I’m not a Rob Zombie fanboy by any means, but I can’t wait for The Lords of Salem, Zombie’s first original horror flick since The Devil’s Rejects. I know Halloween and Halloween II were written by him, but I mean original in the sense that these are new characters and films all the way around.
The Lords of Salem is about a group of executed 17th-century witches returning to present-day Salem to seek revenge. I hope we can anticipate a solid effort based solely on the filmmaker and subject matter. The filming doesn’t begin until early Spring 2012, guaranteeing this will feel like forever as I anxiously await the release date.
Producing TLOS is the team behind the Paranormal Activity movies. Before we throw the baby out with the bathwater, the films were professionally produced – the story just sucked. I don’t think Kubrick could have made Paranormal Activity any better. It just sucked at every turn.
I’ll keep my fingers crossed for The Lords of Salem.