Rob Zombie may be a reckless, devil-may-care rock and roller who likes to yell “Yeah” in all of his songs, but beyond that, the dude is also something of an accomplished director.
Rob will be back in the director’s chair this spring for “The Lords of Salem,” reports the Los Angeles Times. The film was written by Zombie, and is set in contemporary Salem, where the inhabitants receive a demonic visit from a 300-year old coven of witches.
This film’s been in the works for some time and I dig the premise. This will be Rob’s first foray with the supernatural genre, after four successive horror flicks.
Rob Zombie told Billboard that the story came from his own youth, growing up in Massachusetts. “The Salem witch trials and all that was always very prevalent,” he said. “Even when I was a little kid, you take a school field trip and go to Salem to the witch museums and watch re-enactments of the witch trials. I always found it fascinating.”
Of course, Rob’s previous films include 2003’s “House Of 1000 Corpses,” 2005‘s “The Devil’s Rejects,” 2007’s “Halloween,” and 2009’s sequel, “Halloween II.”