Rob Zombie has posted an update at his official website on the status of The Lords Of Salem, his sixth film as a writer and director and first all-out excursion into supernatural horror. Zombie began shooting the film earlier this year, with a late fall release expected, but wrote that he still has work to do. He posted, "For those of you wondering if The Lords Of Salem is finished, the answer is no. I had to take a break due to the Megadethtour and a few other things. I will be returning to work on the film in July to finish it up." Zombie recently wrapped a U.S. trek with Megadeth.
- Zombie posted four new photos from the film at the site to whet fans' appetites.
- He told us not long ago that he had some very specific ideas about the kind of horror movie he wanted to make this time: ["With a lot of the movies over the years that we thought were, you know, very scary -- The Exorcist or The Shining -- there was the time to let it play out. They just had a different pace, you know, it sucks people in. And that was one of the main things that I was thinking that I wanted this film to have, 'cause I think a lot of times now horror movies are getting so short and so choppy, you can't do that. And that's why I think a lot of people got so scared with Paranormal Activity, 'cause you fell into the rhythm of the movie, and then it started seeming real to you."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . real to you.)
- The movie, about a 300-year-old coven of witches seeking revenge on the modern-day town of Salem, marks Zombie's first collaboration with the producers of the Paranormal Activity franchise.
- Zombie has spent much of June in the studio working on a new album, his first since 2010's Hellbilly Deluxe 2. The new, yet-to-be-titled CD is set for a late 2012 release. Zombie said recently that he had "not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first Hellbilly Deluxe record almost 15 years ago" and promised a "dark, heavy, weird" record.
CHECK IT OUT: See photos from The Lords Of Salem at www.robzombie.com