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‘The Lords Of Salem’ Gets A Release Date And A Novelization!!

Anchor Bay Films will be releasing Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem on April 26th, 2013. This comes along with the news that the film will be receiving a novelization co-written by Zombie and B.K. Evenson that hits on March 12th, 2013 – just in time to spoil yourselves a month ahead of time like you did back in ’89 with the Batman novelization.

The book has a new, more detailed synopsis. “Heidi Hawthorne is a thirty-seven-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station-a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords. There is no other information. She decides to play it on the radio show as a joke, and the moment she does, horrible things begin to happen. The strange music awakens something evil in the town. Soon enough, terrifying murders begin to happen all around Heidi. Who are The Lords? What do they want?

Written and directed by Rob Zombie, The Lords of Salem stars Sheri Moon Zombie (House of 1,000 Corpses, Halloween) as well as Bruce Davison (X-Men), Jeff Daniel Phillips (Halloween 2), Ken Foree (Dawn of the Dead), Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Dee Wallace (E.T.) and Judy Geeson (To Sir, With Love).

Check out Brad’s review of the film along with Mike’s alternate opinion here. Head inside for the cover of the novel and the film’s trailer.



  • Zombie-Killa

    April 26. Is that a theatrical release or straight-to-video release? Limited theatrical release?

  • Aaron Emery

    A wide release would be awesome as I have no chance of seeing anything limited. I doubt it will happen though.

  • EvanDickson

    Theatrical. No word on how big but I’d assume medium-ish. 800 screens? Just a shot in the dark don’t hold me to it.

    • Zombie-Killa

      Lol. I won’t hold you to anything. At least I have a good idea about what I can expect, when April rolls around.

      Damn, I’ll probably have to wait for the DVD again, because for some odd reason my local theater never shows limited release horror films. I use the word odd, because instead they play sappy and mediocre independent dramas all the time. So annoying.

      • m-m-m-MONSTER_KILL

        I’ve got that same problem! Of course, the town I live in is full of douchey yuppies, so that’s probably why the theater here will show some shitty documentary or British indie-drama for 3 months in a row but only showed Dredd for like, a week, and never even bothered showing The Collection or Sinister.

  • djblack1313

    i’m looking forward to this. it won’t surprise me if it’s a VERY medium/limited release though.

  • kluv422

    Considering Anchor bay is distributing I’m going to guess EXTREMELY limited. I have yet to see an AB release go bigger than a few cities ever. To my knowledge they don’t even have the capability for a large or even moderate release theatrically.

  • kluv422

    My guess would be more along the lines of 10-30 theaters max in the US, as is more along the lines of Anchor Bay’s standard theatrical release standards

  • Joe-Banger

    One word people: Recession. The rich are taking advantage of the poor.

  • I’m actually interested in seeing this.

  • STRIK9

    I like all of zombie’s films.He is someone I can rely on in horror to always deliver the goods.He might not be the most original,but his shit is always entertaining.The storyline on this movie sounds wicked and the trailer looks great,so fuck it.

  • Jhanse3 (Jhanse29)

    I’m guessing the max screen amount would be 250. They have released films between 200-269 screens according to Boxoffice mojo like City Island, Solitary Man and Seeking Justice. This would be anough for most people living near a metro area to receive.

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