Rob Zombie Unveils Teaser Trailer for ‘The Lords of Salem’ Movie
Musician and director Rob Zombie recently premiered his latest movie 'The Lords of Salem' at the Toronto Film Festival. It generated quite a buzz and a bidding war for the right to distribute the horror flick. Anchor Bay paid a cool $2 million to distribute 'The Lords of Salem,' and now Zombie has unveiled a teaser trailer for the movie, which is set for a 2013 release.
Zombie recently spoke to Loudwire Radio about 'The Lords of Salem,' which was spawned several years ago when he was in Massachusetts for a wedding. He was in the hotel lobby and bought a book about the Salem Witch Trials to read and kill some time.
"It just got me thinking about it and I just came up with this idea for the Salem, a very rough idea," Zombie recalls. "And I kind of jotted down a few notes and forgot all about it. And then, about seven years later, the opportunity came up to make a film but, the only stipulation was — I mean, the budget was the first stipulation but, they just wanted something with a supernatural edge and I remembered this idea and that’s how I sort of dug it out of mothballs and brought it out and started working on it."
The plot of the movie revolves around some radio DJs (one who is played by Zombie's wife Sheri Moon Zombie) that play a heavy metal song on the air that arrived in a mysterious box. They end up unleashing a coven of 17th century witches. Zombie's bandmate John 5 composed the music for the movie.
Zombie is currently in the midst of the Twins of Evil tour with Marilyn Manson. The U.S. leg of the tour wraps up, appropriately enough, on Halloween. As far as the next Rob Zombie studio album, he also told Loudwire Radio it is finished and should be released sometime after Christmas.
Watch the Teaser Trailer for 'The Lords of Salem'