Play It Backwards, Full Plot Synopsis ‘The Lords of Salem’!

More Cannes awesomeness this morning as IM Global has released the entire plot crunch for Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, and it sounds 1980′s awesome.

Heidi, a blonde rock chick, DJs at a 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.

Zombie’s pic, produced by the Insidious and Paranormal Activity team, reminds me of John Fasano’s 1988 Black Roses and Charles Martin Smith’s 1986 Trick or Treat. At least now Zombie has an excuse for idiotic cameos.