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The Lords of Salem [2013]

Plot Summary

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as the Lords announce they will be performing a concert in town and the typically carefree Heidi grows increasingly withdrawn, Matthias senses that the sins of the past may be returning to haunt Salem.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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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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552 Responses

  1. Horrible business move on the part of the distributors. Hope the blue ray takes off since all the hype will be gone by the time it’s released.

    April 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm

  2. 5
  3. Renee DeCamillis

    So, I hear that Rob said in a radio interview for people in “obscure states” to be patient if they want to see this film. My question: If this was only released in 3 states, are the remaining 47 states considered “obscure states?” This is bullshit!!! All this hype for the film, only to let down tons of fans who have been counting down the days until this film’s release (Like ME!!!). Rob, your distributors need to have more faith in the draw you have as a filmmaker and artist. Your distributors SUCK ASS!!!

    April 19, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    • I agree! NEXXXXTTTT! Fired !!! So many fans let down ! Smh

      April 19, 2013 at 2:25 pm

  4. 5
  5. Renee DeCamillis

    Has this film only been released in select theaters? I can’t find it listed at any of the local theaters here in Southern Maine & I am PISSED!!! I NEED to see this film. What’s going on?

    April 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    • Marie-jeanne

      I cannot find the in any theatres too…. in montreal !! :(

      April 19, 2013 at 3:09 pm

  6. 5
  7. Alyssa

    Is this movie really not going to be released through out the states? If so, why not? Kind of a disappointment. I was really looking forward to watching this.

    April 19, 2013 at 11:58 am

  8. 5
  9. Do you know if this is showing anywhere in MN? Or a release date on the Bluray/Dvd?

    April 19, 2013 at 6:58 am

    • jay

      Its beyond fu*ked up. It was a limited release in 3 states and to limited theatres. It’ll definition a full life/reality check for whom your family is and reside next to. It’ll be a movie you will wake up to thinking about for a good few months. To creep n mess with you. Till you die. I’m pissed I even went and will not be a further fan of any of his work. Its that f**led up.

      April 19, 2013 at 7:54 am

  10. 5
  11. ryan

    Fuckin bullshit limited release. Ur a dick rob.

    April 19, 2013 at 5:24 am

    • The distributors are in charge of the release not the filmmaker

      April 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

  12. 5
  13. i am really upset that this isnt coming to toronto!!!! i had tickets to see it when it was at film fest but couldnt make it and was really looking forward to tomorrow! this is bull shit! and very fustrating!

    April 19, 2013 at 4:45 am

  14. 5
  15. David Berardi

    What’s up with Canadian dates on showing this???

    April 19, 2013 at 4:12 am

  16. 5
  17. i love all your music and i play gutier

    April 18, 2013 at 7:34 pm

  18. 5
  19. jonathan harris

    just wondering if it’s coming to G.B.? or straight to D.V.D. for us? you have many fans over here here who follow your work.

    April 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

  20. 5
  21. Jason Deehr

    I live in Manhattan, KS. I hate that you won’t show your movie in more theaters. How can you make money, if you won’t show the movie. If you are gonna put it in select theaters, then make it available on iTunes for rent.

    April 18, 2013 at 3:57 pm

  22. 5
  23. Emily

    Guess I don’t get to see this movie.. Limited release is stupid. I was looking forward to going to see this movie in theater but….. Not in this lovely state of Iowa…

    April 18, 2013 at 2:11 pm

  24. 5
  25. jack

    So what’s the deal, limited release on the 19th but not for real fans only elite important social types? Figures the only big screen footage actual fans will get is with a concert ticket. Boo muthafuker,boo piss poor bullshit.guess we just gotta rent the bullshit off the b movie rack after a one day release, piss poor bs!

    April 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm

  26. 5
  27. Jessica Sittig

    I am Really upset this is not showing here in Louisiana or any where close to here. Does anyone know where it will be showing?

    April 18, 2013 at 1:04 pm

  28. 5
  29. KLL

    Daniel Sawh
    Yo I’m in Canada and I’m really pissed because I don’t think this film is being picked up by any movie theaters in Toronto Ontario, Are you for real, There was no issue brinnig in the other Rob Zombie films What the hell, I’m looking super forward to this and by not get my fix
    P.S. Rob Zombie your a great director and I love listing to your director commentary your so insightful and helpful

    Daniel – I’m in Calgary and it’s the same here! :( Was super looking forward to seeing RZ: TLOS this weekend, but now I have no idea on Canadian release dates. I’m eagerly awaiting ANY news! I AM going to see this movie!

    April 18, 2013 at 7:05 am

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