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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as the Lords announce they will be performing a concert in town and the typically carefree Heidi grows increasingly withdrawn, Matthias senses that the sins of the past may be returning to haunt Salem.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. Lords Of Salem was playing in some theaters near me (Central NJ) when it first came out but not anymore, what gives?

    May 8, 2013 at 7:40 pm

  2. 5
  3. rdc

    Is there an Australian release

    May 8, 2013 at 3:43 am

  4. 5
  5. What happened to the contest to be in Rob’s next movie? I had a dream I was on set with Rob, Sherri & the crew! Sending my good joo joo to Rob! 25 year old TEXAS bad ass who can act & rock!!

    May 7, 2013 at 5:05 am

    • The Lords of Salem Facebook page announced they would giving the winners name in the next week. It will be posted here too when we get it

      May 9, 2013 at 12:02 pm

  6. 5
  7. i wanted to see it but in the movies it wasnt there……… so hwo was it???

    May 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm

  8. 5
  9. PSA

    I could not find it in theaters either. Had to go through a few issues before viewing it. That being said I do not know what to make of this movie. I will watch it again in case I missed anything.

    May 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm

  10. 5
  11. Thomas

    I just wanted to say this is a badass movie and I would love to see a sequel to this your wife is a great actor and I love the crew that u always use. I think you are a great producer and I will support all your movies you make and music. Please keep us informed about a sequel for this movie or a making of more. Your great fan Thomas

    May 5, 2013 at 10:19 pm

  12. 5
  13. Mikell

    My wife and I have been trying to find this film playing near us (south GA) since its theatrical debut, but of the 30+ locations within a two hour drive of our home, NOT ONE is showing Lords Of Salem. We started waiting for this movie to hit theaters years ago when Rob announced he was beginning work on it. We read the news, looked at all the stills and watched all the teasers and trailers… even the one shown live in concert! What’s the deal, man?!! I know Rob would have had it released in every theater possible, but I am so let down. That said, we are HUGE fans of House Of 1000 Corpses, Devil’s Rejects and Zombie’s vision of the Halloween franchise. They’re amongst our favorite films. Get LOS to a location near us!

    May 5, 2013 at 2:53 am

    • i cant even find it!!!! in erie pa it said it would be out but its not

      May 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm

  14. 5
  15. yeah. this is not a commercial movie. there’s only one theatre playing it here that i know of and i live in a pretty large city. this movie shows no compromise. at least i hope. can’t imagine how insane it was before if they did take out parts!

    if you like horror and you like rob’s work this one is worth seeking out.

    May 5, 2013 at 2:04 am

  16. 5
  17. Craig

    WTF where is this shit playin? Have searched for it!!! No one showing it?

    May 5, 2013 at 1:35 am

    • ik rite i cant even find it idk where it is i live in erie pa nd it said april 19 it would be out but its not im pissed

      May 6, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  18. 5
  19. amanda

    the movie isnt playing in martinsburg WV yet???? been waitin forever. april 19th was good while ago, when do i actually get to see it? i cant wait any longer !

    May 5, 2013 at 1:32 am

  20. 5
  21. barbi

    movie not playing in Maine yet why? closest place ironicly is Mass.

    May 4, 2013 at 11:55 pm

  22. 5
  23. Aaahhh Yeahaahhh-hhaaa !!!


    May 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm

  24. 5
  25. Cassandra

    It is on Amazon.com in us for sale 17used copies left it like $25. The dvd release date is in June.

    May 4, 2013 at 5:01 am

  26. 5
  27. Tennyson D. Reid

    This movie came out two weeks ago and they are not even showing it here in Tulsa or OKC or within 200 fucking miles from here. If I had the money to drive to where it was showing I would. I been taking care of my mother who came down with cancer. So far the hospital has charged us over $200,000 for medical expenses. But these lame ass politicians won’t show a good movie here in the state. Anyhow I met White Zombie when they were on tour here back in 1994. I still have your photo of the band and your autographs put up. Still a big fan even though these assholes don’t have the balls to play your movie here in Tulsa, OK. Keep up the good work!!!!

    May 4, 2013 at 4:34 am

  28. 5
  29. Jay And Angel

    yeah same here from atl ga to columbia sc its no where to be found . its a little bogus that we can see the previews on t.v. that are saying it’s in theaters but yet these slack ass bitches can’t play it. we own all the movie that you have produced and yet we got to wait until it hits the shelves if the that even happens the way it’s going

    May 3, 2013 at 11:45 pm

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