New England rock star, Rob Zombie, a few years back branched out into movies. Writing … directing … you name it, he went about guerilla style film making and came up with one of the most interesting horror films in a long time with the flick House of a 1000 Corpses. Part original story but filled with homages to so many horror and exploitation films of the past, the movie was a good start to a film career that now has expanded to six feature films.
With his latest film, The Lords of Salem takes Zombie to different levels. Prior efforts included blood and guts, slasher and grindhouse, red necks and gothic intrigue. Now, his latest fancies itself in the mode of such films as Rosemary’s Baby, The Omen, The Exorcist, and even the European horror films of Jean Rollins such as The Iron Rose or The Night of the Hunted.
Dark Discussions gives their take on one of the most anticipated horror films of the year. Produced by the folks behind Paranormal Activity and Insidious; released to only 355 screens in the United States; sent straight to disc in the United Kingdom; is the odd rollout of The Lords of Salem more due to its art house feel or because of the reputation of the director? Download the latest episode of Dark Discussions where we give our opinion on this interesting film.