Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Rob Zombie on “The Lords of Salem” and filmmaking

Empire caught up with Rob Zombie and talked to him a little bit about his films.

The newest project, The Lords of Salem, will start filming in April and should be released (I'm guessing) in 2012. He also talks about other projects such as the aborted Blob remake, and one I'd like to see made, Tyrannosaurus Rex.


  1. I can't help but find myself looking forward to "Lords of Salem".

  2. Thanks to the link to the Rob Zombie EMPIRE interview, J.T.!

    As you may remember I’m a freak for Rob’s music, but I also think he’s a wicked talented film director as well! I’ve seen all his films and I’m surprised to read that his favorite film is The Devil’s Rejects, because this is his only film that contains no supernatural elements. It is essentially a crime drama, but it is also his most original film to date. I wish he hadn’t wasted his talents on remaking Halloween, (which didn’t need remaking) or making a sequel to it with Halloween II (which despite its many flaws still displayed technical skill).

    Lords of Salem sounds like an interesting, if not completely original concept. Does anyone remember the awful Witchouse DTV trilogy from the late 90’s/early 2000’s? I have faith that Rob will make of it something that John Carpenter or Wes Craven would have made in their heydays.

    Keep those Rob Zombie posts coming, J.T.!

  3. Nice to see Rob getting some horror movie love. The Halloween remake thing tends to overshadow everything else, but I found House of 1,000 Corpses a fun horror flick and Devil's Rejects to be freakin' incredible. On its own, without the baggage of being part of the Halloween franchise, the Director's Cut of H2 is actually a pretty good movie. I loved the idea of someone actually realistically exploring the impact on the survivors of a slasher's massacre. I understand why many fans didn't care for it, but I thought it was far better than the remake (or many of the previous sequels).

    I'm quite happy Rob is doing his own, original film again. Not being tied to any previously established franchise should help immensley