A haven't seen Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem, but I am looking forward to it. Just the other day after seeing Evil Dead I was thinking about the state of American Horror films. And one of the names that came to mind as an accomplished filmmaker bringing some originality to well used horror tropes - is Rob Zombie.
Rob Zombie returns spectacularly to form with The Lords of Salem which hits DVD on 22 April 2013. The film is an ode to 1970s horror cinema and is visually and aurally stunning! To celebrate the film's release we have a copy to giveaway to one lucky winner
I rate both his first features House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects as really well made and decent additions to the extreme horror genre. I may not have enjoyed his ambitious Halloween films; Halloween and Halloween II as much - but I respected what he was attempting to achieve with them.
Rather than just making weak carbon copies of the films, like so many others have attempted and failed miserably (including the sequels after the second) he made them his own and brought both depth and an original take on the well worn tales.
Having said that I know I'll re-watch them again at some point to see if I enjoy them more. There are many remakes and sequels that I curse myself for attempting to watch once, never mind a second viewing.
So I am hoping that The Lords of Salem is a decent watch and he brings some interesting ideas to the fore in his tale centered a young former drug user and has to presumably involve witchcraft given the title and imagery in the trailer.
|The Lords of Salem poster (Click to enlarge)|
A huge departure from his previous movies, ‘The Lords Of Salem’ firmly establishes Rob Zombie as a unique and truly gifted filmmaker with a groundbreaking horror that slowly works its way under the viewer’s skin. There's an almost European feel to ‘The Lords of Salem’ and it owes more to Roman Polanski, Dario Argento and Ken Russell than to the American “grindhouse” cinema one would most associate with Zombie. Of course, this being Rob Zombie, classic horror movie references abound and fans will be delighted to notice nods to the likes of “Rosemary’s Baby”, “The Shining”, “The Sentinel”, “The Devil Rides Out” and John Carpenter’s “Prince Of Darkness”, amongst others.
|Win Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem|
1.Send us an email at imaweiner(at)theestablishingshot(dot)com appropriately replacing (at) and (dot).
2. With the subject line “The Lord are coming!”
3. Tell us the name of your favourite horror film and why. 1 sentence will do.
4. Your name
5. The address where you would like your prize sent to if you win.
Standard competition rules and common sense apply.
1 UK Winner will be chosen randomly (by randomly I mean I'll put all names into a bag and hit it with wicker tree branches while shouting curses at it!
The last name left will be the winner. The judges (meaning my) decision is final.
A winner will be chosen and contacted on Friday 3 May 2013.
For more information on The Lords of Salem or buy it from Amazon head over here!
The Lords of Salem on DVD 22 April
Heidi, a radio DJ, is sent a box containing a record -- a "gift from the Lords." The sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of her town's violent past. Is Heidi going mad, or are the Lords back to take revenge on Salem, Massachusetts?
Director: Rob Zombie
Writer: Rob Zombie
Stars: Sheri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips
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