Empire Magazine caught up with Rob Zombie recently to get some information on his new movie The Lords Of Salem. They were able to get a better idea of the plot through the interview and what his future plans are.
This is what he said about The Lords of Salem “There were twenty people that everyone knows about – obviously all innocent – executed as witches in Salem,” explains Rob. “The basic premise of the film is that there were a further four who actually were witches, who were killed secretly, and vowed one day to return to wreak havoc on Salem’s descendants. That’s when the movie jumps ahead to the present day and things start to go wrong…”
Sounds very interesting. It’s nice to still see some original films being made. He is also still interested in making Tyrannosaurus Rex but will never do another remake which is why he backed away from The Blob. Here is what he had to say specifically: “You just can’t win. If it’s too similar to the original, everybody wonders what the point was, but if it’s too different, everybody complains that it’s… too different! I found especially with Halloween II that everyone talked about what it wasn’t and not what it was: ‘you can’t do that with Michael Myers; you can’t do that with Loomis…’ It’s like people have a set of rules in their minds about how these things should function, and you can’t work like that.”
I can understand his frustration. He is absolutely right after all. Generally people prefer his original films anyways so we shall see where he goes once production gets underway for his upcoming films.