Conclusion: While I wasn’t as high on Lords Of Salem this time around, I do still find it to be an amusing film. I think its one that may fluctuate my interest with each viewing. It’s very watchable no matter your feelings on it. While I gave the film a mild recommend and a poor score to the extras, I’m going to bump up the overall rating based on the stellar presentation of the film and the strength of Zombie’s commentary.
Conclusion: Rob Zombie's 'Lords of Salem' is one of his best movies to date, and if you're not a fan of his previous gory films, you might take a liking to this one, as it relies on slow building suspense to scare you. The video and audio presentations are top notch, however the lone extra on the disc is a bit of a let down. Makes me wonder if there won't be a future bigger release for this with tons of extras.
Excerpt: No director working today understands horror like Rob Zombie, the musician turned auteur who, with The Lords of Salem , indisputably establishes himself as cinema's reigning prince of darkness. Zombie recognizes what his compatriots do not: that what truly frightens and lingers most aren't jolt scares, especially in this age of desensitized audiences, but rather, unforgettably terrifying imagery.
Conclusion: The Lords of Salem is a moody and visually and aurally enticing picture. It may not build up the finest story, but what it lacks in cohesion it gains in atmosphere and throwback style to a time when Horror films were truly horrific, unnerving, unsettling, and artfully made. This is arguably Zombie's most fascinating film to date, if not his best. The Lords of Salem 's Blu-ray release, courtesy of Anchor Bay, features superb video and audio.
Excerpt: Say this for Rob Zombie: He’s savvy enough to know that in the right context and at the right volume, The Velvet Underground’s “Venus In Furs” and “All Tomorrow’s Parties” can sound as Satanic as any black-metal song. The Lords Of Salem marks the writer-director’s return to low-budget indie filmmaking after his sporadically brilliant, mostly disappointing foray into mainstream horror with the Halloween franchise.
Summary: Jag tyckte tyvärr att filmen mestadels var tråkig. Men den hade sina scener som ändå var riktigt bra. Hela filmen igenom är otroligt snyggt producerad. Allt ifrån soundtracket till kameravinklarna är genomtänkta. Och jag älskar hur Rob Zombie slänger in många pop-kulturella referenser i både miljöerna såsom i dialogerna.
Pros: Filmen är otroligt snygg att titta på. Och den har vissa innovativa detaljer i cinematografin och ljudsättningen som jag gillade riktigt mycket.
Cons: Den är väldigt ojämn. Rob Zombie försöker sig på en typ utav genre som han delvis misslyckas med.