Rob Zombie is one of those directors where you know you're going to get something that is a little F*cked up and just plain bizarre. If you are a fan, of or at least familiar with, Rob Zombie, then you are aware of his more notable films House of 1000 Corpses (2003) and it's sequel The Devils Rejects (2005). Both films are either liked or loved by many horror fans and Rob Zombie has continued down his road of horror with the 2007 remake of John Carpenters Halloween and then putting his own spin on the 2009 sequel Halloween 2. It was back in 2012 when Rob Zombie released his most recent horror film called The Lords of Salem.
A radio DJ (Sheri Moon Zombie) in Salem, Mass., is plagued by nightmarish visions of vengeful witches after she plays a record by a mysterious group known only as "The Lords."
To say the least, the film was definitely a bizarre tale and very different from anything else I had seen.
If you are like me, then you were and still are on the fence with this film. Although it does have some beautiful cinematography and interesting concepts, it felt as though the story either A) wasn't executed properly, B) was too weak, or C) All of the above.
I say this because at some points in the film, I wasn't exactly sure what was happening. I had multiple questions by the end of the movie and I had to go to the trustworthy internet to tell me what the hell I had just watched.
I've even been tempted to read the book, which is sitting on my shelf as I type this, to see if it has any answers to offer, BUT maybe I won't have to read the book. Maybe I could just wait for a possible sequel!
On July 16th, Rob Zombie posted a picture of one of the characters from his newest horror film 31. In the comments a fan had asked if we'd be seeing a Lords of Salem 2. (See photo below).
Rob Zombie then went on to say:
actually Lords was the most successful film I've had on DVD so another could be done for sure.
Aside from the fact that the film had gotten negative reviews, currently standing at a 45% on RottenTomatoes, it's nice to see that Rob Zombie still looks at a sequel as a possibility. Rob has a different taste and a different style, as it's very obvious to those of us who have seen his films. And I greatly appreciate him for following his passion from music into the film industry.
I'd be open to a Lords of Salem 2 and I would hope that something good comes from it. Until then, we can only say that this is a potential sequel and not a confirmed one.
So what do all of you think?