The Lords of Salem
The Lords of Salem (2013)

From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood. The Lords of Salem tells the tale of Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a radio station DJ living in Salem,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 19, 2013
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2013
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Lords of Salem has lots of atmospheric portent, but it's unfortunately short on scares.

Drew Hunt
Chicago Reader

Polished and calculated, this is a nerve-shattering fright fest bolstered by immaculate technique.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

Movies by Rob Zombie, the goth rocker turned cult filmmaker, aren't for everybody. But he couldn't care less.

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Mark Juddery

[Rob] Zombie's most chilling movie so far, if not his most horrific.

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Ian Buckwalter
The Atlantic

It's a credit to Zombie's interest in growing as an artist that he's drawing from more mature inspirations here, but it's also part of why the movie doesn't work.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

Considerable care goes into establishing the premise, but the film eventually abandons psychological subtlety for hallucinatory garishness, which is too bad.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Lords of Salem may be a misfire, but it's an interesting one from an auteur with much to offer a genre that has devolved into a sodden mass of jump scares.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's all meant to be monstrous, unspeakable, blasphemous horror but it comes across more like a slightly dirty drawing, passed in seventh-grade religion class.

Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

"The Lords of Salem" will make you feel bad. But it's supposed to.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Tries desperately to shock and offend, and succeeds only in being brutally boring.

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Flixster Audience Score: 29% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
Great atmosphere and imagery. The scene in the kitchen made me jump. Salem is a great spooky setting. Not much seemed sacrified because Heidi had already… More
Markus Robinson
"The Lords of Salem" is the horror film equivalent of 101 minutes of foreplay with no payoff. And while I do appreciate the hyper-creepy and very… More
Cory Taylor
[Zero Stars] Rob Zombies' brand of atavistic, 70's-era throwbacks to the horror of yesteryear is an acquired taste. For as refreshingly old-school… More
Alex roy
Rob Zombie's first picture of original material since 2005's The Devil's Rejects is an average film that leaves a lot to be desired. After Zombie… More
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two stars
Everett Johnson
I love Rob Zombie's music, but his movies are very hit and miss. Mostly misses, and "Lords of Salem" is another one of those misses. Starring… More