21st Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 18-28, 2024

12th CUFF.Docs Documentary Film Festival

November 2024

The Lords of Salem

USA/ UK/ Canada, 2012 : Alberta Premiere
Archives 2013
In Cinema Globe Cinema
Sat, Apr 20 11:45 PM


Chaos and carnage are vividly vicious in Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem. Heidi, a blonde rock chick, 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.

Toronto International Film Festival 2012
SXSW Film Festival 2013

press for The Lords of Salem

"If you’re into some weird shit - The Lords of Salem is not one you can afford to miss."
- Joblo
"This is satanic horror done right, carefully twisting the knife until the big finale without sacrificing scares along the way."
- Fangoria

screened with a short film



Canada, 2012, 5 min, Director Steve Kostanski



101 Minutes


Rob Zombie

Rob Zombie, Oren Peli, Jason Blum, Andy Gould

Bruce Davison, Sheri Moon Zombie, Jeff Daniel Phillips