John's Review of The Lords of Salem
The Lords of Salem(2013)
Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie) is a radio DJ that receives a package with a CD one day. They decide to play it on the air and a select group of women fall into what appears to be a trance. Where they appear to be seeing a lot of witchcraft rituals.
Written and Directed by Rob Zombie this film should have a lot of positive expectations due to the greatly received Devils Rejects, Halloween remake, and House of 1000 Corpses. I had a lot of positive expectations heading into this film. Rob Zombie is a horror movie fan. His music and music videos feature clips from a lot of horror and underground horror classics. But just like the majority of the fans that have seen Lords of Salem we felt a little robbed watching this film.
The film's storyline is simple and seems to be leading us to some kind of giant conclusion. I didn't have a issue with the story. But I had a issue with how it played out at the end. Lords of Salem had me feeling like something big was about to happen. Then it finished with very little explanation. During the credits a News Report audio sound byte is played that gives us some information. But I still left with the feeling of being robbed and having little idea where and who robbed me.
The biggest positive take away is the visuals. I'll give the visuals a solid B+. Watching movies like House of 1000 Corpses and Lords of Salem really captures how much Rob Zombies enjoys twisted and grotesque scenes. I still think this film is worth a watch just for the crazy visuals.
I give The Lords of Salem... 2 1/2 Stars!