’s the good news. The novel, which is being co-written by Zombie and B.K. Evenson, won’t be released until March 12th, 2013 … only about a month before the film. That’s the shitty news. Here’s the plot crunch for the novel:
Heidi Hawthorne is a thirty-seven-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station–a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords. There is no other information. She decides to play it on the radio show as a joke, and the moment she does, horrible things begin to happen. The strange music awakens something evil in the town. Soon enough, terrifying murders begin to happen all around Heidi. Who are The Lords? What do they want?
THE LORDS OF SALEM, the film, is a veritable who’s who of the golden age of horror. It stars Barbara Crampton, Ken Foree, Michael Berryman, Sid Haig, Richard Lynch, Billy Drago, Dee Wallace, and Meg Foster, to name a few. Here’s the plot crunch of the film:
Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a local radio station and, together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster), forms part of the “Big H Radio Team”. A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, “a gift from the Lords”. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.
Later Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners.
The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H Team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting: The original Lords of Salem are returning, and they’re out for BLOOD.
Check out the official trailer:
This one looks trippy, messed up, and stylish. I get a lot of flack for it but I don’t care … I’m a huge Rob Zombie fan and I’m really looking forward to this one!! What do you think? Looking forward to this? What do you think of all the posters?