"Stupid Satanic Nightmares"
What You Need To Know:
THE LORDS OF SALEM tries to give the Hollywood treatment to what is, at bottom, a very stupid story. The movie descends into depraved, and ultimately ridiculous, storytelling and horrific, stupid images designed to shock. Worse, its witches and demons often use Christian imagery. Also, the witches blaspheme not only God and Jesus in the dialogue. They also blaspheme the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary. THE LORDS OF SALEM is a thoroughly abhorrent movie, with one of the most stupid endings ever designed for a horror movie.
(OOO, AbAbAb, C, B, LLL, VVV, SS, NNN, AA, DD, MMM) Very strong occult, satanic worldview with blasphemous Anti-Christian twists on Christian doctrine and symbols, including woman harassed by satanic witches is given an obscene demonic nightmare about a priest, who is (other than the nightmare) a positive character in the “reality” of the story, and Satan-worshipping witches make vile comments against God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the Virgin Mary, including overt denials of Jesus, though the witches clearly come across as evil but they seem all-powerful; 23 obscenities, one strong profanity, two light profanities; some very strong, bloody, scary violence includes man hit with frying pan several times until he’s dead (not fully on screen but blood shown later), masked demonic figures pull entrails from woman’s body in nightmarish vision, satanic “baby” born looks like a slimy squirming alien creature from the ALIEN movies, heroine stalked by witches and ape-type monster (that’s never seen up close) and alien-looking short creatures, heroine stands on top of dead and totally nude female bodies, it’s implied witches are burnt at the stake but the fire consuming their bodies isn’t really shown, some blood oozes underneath lead witch, implying that she’s being “pressed” to death; strong sexual content and allusions includes demonic characters give heroine a nightmarish vision of a priest turning evil and forcing her to give him oral sex but it’s an illusion and some crude comments; many shots of total full frontal female nudity (including shots of elderly witches with wrinkled skin), many shots of upper female nudity, and shots of rear female nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness in one scene, including drunken man decides to drive home (his two friends can walk home); smoking cigarettes and crack smoking in one scene; and, a curse is a major plot point, revenge, lying, deceit, man complains about his wife, and man says modern-day Wiccan witches are harmless.
THE LORDS OF SALEM is a 2013 horror movie by Rob Zombie that’s full of stupid satanic nightmares. It’s almost like a stupid, vile remake of ROSEMARY’S BABY, but the baby looks like something out of the ALIEN movies. The ending is so stupid that it’s ridiculous.
The movie’s story is about Heidi, a female rock deejay who’s the cursed descendent of a Christian pastor who executed a coven of six witches in 1696 in Salem, Mass. (the famous Salem Witch Trials actually took place in 1692, so this story is completely fictional). While being executed by Heidis’ ancestor, the evil witch cursed him and all his female descendents, plus the female descendents of his cohorts. Now, some local witches are secretly harassing Heidi in a plot to create a satanic baby and kill all the other female descendents of the people who executed the witches.
THE LORDS OF SALEM tries to give the Hollywood treatment to what is, at bottom, a very stupid story. The movie descends into depraved, and ultimately ridiculous, storytelling and horrific, stupid images designed to shock rather than develop a coherent story. Worse, the movie often uses Christian imagery in this nightmarish images. For example, instead of upside-down crosses, the movie combines regular crosses with its satanic nightmares. Also, the witches blaspheme not only God and Jesus in the dialogue. They also blaspheme the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary.
THE LORDS OF SALEM is a thoroughly abhorrent movie, with one of the most stupid endings ever designed for a horror movie.