Playboy interviews Zombie ahead of Lords of Salem release

Playboy interviews Rob Zombie

Playboy’s online website have scored an interview with Rob Zombie ahead of the release of his new movie The Lords of Salem in April (19). In this interview Rob talks about the cinematography of the film, the ‘vibe’ of the movie as well as a few other subjects outside of movie making. To read an excerpt of the interview and see how to read the full interview: 


by Vanessa Butler

What is there to say that hasn’t already been said about Rob Zombie? He’s the father of cult horror films such as House of 1000 CorpsesThe Devil’s Rejects and the Halloween reboot while still managing to continue his iconic music career. We had the chance to sit down with Zombie and chat about his latest venture, The Lords of Salem, and ended up talking about so much more. New album, new book and new film. Your fans must be losing their minds. Was your idea to always release all three of them closely together?

Zombie: That was always the plan, yes. Whether that was a good plan, I’m not sure, but it was always the plan. I had the pleasure of reading the book Lords of Salem over the weekend. Do you think you should read the book before going to see the film or vice versa?

Zombie: I’d say see the film first. They’re very, very different. The book is much more closely related to the original script; the movie changed quite a bit, so I would say see the film first. The film is what came first; the film is more important to me than the book, you know? The book is more important for the fanatics to read, but the film is what matters. I’m just going by the book because I wasn’t at TIFF last year, but I feel as if there was a major shift between this book and your past films. They have always had that skewed creep factor, but I felt as if this book was eerie in a more psychological sense, which really creeps me out. Is there something that prompted this change?

Zombie: That’s the vibe of the film also. I tried to make a very different movie. It’s a very slow sort of psychological film. I wouldn’t even know if I’d totally classify it as a horror movie, but I guess it is. It’s more of a psychological terror.

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