The Kidd here...
Rob Zombie has been very hit or miss with me over the course of his short filmmaking career. THE DEVIL'S REJECTS is the only film of his catalog that really stands out to me, and some of the earlier parts of HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES have merit, but the rest of his first film really falls apart in the second half, and then there were those two HALLOWEEN debacles. I have no question that Zombie has a love and a passion for horror... it's just a matter of if he can shape that well enough to make more good feature films. He's shown promise... but after awhile, potential can only get you so far.
That brings us to his next film THE LORDS OF SALEM, which Zombie premiered up at Toronto earlier this year. I've heard mixed things about SALEM from those who managed to see it, so I'll have to wait to see where I come down on it later down the road, but at least from the look of the first trailer, it's safe to say Zombie has cobbled together a film that does look visually appealing.
This may be his best looking film as a director, but we'll have to see how the rest of it works, because there's not really much of a sense as to what the film is about from this early glimpse. In fact, the dialogue is absolute minimal that there's not much to take from this trailer except the eye candy.
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