The Lords of Salem - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Lords of Salem Reviews

Page 1 of 3
September 19, 2017
[Rob] Zombie's most chilling movie so far, if not his most horrific.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 28, 2013
Rob Zombie's tale of DJs unwittingly waking the dead in modern-day Salem is frighteningly good.
April 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
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
April 25, 2013
Polished and calculated, this is a nerve-shattering fright fest bolstered by immaculate technique.
April 25, 2013
Lords of Acid more like, in this finely crafted retro Satanic-panic freakout channeling Polanski, Kubrick, Anger and death metal videos.
April 19, 2013
With its visual wonders and mindbending narrative, The Lords of Salem is unlike anything Rob Zombie has ever done before.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 19, 2013
Shock rocker turned filmmaker Rob Zombie pits an emotionally fragile radio personality against a coven of undead witches in his fifth feature. The result is genuinely creepy if not jump-out-of-your-seat scary.
April 19, 2013
An original take on screen torment, and while Salem contains considerable flaws, its ambition is frequently hypnotizing, attempting to trigger a different kind of disquiet in a genre that could use the challenge.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 19, 2013
Movies by Rob Zombie, the goth rocker turned cult filmmaker, aren't for everybody. But he couldn't care less.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 18, 2013
It's a head trip, to be sure, but it's Zombie's electric, haunted head, so my advice is just sit back and goggle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
Where The Lords of Salem excels is in its depiction of art, even seemingly innocuous Production Code cinema, as a vessel for unexpected malevolence.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
April 18, 2013
"The Lords of Salem" will make you feel bad. But it's supposed to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 18, 2013
A more restrained kind of grungy horror throwback than the rocker-turned-filmmaker has offered to date, at least marking a step in a different direction, if not necessarily the right one.
April 18, 2013
Atmosphere is three-fourths of the game in a horror film, and "The Lords of Salem" has it in spades.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 18, 2013
Although it eventually descends into silliness, this creepily atmospheric effort delivers some effective scares along the way.
April 18, 2013
Zombie proves once again that he understands how many different ways there are to give an audience the creeps.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Page 1 of 3