Even though we’ve gotten an endless barrage of casting news and updates over the last few months for writer/director Rob Zombie’s upcoming flick The Lords of Salem, it seems as though one cast member may have hopped aboard under the radar.
Last night, after receiving an honorary award for his contributions to genre cinema from the fine folks at the Shockfest Film Festival, Howard was chatting it up with partygoers during the fest’s after party and mentioned that he had just wrapped up working on a Rob Zombie movie.
Well, since there haven’t been any other recent Zombie films under way, it would be safe to assume that he meant The Lords of Salem, which recently wrapped up production on the East Coast and just resumed in California.
It’s interesting that Howard’s involvement on the film hadn’t been announced yet, but since he’s awesome in everything, we’re pretty much down for having the iconic character actor aboard The Lords of Salem.
Jason Blum, Steven Schneider, and Oren Peli of Haunted Pictures are producing as well as Zombie regulars Andy Gould and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Zombie’s guitarist John 5 is set to handle the score.
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.
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