Interview: Director Rob Zombie on THE LORDS OF SALEM

Sheri Moon Zombie in THE LORDS OF SALEM | ©2013 Anchor Bay

In the new Rob Zombie directed horror film THE LORDS OF SALEM (which is in theaters now), Salem, MA radio d.j. Heidi, played by Zombie’s real-life wife Sheri Moon Zombie, is sent a record with a strange musical riff that is tied to the famed Salem witches, who seem to be reaching from beyond the grave to further their original goals. At a small press conference, Zombie talks about his new movie. On how he came up with the storyline for THE LORDS OF SALEM… “The storyline came to me about seven years ago,” says Zombie. “I was just reading […]Read On »

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CD Review: LOS ANGELES, 1937 (1,000 edition)

LOS ANGELES, 1937 soundtrack | ©2012 Perseverance Records

As Peter Best was to The Beatles, Phillip Lambro is to film scoring history, the musician who could have been a contender if only it was felt that he had the chops to accompany an iconic act. In Lambro’s case, that historically elusive prize was 1975’s CHINATOWN, whose soundtrack he’d labored on before director Roman Polanski and producer Robert Evans summarily tossed the score after a teen-filled test screening (a similar fate that happened to Gabriel Yared years later on “Troy”), leaving Jerry Goldsmith a scant ten days to whip out what’s arguably one of the greatest scores ever written […]Read On »

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Movie Review: CARNAGE

CARNAGE movie poster | ©2011 Sony Pictures Classics

Rating: R Stars: Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C. Reilly Writers: Yasmina Reza and Roman Polanski, based on Reza’s play GOD OF CARNAGE Director: Roman Polanski Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics Release Date: December 16, 2011 CARNAGE is adapted from Yasmina Reza’s stage play GOD OF CARNAGE, which has performed to hugely successful runs in London,New York and Los Angeles (among other cities). It’s easy to see how it could be funny, or at least funnier, on stage, where we can see how all four of the characters interact with each other at once, so that we’re always getting […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

AMERICAN HORROR STORY poster | © 2011 FX

Stars: Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Taissa Farmiga, Evan Peters, Frances Conroy, Denis O’Hare, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jamie Brewer Writers: Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Ryan Murphy Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Telecast: October 5, 2011 It’s difficult to do serialized straight-up horror on a weekly television series, which is probably why almost no one ever tries it. Before anyone cites, for example, THE X-FILES and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, let us remember that the former had as one of its mottos “I Want to Believe” and “Trust No […]Read On »

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