Review – The Lords of Salem by Rob Zombie and B.K. Evenson


The Lords of Salem

By Rob Zombie and B.K. Evenson

SummaryHeidi Hawthorne is a thirty-seven-year-old FM radio DJ and a recovering drug addict. Struggling with her newfound sobriety and creeping depression, Heidi suddenly receives an anonymous gift at the station-a mysteriously shaped wooden box branded with a strange symbol. Inside the box is a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as The Lords. There is no other information.

She decides to play it on the radio show as a joke, and the moment she does, horrible things begin to happen. The strange music awakens something evil in the town. Soon enough, terrifying murders begin to happen all around Heidi. Who are The Lords? What do they want?

As old bloodlines are awakened and the bodies start to pile up, only one thing seems certain: all hell is about to break loose.

Source: I purchased a paperback

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Lords of Salem was a horror novel about the early Salem witches and the present day descendant of one of the people who hunted the last witches, Heidi Hawthorne. She was a radio DJ and recovering addict, but strange things began to happen to her after a group called The Lords interviewed at her radio station. 

In typical Rob Zombie fashion, the story was really weird and creepy.  I vaguely remember that I did actually see the movie and thought the same thing. I enjoyed the story, but I felt like it wasn’t meant to be a book. It missed a lot of the character development that I don’t think movies/screenplays capture the same way. 

For a creepy fall book that is easy to read and twisted in the way that most Rob Zombie films are creepy and twisted, it’s a great book. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t my favorite horror read and it was lacking in the details and descriptions.

Star 3



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