The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Friday, September 27, 2013

The Lords of Salem (2013)

Starring: Sherri Moon Zombie, Bruce Davidson, Ken Foree, Meg Foster, Judy Geeson, Jeff Daniel Phillips
Director: Rob Zombie

A radio personality at a Salem radio station receives a wooden box with a record in it. She plays the record over the air which seems to put several women in a trance. It turns out the record was sent by witches who are looking for revenge for past sins of the town.

My Take:
I'm not sure if an auteur divides horror fans more than Rob Zombie. If nothing else he makes a good looking and stylish film. But in this effort there is much more as he mostly opts away from the gore and violence and focuses on a slow burning, psychological tale that is drenched in the bizarre. Mostly, I think the film works and if not for the abrupt ending it would have rated higher. If you like moody horror with a great soundtrack then give it a watch.

Rating: In the middle

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