The day is finally here, kids! Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem is in theatres, and our friends over at Cinefantastique Online have scored themselves a podcast interview with both star Sheri Moon Zombie and Rob himself!
From the Press Release
In the latest episode of the weekly podcast series The CFQ Interview, controversial director Rob Zombie and actress Sheri Moon Zombie sit down with Cinefantastique editor emeritus Dan Persons for a wide-ranging discussion of their latest release, The Lords of Salem, and of their careers in film in general.
In a free-wheeling and candid conversation, Rob discusses his fascination with the roots of classic horror film, describes how this latest effort departs from the worlds of terror he’s created for such films as The Devil’s Rejects and Halloween, and talks about the difficulties he encountered translating this newest vision to screen.
Sheri meanwhile discusses how her husband brought her up-to-speed on genre film, the complexities of being thrown into the maelstrom of a Rob Zombie project, and what it was like sharing screen time with such scream queens as Dee Wallace.
It’s a lively twenty-five minutes that reveal the passion and humor of this horror couple.
The CFQ Interview is available for download at Cinefantastique Online, and on iTunes by searching for “Cinefantastique.”
The Lords of Salem stars Barbara Crampton as Virginia Cable, a camera operator for a local kid’s show at Salem Public Access TV called “Lobster Joe’s Fishy Fun Show”; Brandon Cruz as Ted Delta, a local Salem drug counselor; Michael Shamus Wiles as Jarrett Perkins, owner of Salem’s Engine House Pizza; Michael Berryman as Virgil Magnus, 50% of a well-known witch hunting duo called “The Brothers”; Sid Haig as Dean Magnus, the other half of “The Brothers”; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams, aka Lobster Joe, the host of “Lobster Joe’s Fishy Fun Show”, a staple of local Salem television; Patricia Quinn as Megan, the town’s palm reader; Judy Geeson as Lacy Doyle, owner and landlady of Heidi Hawthorne’s apartment; Ken Foree as Herman Jackson, one third of The Big H Radio Team; Richard Lynch as the film’s protagonist, Reverend John Hawthorne; Lisa Marie, who plays Priscilla Reed, a woman who gives her all to support “the cause of the coven“; Billy Drago as Judge Samuel Mather, a key player in the history of the Lords; Dee Wallace as Sonny, a self-help guru; Bruce Davison as Francis Matthias, author of the book Satan’s Last Stand – The Truth About The Salem Witch Trials; Maria Conchita Alonso as Francis’ wife, Alice Matthias; Torsten Voges as Count Gorgann, lead singer of the Norwegian death metal band Leviathan the Fleeing Serpent; Jeff Daniel Phillips as Herman “Whitey” Salvador, one third of The Big H Team; Meg Foster as Margaret Morgan, the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem; Ernest Thomas, as Chip “Freakshow” McDonald, the station manager at Salem’s #1 rock station; and Sheri Moon Zombie as Heidi, the final third of The Big H Team.
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The film opens nationwide on April 19th including New York; Los Angeles; Boston; San Francisco; Chicago; Philadelphia; Washington, DC; Miami; Dallas; Houston; Detroit; and more. The flick is rated R for “disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use.”
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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