Musician turned director Rob Zombie has had a bit of trouble getting back to speed after directing the Halloween remake and its sequel. Most hated his take on the classic slasher, but I actually thought it was mostly a decent horror film that did no bad, but didn’t really do much good. The sequel is another conversation that I don’t really feel like having, because it’s simply Zombie inserting as much of his redneck style as possible into a hollow script with a bearded Myers.
Zombie is usually great with visuals though, especially when he’s not too focused on grit and grime. His most recent films often feel like extended music videos, which isn’t always a compliment, because the story usually gets the back seat treatment.
His latest film, The Lords of Salem, has received its first trailer and it actually looks like it could be really good. He’s not working on a remake, which means he’s going to be able to take things to the completely insane level. There’s a lot of disturbing imagery, all featuring his lovely wife Sheri Moon Zombie, but again there’s not much story revealed.
I’m secretly looking forward to this, because I hate coming to the realization that The Devil’s Rejects will forever remain his best film. He might never be able make it back to that level of intensity ever again, but I haven’t given up just yet.
The Lords of Salem opens sometime in 2013.
Watch the trailer below: