THE LORDS OF SALEM is an upcoming horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie (Halloween). Premiered during the “Midnight Madness” track of the 37th Toronto International Film Festival and received rave reviews from mainstream and genre critics alike, the film starring Sheri Moon Zombie (Halloween) as a radio DJ in Salem whose playing of a sinister heavy metal tune awakens a coven of nasty 17th century witches. Bruce Davison (X-Men), Jeffrey Daniel Phillips (Halloween II), Ken Foree (Dawn Of The Dead), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Dee Wallace (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial), and Judy Geeson (To Sir, with Love) also star.
Heidi, a blond 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 of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread 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 his 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 are far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting. The original Lords of Salem are returning and they’re out for blood.
- via Deadline