I think at this point it’s safe to say that I watch Rob Zombie’s movies because of The Devil’s Rejects. That film, for all of its terrible sleaziness, was really, really well made. You can argue the merits of its message, the idea of who the heroes are, but you can’t argue that Zombie had a vision and saw it through, executing it very, very well. That film bought him a lot of sway with me. Unfortunately, the two Halloween films between Rejects and Zombie’s latest film, The Lords of Salem, ate away a solid chunk of that good will, even though they were “mainstream” movies that probably had a lot of studio notes on their way to the final prints. Here’s where I stood as I popped The Lords of Salem into the DVD player: cautious confidence and hope in a director who seems to do better with original content.
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