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Title: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: crackers on April 25, 2013, 05:10:18 PM
I know a lot of you are not big Rob Zombie movie fans, but personally I loved House of a 1000 Corpses and Devils Rejects, but this one was a bit of a let down. Some bits were good and visually was great. On a whole though, it was a little disappointing.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: Rev. Powell on April 25, 2013, 05:26:31 PM
Yeah, I gave it 2.5 stars (out of 5). The middle is a mess of false-alarm dream sequences that don't advance the plot. I thought it improved by the end, though.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: crackers on April 25, 2013, 05:36:44 PM
Yeah, I cant disagree with that, but it did at point seem like he had just thrown The Ring, Rosemary's Baby and Hocus Pocus together. Is that too harsh?


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 01, 2013, 06:50:02 PM
I like Zombie's films, but this is one I'm waiting til it's on dvd. I'm curious as to his next film, a hockey movie about The Broad Street Bullies.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: Criswell on May 01, 2013, 07:48:43 PM
The middle is a mess of false-alarm dream sequences that don't advance the plot.

I didn't see it, but isn't that pretty much what happens in Halloween 2?


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: Rev. Powell on May 01, 2013, 08:18:29 PM
The middle is a mess of false-alarm dream sequences that don't advance the plot.

I didn't see it, but isn't that pretty much what happens in Halloween 2?

No idea, I didn't see Zombie's H2.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: crackers on May 02, 2013, 03:53:06 AM
The middle is a mess of false-alarm dream sequences that don't advance the plot.

I didn't see it, but isn't that pretty much what happens in Halloween 2?

No idea, I didn't see Zombie's H2.

Me neither.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 02, 2013, 10:42:35 AM
Yes. A few dream sequences in H2.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: Criswell on May 02, 2013, 12:46:04 PM
That's what I thought just from what I heard about it when it came out.

I know Rob Zombie isn't a great director, but I get the feeling he could be pretty good. I don't know how though. He's getting inspiration from the right places though.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: HappyGilmore on May 02, 2013, 03:32:49 PM
I felt his first three films were great, improving on each outing. It seemed he regressed a bit on Halloween 2. Definitely not great, but has improved and could be quite good if he possibly made it his main career instead of a side job.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: RCMerchant on May 02, 2013, 04:02:46 PM
I'll see it-when it comes on cable tv. I like Zombie-loved the DEVILS REJECTS. Did it at least have good music?  :question:


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: Criswell on May 02, 2013, 05:04:52 PM
Okay let me put it this way.

If Rob Zombie made "Werewolf Women of the S.S." into a feature length film it might be the best thing he's done. That's what I mean when I say he has potential.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: crackers on May 03, 2013, 07:36:35 AM
Okay let me put it this way.

If Rob Zombie made "Werewolf Women of the S.S." into a feature length film it might be the best thing he's done. That's what I mean when I say he has potential.

I really want this to happen. I think it would be brilliant.

The music in Lords is ok. I like the tune that plays from the record. John 5 did the score.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: RCMerchant on May 03, 2013, 07:49:36 AM
Okay let me put it this way.

If Rob Zombie made "Werewolf Women of the S.S." into a feature length film it might be the best thing he's done. That's what I mean when I say he has potential.

I really want this to happen. I think it would be brilliant.

The music in Lords is ok. I like the tune that plays from the record. John 5 did the score.

Yeah-he'll never be a Kubrick-or even a Tarintino-but he could make some great B-movies,I'll reckon!


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: akiratubo on May 03, 2013, 09:49:34 AM
Rob Zombie?  I can safely skip this one.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: crackers on May 04, 2013, 03:48:13 PM
Okay let me put it this way.

If Rob Zombie made "Werewolf Women of the S.S." into a feature length film it might be the best thing he's done. That's what I mean when I say he has potential.

I really want this to happen. I think it would be brilliant.

The music in Lords is ok. I like the tune that plays from the record. John 5 did the score.

Yeah-he'll never be a Kubrick-or even a Tarintino-but he could make some great B-movies,I'll reckon!

I agree. I think he could do a great b-movie.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: fulci420 on May 09, 2013, 01:20:12 PM
I will definitely echo what a lot of people are saying about this being pretty much a mess. By no means is this a great film but going in reading mostly terrible reviews I find that it's not the complete disaster some make it out to be.
Pros
-This movie looks fantastic for such a low budget, one cannot deny the obvious craft that went into making this.
-Horror fans will get to see not only a slew of familiar faces from the past, but tons of nods to some of the great horror films that inspired zombie. Nods to movies like The Beyond, The Shining and Suspiria are interspersed throughout. 
-In a time when so many horror movies are generic this film is clearly not.
-Some nice music touches.
Cons
-Lens flares in almost every scene does not equal scary.
-How many times do we really need to see a slow zoom down the same hallway?
-Horrible dialogue that seems to confuse being vulgar with being clever or funny.
-I don't have a problem with directors putting their wives in movies if they can act but Sherri moon is no actress. She has to anchor this whole movie and that's definitely a problem. Also dreadlocks are not a good look for a 40 year old woman. 
-It's kind of dull.
-The witches were never scary.
-You should just watch suspiria again instead.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: RCMerchant on May 09, 2013, 03:20:24 PM
I like Sheri Moon Zombie! Of course I like to eat snapping turtle. Wont catch me eating snails. I eat frog legs. I'll never eat tripe.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: RCMerchant on May 09, 2013, 03:26:40 PM
Rob Zombie is hit or miss-kinda like John Carpenter.And I kinda gave up on Wes Craven and George Romero.They continue to fall back on old s**t. Zombies are passe. And Craven-gimme a break. I dont know where the future of horror is-but not with any of these usta be great but suck now hacks. We need fresh blood.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: crackers on May 10, 2013, 05:08:14 AM
I will definitely echo what a lot of people are saying about this being pretty much a mess. By no means is this a great film but going in reading mostly terrible reviews I find that it's not the complete disaster some make it out to be.
Pros
-This movie looks fantastic for such a low budget, one cannot deny the obvious craft that went into making this.
-Horror fans will get to see not only a slew of familiar faces from the past, but tons of nods to some of the great horror films that inspired zombie. Nods to movies like The Beyond, The Shining and Suspiria are interspersed throughout. 
-In a time when so many horror movies are generic this film is clearly not.
-Some nice music touches.
Cons
-Lens flares in almost every scene does not equal scary.
-How many times do we really need to see a slow zoom down the same hallway?
-Horrible dialogue that seems to confuse being vulgar with being clever or funny.
-I don't have a problem with directors putting their wives in movies if they can act but Sherri moon is no actress. She has to anchor this whole movie and that's definitely a problem. Also dreadlocks are not a good look for a 40 year old woman. 
-It's kind of dull.
-The witches were never scary.
-You should just watch suspiria again instead.

I agree with most if not all of the above. I like Sherri Moon In his other films, but I don't think she is a lead and i really dislike the dreadlocks.


Title: Re: The Lords Of Salem
Post by: claws on May 10, 2013, 07:06:25 AM
Rob posted a few videos of the movie on Facebook and the one I watched (walking the goat) was pretty bad. Still want to see the movie but I'll wait for the Blu-ray release.