Rocker/director Rob Zombie is set to roll camera this spring on his new frightener Lords of Salem. Set in modern day Salem, Massachusetts, the film follows a 300-year-old coven of witches as they wreak havoc on the townsfolk.
Oren Peli, Jason Blum, and Steven Schneider—the team behind Paranormal Activity and Insidious—will produce through their company Haunted Films. No word yet on who will star in the film, but my knack for the obvious tells me to expect an appearance from Zombie’s old lady Sheri Moon (pictured above).
Zombie first made his foray into movie making in 2003 with the white-trash family horror show House of a 1000 Corpses. A sequel, The Devil’s Rejects, followed in ‘05. Unlike his much maligned Halloween 1 & 2 remakes, both films have achieved cult status.
Visually, I find Zombie’s directing style absolutely compelling. His stories and dialogue? Not so much. And, what’s with the ongoing white trash angle in every damn film? If the Lords of Salem turn out to be hillbillies in pointy hats, I’m gonna burn my White Zombie catalog.