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Lords of Salem

Rob Zombie brings his macabre vision to this tale of a radio DJ named Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie) who receives a record addressed from "The Lords". Listening to the album brings back strange memories of her traumatic past, along with grave fears for the future.

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Sexual Content: --
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Drugs/Alcohol: --
Release Date: 19 Apr 2013
Run Time: 101
MPAA Rating: R

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In-Depth Review

Release Date: 19 April 2013 (Limited)

Because we usuaully only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis: Rob Zombie brings his macabre vision to this tale of a radio DJ named Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie) who receives a record addressed from “The Lords”. Listening to the album brings back strange memories of her traumatic past, along with grave fears for the future.

Content Details: Beyond the Movie Ratings...

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:

Violence:

- Frequent portrayals of weapons violence, most in a disturbing fantasy context, with blood, suffering and wound detail shown.

Sexual Content:

- Portrayal of sexual assault, with no nudity but some detail shown.

- Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity (male genital nudity and some detail is shown).

- Frequent female frontal nudity in a non-sexual context.

Language:

- Frequent use of the sexual expletive, sometimes in a sexual context.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity and vulgar expressions.

Alcohol / Drug Use:

- Infrequent portrayals of illegal drug use (shown in some detail).

Discussion Ideas: Talk About the Movie...

Rob Zombie began his career as a musician. Sheri Moon Zombie, who plays Heidi, is his wife.

Video alternatives

Rob Zombie also directed the R-rated remakes of Halloween in 2007 and Halloween II in 2009.

If you are looking for some fright factor with out all the gore, violence, and women in desperate situations, try Rear Window, The Others or The Arrival.

Home Video Notes

Lords of Salem releases to home video on September 3, 2013.

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