Last Friday, we here at Backwoods Horror mentioned that Rob Zombie would debut a teaser trailer for his recently completed LORDS OF SALEM at the double header show he did with Megadeth at New Jersey’s PNC Bank Arts Center. He didn’t disappoint as, before a performance of Dragula, the teaser played out on a huge screen onstage. Thankfully, we live in 2012, the distant future, where everyone has video capability integrated into their phones. That means that shortly after the concert, shaky, blurry footage was uploaded to YouTube for those of us unlucky enough to attend. Unfortunately, as the teaser is a bit blurry, and seems like images cobbled together out of context, it’s difficult to gauge what I think about it. So far, it looks as though it may be very interesting. With any luck, LORDS OF SALEM will be a return to form for Zombie after being stuck in remake hell for the past few years. I was incredibly impressed with THE DEVIL’S REJECTS, and hope to be equally impressed with another original work. Fingers crossed.

Sheri Moon plays Heidi, a DJ at a local radio station, who, 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 of the Lords. She assumes it’s a rock band on a mission to spread to spread their word. As Heidi and Whitey play the Lord’s record, it starts to play backwards, and Heidi experiences a flashback to a past trauma.

Later, White plays the Lord’s record, dubbing them the Lords of Salem, and to his surprise, the record plays normally and is a massive hit with his 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 are far from the rock spectacle they’re expecting. The original Lords or Salem are returning and they’re out for blood.

300 years earlier on the very streets of Salem that the townspeople walk on today, innocent folk 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.

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