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Some clarification has come in with regard to Bruce Davison’s part in Rob Zombie’s upcoming The Lords of Salem, and along with that we have a bit of new casting news that’s sure to get the hearts of those of you who grew up in the late 60’s/early 70’s pumping overtime. Yes, that is indeed Peter Brady whom you see in the latest picture posted by Rob on his Facebook page!

But first things first. Here’s what Zombie had to say about Bruce joining the film:

I got some good news and I got some bad news. The bad news is that Bruce Dern has fallen out of THE LORDS OF SALEM due to a scheduling conflict. But fear not! We have some great news.. BRUCE DAVIDSON [sic] has jumped in to save the day and we all couldn’t be more thrilled!

Bruce is known to movie goers from his many appearances in everything from blockbuster’s like X-Men to Robert Altman’s Short Cuts and of course his rat-loving turn in the horror classic Willard. I personally first remember seeing Bruce on TV as Dean Torrence in the Jan and Dean bio pic Deadman’s Curve.

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Next he posted about his news cast member, the aforementioned Christopher Knight:

Pork chops and applesauce head to Salem! What the fuck does that mean? Of course it means Christopher Knight has joined our group. Chris plays Keith Williams aka Lobster Joe the host of Lobster Joe’s Fishy Fun Show a staple of local Salem television.

Chris has appeared in everything from Happy Days and Gunsmoke to The Bionic Woman and Chips. But we all know Chris best as Peter Brady from the legendary show THE BRADY BUNCH.

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Knight joins 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”; 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 (replacing Dern) 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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