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TIFF 2012: New Lords of Salem One-Sheet Proves Even Mummified Priests Get the Blues





With yesterday's announcement that Rob Zombie's new film The Lords of Salem will be premiering this September as part of the Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness program, we showed you two new stills. Now we have a new poster for you to dig on!

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.

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.

Synopsis
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.

TIFF 2012: New Lords of Salem One-Sheet Proves Even Mummified Priests Get the Blues

TIFF 2012: New Lords of Salem One-Sheet Proves Even Mummified Priests Get the Blues

TIFF 2012: New Lords of Salem One-Sheet Proves Even Mummified Priests Get the Blues

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Terminal's picture

I'm really very skeptical on this. I hope it's not more Sheri Moon fetishizing and Zombie imitating Tobe Hooper and more interesting chaotic storytelling he demonstrated in "The Devil's Rejects." I'll wait for a trailer before making a judgement.


Submitted by Terminal on Thu, 08/02/2012 - 12:04am.
James Coker's picture

still looking forward to this one. but have a strong feeling we wont see it till mid to late 2013, when rob isnt pushed by the studio to finish a movie he really takes his time with the editing


Submitted by James Coker on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 6:41pm.

I guess you missed the part where the movie will be premiering at TIFF, which means somewhere between the 6th and the 16th?

Did you think they were going to be screening rushes?


Submitted by G.D. on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 10:23pm.

Thats awesome.


Submitted by JB Demented on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 4:28pm.

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