Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Future Of Film
The 100 Greatest Video Games
The Making Of The West Wing
Subscribe To Empire Today
Save money and get 12 issues for only £25
London Film Festival 2014
Our round-up of the galas, films and interviews
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
First Look At Dad's Amy
Don't Panic! Walmington-On-Sea's finest is here
New Trailer For Michelle Williams' Suite Française
Love in a controlled climate
Ben Wheatley Taps Luke Evans For Free Fire
'It’s a modern ‘70s movie. Muscular, tough and spare'
Warners Finding Female Director For Wonder Woman
Movie studio seeks F. Must have GSOH (Good Sense Of Helming)
Seth Rogen And More Head For Zeroville
James Franco's latest novel adaptation
Todd Solondz Returning To The Dollhouse
Wiener-Dog will revisit old friends
Podcast #134: Steve Carell, David Ayer
Shipping out
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 October 2014
Jennifer Jason Leigh Joins The Hateful Eight
She'll play Daisy Domergue
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Nebraska (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The King Of Marvin Gardens
Empire Star Rating
The Lords Of Salem (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Chernobyl Diaries (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Paranormal Activity (2009)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Rob Zombie Casts Lords Of Salem
Dern! Wallace! Foster! Drago!

07 October 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: RZ's Facebook

submit to reddit

Rob Zombie Casts Lords Of Salem

Slightly later than originally planned, Rob Zombie is finally about to get moving on his next horror opus The Lords of Salem. There have been copious casting announcements from the man himself over the last few days. Here's a brief roundup.

House of 1000 Corpses, The Devil's Rejects and the Halloweens all showed Zombie's penchant for casting recognisable genre faces and giving a shot in the arm to the careers of people - Sid Haig, Bill Moseley - who he wants to see more of. There's a similar principle at work here.

Dee Wallace (The Howling, ET, Cujo) is playing a self-help guru called Sonny. She worked with Rob before on the first of his Halloweens.

Veteran counter-culture character actor Bruce Dern, meanwhile, will be Francis Matthias, author of a book on the Salem Witch Trials that gets him into trouble.

Horror legend Billy Drago (he was also Frank Nitti, the guy Kevin Costner threw off the roof in The Untouchables) is Judge Samuel Mather, "a key player in the history of the Lords".

Meg Foster, who survived working with John Carpenter, Sam Peckinpah and Gary Busey (though not all at once), is Margaret Morgan, leader of a secret witch coven.

Ernest Thomas (Funny People, Everybody Hates Chris) is the manager at the radio station where the horror kicks off. 

Jeff Daniel Phillips, who was in Faster with The Rock, and appeared twice in Zombie's Halloween II, works for Thomas.

And Torsten Voges (also in Funny People, and one of the nihilists in The Big Lebowski) is Count Gorgann, "lead singer of the Norwegian death metal band Leviathan the Fleeing Serpent".

An eclectically left-field cast so far then, for a peculiar sounding story involving resurrected Salem witches and haunted records. Zombie is teasing a partial period-setting along with the modern-day viscera, and promised Empire earlier this year that The Lords of Salem will be "the bleakest of all my films." The plan was originally to shoot in the spring and edit in the winter, but the production, under the aegis of Oren Peli's Haunted Films, will now get underway later this month.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Two Terrifying J. Edgar Posters
DiCaprio gets snarly for Eastwood
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Your Comments

RE:
Rob Zombie is a sub hack director without an original idea in his dome. I predict a one or two star movie... More

Posted by Sutty at 11:04 on 09 October 2011 | Report This Post

Pervious comment doesn't seem coherent due to words missing from middle of sentence. Actual sentence reads "successful .." More

Posted by CrazyLee at 17:30 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

How does Mr. Zombie keep getting work? Perhaps it has something to do with his track record of successful which have garnered him worldwide recognition. Or maybe it's because he is one of the few remaining maverick filmmakers of our day. Bring on Lords of Salem. More

Posted by CrazyLee at 17:25 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

zombie films
i have loved all zombie's horror movies (halloween 1 and 2,house of a thousand corpses and the devils rejects).i look forward to his latest.i think his films have a very dark undertone to them. More

Posted by revanmalak at 11:08 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

How does this guy keeps getting work?
At least Uwe Boll KNOWS his work is rubbish. More

Posted by loafroaster at 10:09 on 07 October 2011 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast: David Ayer Talks Fury
Plus Steve Carell talks Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Trailer Reaction
We dive under the hood of Whedon's sequel teaser

10 Of The Most Impressive In-Universe Movie Tie-In Websites
From Blair Witch to Days Of Future Past, expand your cinematic horizons online

The 12 Apps Every Film Fan Needs On Their Smartphone
The handheld essentials to enhance your movie life

Empire Meets Jason Bateman And Tina Fey
The stars of This Is Where I Leave You hang out

The Scariest Film Of The Year? Jennifer Kent On The Babadook
The director talks us through her terrifying new film

10 Horror Spin-Offs We Want To See
After Annabelle, what other supporting characters deserve their own film?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)