And Now? Opening to a goat's sinister-looking eyes basked in fire glow and the chanting of some heinous looking old witches, the trailer hints at an old school troubling experience sure to rattle your nerves like Zombie's first two films, "House of 1000 Corpses" and the aforementioned "Devil's Rejects."
A melding of Zombie's heavy metal background and horror sensibilities, "Lords" centers on a radio station DJ (Zombie's wife Sheri Moon Zombie) tormented by nightmares and hallucinations involving a coven of Salem witches (and one sadistic-looking baby), after listening to a sinister sounding vinyl record sent to her office.
You wouldn't know any of that from watching the trailer, which relies solely on atmosphere conjured up via creepy imagery and lines like "the devil's child is inheriting the earth" and "there is a war raging in heaven," to sell you on Zombie's film. If doom and gloom is what you're seeking, then "Lords of Salem" looks to be the ticket. Anchor Bay opens the film April 26.