Over on his Facebook page, filmmaker/rocker Rob Zombie debuted the newest poster for his fifth feature, "The Lords of Salem". His newest film is making its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival this week, and this new art gives us a taste of the witch-focused feature from the "House of 1000 Corpses" and "Devil's Rejects" director.
From the sounds of the official synopsis (you can read it below), "The Lords of Salem" will see Zombie getting outside of his spree killer/slasher comfort zone of his first two features and a pair of "Halloween" films. I, for one, am excited to see the writer-director tackling new original work--for all of their excesses and nods to 70's horror, "The Devil's Rejects" and "House of 1000 Corpses" were singularly unique films, and I liked the voice that Zombie seemed to be establishing with each.
His latest stars villanous 80's staples Billy Drago and Richard Lynch, along with Dee Wallace Stone, Ken Foree, Patricia Quinn, and Jeff Daniel Phillips in a story built on the Salem Witch Trials.
Here's the official synopsis:
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.
[Source: Dread Central]