The Lords of Salem 
A Salem, MA, radio DJ receives a mysterious record that unleashes a diabolical force of evil in this slow-burn shocker written and directed by Rob Zombie, and produced by Paranormal Activity’s Oren Peli.
Back in 1696, Reverend Jonathan Hawthorne (Andrew Prine) condemned a coven of witches led by Margaret Morgan (Meg Foster) to death, burning them without remorse in the woods surrounding Salem.
Just over 300 years later, the small town has become a beacon for anyone interested in the supernatural. Heidi Hawthorne (Sheri Moon Zombie), Herman “Whitey” Salvador (Jeffrey Daniel Phillips) and Herman Jackson (Ken Foree) are the hosts of a popular Salem radio show with a playful occult slant.
One day, after interviewing noted author Francis Matthias (Bruce Davison) on the air, Heidi receives a package containing a record from a band named the Lords. The following day, when Heidi plays the record on the airwaves, a strange spell falls over the locals.
Later, as the Lords announce they will be performing a concert in town and the typically carefree Heidi grows increasingly withdrawn, Matthias senses that the sins of the past may be returning to haunt Salem. And he couldn’t be more right — something wicked has returned to this cursed town, and with each day that passes, Heidi slips ever deeper into its sinister grasp.
Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, and Sid Haig co-star.
Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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DIRECTED AND WRITTEN BY:Rob Zombie
PRODUCED BY:Jason Blum, Rob Zombie, Andy Gould, Oren Peri
STARRING: Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Ken Foree, Bruce Davison, Patricia Quinn, Dee Wallace, Judy Geeson, Meg Foster
MUSIC BY:John 5, Griffin Boice
DISTRIBUTED BY:Anchor Bay Films
RELEASE DATE:April 19, 2013
RUNNING TIME:101 minutes
MPAA:Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug use
Did you Know?
The screenplay had a subplot about a film named “Frankenstein and the Witchhunter”, a kind of Hammer films exploitation that the characters of Matthias and his wife attend thanks to free tickets from the radio station. Rob Zombie shot this “film-within-the-film” with Udo Kier, Camille Keaton and Clint Howard. But all the scenes related were deleted from the final cut.
(in credits order – information from IMDb)
|Sheri Moon Zombie||Heidi Hawthorne|
|Bruce Davison||Francis Matthias|
|Jeff Daniel Phillips||Herman ‘Whitey’ Salvador (as Jeffrey Daniel Phillips)|
|Judy Geeson||Lacy Doyle|
|Meg Foster||Margaret Morgan|
|Ken Foree||Herman Jackson|
|Maria Conchita Alonso||Alice Matthias|
|Richard Fancy||AJ Kennedy|
|Andrew Prine||Reverend Jonathan Hawthorne|
|Michael Berryman||Virgil Magnus|
|Sid Haig||Dean Magnus|
|Bonita Friedericy||Abigail Hennessey|
|Nancy Linehan Charles||Clovis Hales|
|Flo Lawrence||Sarah Easter|
|Brynn Horrocks||Mary Webster|
|Suzanne Voss||Elizabeth Jacobs|
|Susan Gray||Martha Bishop|
|Torsten Voges||Count Gorgann|
|Niko Posey||Cerina Hooten|
|John 5||Halvard The Guardian|
|Piggy D.||Butcher Olaf|
|Roger W. Morrissey||Beezlebub|
|Barbara Crampton||Virginia Cable|
|Michael Shamus Wiles||Jarrett Perkins|
|Dustin Quick||Masie Mather|
|James Messersmith||Drug Dealer|
|Troy||Troy (the dog)|