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Rob Zombie announces LORDS OF SALEM completion and teases new image

08.29.2012by: Ike Oden

Okay, this may cost me my hardcore horror journalist credentials, but f*ck it, I’m feeling bold. I absolutely love Rob Zombie. White Zombie, his solo stuff, his movies-- I dig all of it. This of course, makes his latest film, THE LORDS OF SALEM, among my most anticipated releases this year and I don’t think I’m alone in that sentiment. Imagine my joy at opening up Facebook to see this update from Zombie himself:

"THE LORDS OF SALEM is finally done! The world premiere is Sept. 10th at the TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL."

And as a bonus, the message was accompanied by some brand new concept art (see below). It’s the nifty, crude symbol we've seen before in other pictures (see the thumb art). The weathered paper is a nice touch and it will certainly look good on a freshmen’s dorm room wall. As for a deeper meaning (besides the obvious “The Lords are coming”) behind the image, we’ll have to wait for the film’s premiere to find out.

I personally envy my fellow Schmoes in the greater Toronto area who will get to see THE LORDS OF SALEM before the rest of the world. No wide release date has yet been announced. The film stars a veritable all-star line-up up of character actors, including Clint Howard, Meg Foster, Lisa Marie, Udo Kier, Dee Wallace, Bruce Davison, Billy Drago, Barbara Crampton, Patricia Quinn, Michael Berryman, Richard Lynch, Daniel Roebuck, Ken Foree, Side Haig, and Sheri Moon Zombie (pictured below). Check out the synopsis of the film below if you aren’t already familiar with the film’s heavy-metal, torture, and witchcraft laden storyline.

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.

Extra Tidbit: "Toronto is where it's happening, man. The music, the entertainment, the arts..." Name the heavy metal horror film from which this quote originates.
Source: Facebook

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