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The Lords of Salem

Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, graphic nudity, language, and some drug use.

R In Theaters 04/19/2013 , 101min.
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58%
Viewer score based on 10 ratings
57%
Critic score based on 21 reviews

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October 12, 2013
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had high hopes
May 05, 2013
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Terribly disappointing!!! I was entertained beyond belief viewing Rob Zombie's previous movies, so I was almost overcome with anticipation awaiting this offering. There was no build-up, although I felt some ineffective effort was made at suspense, scariness, and gore. Dare I say \"Anticlimactic!\"
April 30, 2013
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lousy movie
April 27, 2013
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I was very excited to go watch a Rob Zombie movie...not what i was expecting... greatly disappointed :/ Not really scary and special effects were pretty bad :( soo sad
April 26, 2013
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This has to be the absolute worst film in the history of man. It is just plain aweful. It is slow and not scary at all. The acting by the star is stilted and poorly done. She couldn't act her way out of a paper bag. The pointless T&A is stupid. Its not even good T&A. The anti-catholic themes are cliche and just played out. Nothing original. I'd love to see Rob go after Islam and see what

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RogerEbert.com
A genuinely nasty and disturbing piece of work, but its cumulative nerve-shredding effect is not just the product of effective direction. Sheri Moon Zombie delivers her best serious dramatic performance yet (before marrying Zombie, she used to be a porn star). Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
Some of the imagery is memorable, in a twisted-horror kind of way. Zombie has no trouble scaring up atmosphere. But other scenes are ridiculous, unintentionally funny, particularly one he builds up to ominously, only to give us a silly payoff. Full Review
Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
The movie is eerily photographed (by Brandon Trost), but never suspenseful or scary, and eventually, events descend into goat-sacrificing silliness. Full Review
Eric Kohn
indieWIRE
Zombie's witches aren't as scary as the credible psychopaths he has portrayed before, but The Lords of Salem contains enough frenzied imagery in its climactic moments to make the spell linger. Full Review
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
The Lords of Salem is more creepily atmospheric than truly scary and eventually lapses into silliness. But it does provide some evocatively spooky moments along the way. Full Review

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