Rob Zombie announced today via his official Facebook that Jeff Daniel Phillips – best known as the annoying Caveman in the Geico commercials – has joined the cast of The Lords of Salem, which begins lensing this fall from the producing team behind Insidious and Paranormal Activity.
Phillips will play Herman “Whitey” Salvador, one third of “The Big H Team” at WIQZ – Salem’s Rock Radio. He was last seen as Howard Boggs’ bouncer at The Rabbit in Red and the unfortunate victim of a brutal Michael Myers head-crush in Halloween 2. Jeff also reappeared as the scene stealing Uncle Seymour Coffins in the same film. “I love that character. He makes people very angry. No really,” Zombie jokes.
Meg Foster was recently cast as “Margaret Morgan”, the leader of a secret coven of witches in Salem. Ernest Thomas will play Chip “Freakshow” McDonald, the station manager at Salem’s #1 rock station.
“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.”