Rob Zombie (nee Robert Zombechewoski) has his next directing assignment: The Lords of Salem. It’s from his own script, and it’s about the inhabitants of modern Salem being visited by a 300 year old witch coven. Which is too bad, because my understanding is that modern Salem is actually pretty Wicca-friendly. They should have picked on some town in the South or something.
I want to like Zombie as a filmmaker - I really dig The Devil’s Rejects, and I have to admit that Halloween 2 is insane in a way that’s at least about a personal vision - so I hope that The Lords of Salem isn’t just yet another grungy, tedious sleazefest like the Halloween films.
The film shoots this spring. It’s being sold at the Berlinale Film Market.