Rob Zombie’s recent track record surrounding the reboot of the classic “Halloween” series didn’t fare well with some genre fans, but ever since the musician-turned-director started releasing teasers for the upcoming “Lords of Salem,” horror fiends got excited by the dark, cult-inspired imagery.
With a cast including genre vets like scream queen Dee Wallace (“The Howling”), Barbara Crampton (“Re-Animator”), and Sid Haig (“The Devil’s Rejects”)—and Zombie’s wife and muse Sheri Moon Zombie, of course—the filmmaker’s newest taps into an ancient evil, and we finally have a trailer to witness the witchy bacchanal for ourselves.
Watch the trailer after the jump!
“The Lords of Salem” follows a DJ, Heidi (Sheri Moon), and her pals as they head to the haunted city of Salem after a mysterious package arrives on their doorstep inviting them to play a gig. The note simply reads: “A gift from the Lords.” When the friends land in the Halloween city, they quickly discover that a 300-year-old coven of witches has descended upon the Massachusetts town, and the ominous Lords of Salem are out for blood.
Check out the over-the-top clip below that features lap dances on goats, corpse paint, and a supremely dramatic musical overture. The imagery recalls the films of Stanley Kubrick and Ken Russell. Let us know if the Lords can summon you to theaters. No release date has been announced at this time, but the film makes its European premiere at Stiges next week.
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