Rob Zombie has usheredThe Lords of Salem into select theaters today. No, it’s not a sequel. And no, it’s not a remake. The film is purely a “Zombie original” – something that echoes his macabre aesthetic, but is filtered through a style that is decidely different from his previous original works like House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects. The Lords of Salem is like something cold, vicious and black slowly sliding down your back. And its influences are everywhere (from Kubrick to Fulci), but it definitely still has Zombie’s fingerprints all over it.
In anticipation of its release, Shock sat down one-on-one with Zombie to talk about this change of pace, putting his wife – Sheri – in the lead role, working with Meg Foster and more. You can check out the interview here.