Rob Zombie announced today via his official Facebook that Ernest Thomas has joined the cast of The Lords of Salem, which begins lensing this fall from the producing team behind Insidious and Paranormal Activity.
Thomas will play Chip “Freakshow” McDonald, station manager at Salem’s #1 rock station — WIQZ Salem Rocks.
Meg Foster was recently cast as “Margaret Morgan”, the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem.
“Of course everybody remembers Ernest as Raj on the hit 70s TV show ‘What’s Happening’!!,” exclaims Zombie. “More recently Ernest can be see on Chris Rock’s ‘Everybody Hates Chris’ and the Judd Apatow film ‘Funny People.’ ”
“The story is about a local DJ who mistakenly unleashes a hellish curse on the town. 300 years earlier on the very streets of Salem that the townspeople walk on today, innocent folks were rounded up from their homes, convicted of being witches and sentenced to death. The Lords of Salem ran the town with an iron fist, but four witches who were tortured and killed in secrecy vowed that one day they would be back for revenge.”