Lords of Salem promises to be a 70's-style psychological horror film (with witches, curses, revenge! ) featuring grand, sweeping cinematography and slow building suspense. It's a welcome break from his aesthetic of hillbilly horror (hellbilly?)
Zombie has brought together a spectacularly packed cast of so many genre vets that many have had their scenes cut or diminished (hmm blu-ray director's cut for Halloween?) Lords of Salem is presenting itself as a strange beast .
Heidi DJs at the local radio station, and together with the two Hermans (Whitey and Munster) forms part of the ‘Big H Radio Team’. A mysterious wooden box containing a vinyl record arrives for Heidi, "a gift from the Lords". She assumes it's a rock band on a mission to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lords’ record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma. Later, Whitey plays the Lords’ record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with listeners. The arrival of another wooden box from the Lords presents the Big H team with free tickets, posters and records to host a gig in Salem. Soon Heidi and her cohorts find that the gig is far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting; the original Lords of Salem are returning, and they’re out for blood.