Rob Zombie's The Lords of Salem Gets a British Accent with Newest Cast Addition
As an impressionable young girl growing up in the Sixties, few films had as much of an impact on yours truly as the classic To Sir, With Love so I couldn't be happier with the news that UK-born Judy Geeson has been tapped by Rob Zombie to join the cast of his currently filming The Lords of Salem.
Here's what Zombie had to say about Geeson on his Facebook page:
As we head into Day 9 of filming I thought I would let you in on another great bit of casting news. JUDY GEESON has signed on for the role of Lacy Doyle, owner and landlady of Heidi Hawthorne's apartment.
Although a fixture on British television since 1962 Judy exploded on the world scene with her starring turn as Pamela Dare opposite Sydney Poitier in the smash film To Sir, with Love. Other notable films include Doomwatch, Branigan, Goodbye Gemini, The Eagle Has Landed and Fear In The Night.
As far as TV, you name it and she has done it. From Gilmore Girls to Space:19999... from A-Team to Tales Of The Unexpected.
Along with Judy, 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"; Christopher Knight as Keith Williams aka Lobster Joe the host of Lobster Joe's Fishy Fun Show a staple of local Salem television; 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" at WIQZ - Salem's Rock Radio; Meg Foster as Margaret Morgan, the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem; Ernest Thomas, who will play Chip "Freakshow" McDonald, the station manager at Salem's #1 rock station; and Sheri Moon Zombie.
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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