Rob Zombie recently spoke to Artisan News about “The Lords Of Salem”, his sixth film as a writer and director and first all-out excursion into supernatural horror. You can now watch the chat below.
Although Zombie began shooting “The Lords Of Salem” earlier this year, he still has work to do. He wrote in an online posting last week, “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 MEGADETH tour 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 The Pulse Of Radio 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.”
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.