Aug 9, 2019
The Lords of Salem is an exciting change of pace for Rob Zombie, and his latest proves a little ingenuity can go a long way.
Feb 25, 2019
A fun take on rock 'n' roll as the devil's music, with momentary flashes of brilliance.
Feb 20, 2019
Like Zombie the musician, Zombie the director is all style and no substance.
Nov 17, 2018
Nevertheless, hallucinatory hogwash such as Salem will continue to dog Zombie as a campy conductor of sluggish horror-oriented hogwash.
Nov 1, 2018
For me, The Lords of Salem is unequivocally Rob Zombie's greatest achievement as a filmmaker to date. Don't get me wrong, I have a deep-seated love for many of his other films, but there is something about Lords that just hits me deep in my soul.
Sep 19, 2017
[Rob] Zombie's most chilling movie so far, if not his most horrific.
Jul 14, 2016
Lords of Salem may be a misfire, but it's an interesting one from an auteur with much to offer a genre that has devolved into a sodden mass of jump scares.
Dec 4, 2013
Tries desperately to shock and offend, and succeeds only in being brutally boring.
May 3, 2013
While not forgetting the cinematic value of a coven of naked witches dancing around a bonfire, Zombie shows that he has matured as a filmmaker.
May 2, 2013
Featuring some playfully deranged fantasy and flashback sequences to compliment what is overall sober, superior horror, this budding auteur of the macabre is hitting his groove.
Apr 28, 2013
I saw The Lords of Salem....I didn't really like it!
Apr 28, 2013
Rob Zombie's tale of DJs unwittingly waking the dead in modern-day Salem is frighteningly good.
Apr 26, 2013
"The Lords of Salem" presents an even bigger mess than usual. As the film progresses, you get inklings of a plot here and there, but one never wholly materializes, making for an incoherent and extraordinarily dull affair.
Apr 26, 2013
Zombie loves taking his beloved spouse and turning her into a demonic witch-Madonna while The Velvet Underground drones "All Tomorrow's Parties." As horror it's not horrifying, but as a valentine to creepshow romance it's almost heartwarming
Apr 26, 2013
Rob Zombie has matured as a filmmaker, as witnessed by this well-structured horror shocker, which plays with both historical events and familiar movie imagery to keep us unnerved even if it's ultimately rather silly.
Apr 25, 2013
[Rob Zombie] makes good on the promise of being one of America's most distinctive horror directors to securely become one of its best.
Apr 25, 2013
Zombie fails to fully wrestle to the ground any of the movie's themes in an engaging or meaningful way... so its swan-dive into arbitrariness from the second act on is fairly complete.
Apr 25, 2013
Polished and calculated, this is a nerve-shattering fright fest bolstered by immaculate technique.
Apr 25, 2013
Lords of Acid more like, in this finely crafted retro Satanic-panic freakout channeling Polanski, Kubrick, Anger and death metal videos.
Apr 24, 2013
Despite being based on the fascinating events of the 1692 Salem witch trials, The Lords of Salem sadly fails to offer anything exciting, thanks to a weak script, lack of scares and dreadful sound quality.