Rob Zombie is one of those fascinating cases of a director who has yet to make a good movie, yet is allowed to continue doing making films because he has a specific fanbase that allows his films to be profitable.
So far in his cinematic career, he’s brought us such terrible films as House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween (a remake of the 1978 masterpiece), and Halloween II (a direct sequel to his remake). Now he returns with his latest project, The Lords of Salem.
Thanks to Deadline, we have the first teaser for the film in good quality (this teaser has actually been available in bootleg form for at least the past few months). It certainly looks like a really interesting movie, and as usual, I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt, but I’m not about to hold my breath that Zombie will finally deliver something worth seeing.
Then again, he could surprise everyone by delivering a horror film that actually does what the best horror films do: unsettle, engage and entertain. The production design shown in the trailer makes it look like he’s stepping up his game a bit, but that says nothing as to how good the story, which has “Sheri Moon Zombie play[ing] a radio DJ in Salem whose playing of a sinister heavy metal tune awakens a coven of nasty 17th century witches,” will be.
The film was picked up by Anchor Bay for $2 million earlier this year at the Toronto International Film Festival where it premiered and the plan is to release it into theaters next spring.
Check out the teaser below and let us know what you think in the comments.