From the mind of Rob Zombie, The Lords of Salem is a chilling tale of horror set in modern-day Salem, Massachusetts. When radio station DJ Heidi Hawthorne (Sheri Moon Zombie) receives a strange wooden box containing a record that’s a gift from The Lords, the bizarre sounds within the grooves trigger flashbacks of the town’s violent past that lead Heidi to question whether she’s going mad.
During this recent exclusive interview with Collider, Rob Zombie talked about how this idea came about, the adjustments he had to make to allow for the low budget, having new script pages for the actors on a daily basis, whether record executives or music producers are more difficult to deal with, how challenging special effects can be, that he’s intentionally tried to keep as much of the film a secret as possible, how the companion book is essentially the original script that they didn’t get to make, and how he determines what works and what doesn’t for the final cut of his films. He also talked about being soured on directing episode television again, that he’ll be heading out on tour for his new album, Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, in June, and how his next film, Broad Street Bullies, is a true life hockey story. Check out what he had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.