Fantasy and witchcraft in Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem

Before you see Robert Eggers’ The Witch, take a hallucinatory trip through this 2012 cult horror.

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Adam Cook

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Director Rob Zombie incorporates iconic cinematic imagery from George Méliès’ 1902 film A Trip to the Moon in his maddening trip of a horror film, The Lords of Salem. Protagonist Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a former addict currently under the spell of witches, enters a hallucinatory state between reality and fantasy.

Published 10 Mar 2016

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