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The Lords of Salem [2013]

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as the Lords announce they will be performing a concert in town and the typically carefree Heidi grows increasingly withdrawn, Matthias senses that the sins of the past may be returning to haunt Salem.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
STUDIO: Entertainment One
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.

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Movie Credits

(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
Patricia Quinn Megan
Ken Foree Herman Jackson
Dee Wallace Sonny
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
Julian Acosta Priest
Lisa Marie Priscilla
Brandon Cruz Ted
Gabriel Pimentel Amon
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)
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