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10 thoughts on “The Lords of Salem

  1. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    I ve been looking forward to reading this book for ages and I must say, it absolutely does not disappoint In fact, it s probably one of the, if not THE best horror book I ve read yet this year It takes a lot to make me uncomfortable and I have a very strong stomach when it comes to violence and gore but this book takes it to a whole new level There were a couple passages where I actually had to stop and collect myself because I felt sick to my stomach In the best way possible of course I ve I ve been looking forward to reading this book for ages and I must say, it absolutely does not disappoint In fact, it s probably one of the, if not THE best horror book I ve read yet this year It takes a lot to make me uncomfortable and I have a very strong stomach when it comes to violence and gore but this book takes it to a whole new level There were a couple passages where I actually had to stop and collect myself because I felt sick to my stomach In the best way possible of course I ve heard the movie isn t so great I haven t watched it so I can t say but don t let that deter you from reading this if you re a horror fan Read it and you ll love it, I swear


  2. Kayleigh Sparrow Kayleigh Sparrow says:

    Update I watched the film and thought it was awful Don t let it put you off reading the book there two different things I love Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon and House of a thousand corpses but L.O.S was just terrible Bad film, awesome book I really don t understand why this book has got such bad reviews, I loved it It is what I ve been searching for, for a while now a story about evil witches Not the friendly misunderstood teenage girl witches that they all seem to be in every book I ve looked Update I watched the film and thought it was awful Don t let it put you off reading the book there two different things I love Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon and House of a thousand corpses but L.O.S was just terrible Bad film, awesome book I really don t understand why this book has got such bad reviews, I loved it It is what I ve been searching for, for a while now a story about evil witches Not the friendly misunderstood teenage girl witches that they all seem to be in every book I ve looked at No these are the totally crazy, dancing around a fire covered in blood kind I will say that I haven t seen the film yet it s on order and the book got here first, so I can t compare the two yet But all the reviews I have seen for the book are really bad A lot of them saying that it didn t make sense and that there were a lot of things that just happened for the sake of adding gore I m so glad that I just got the book anyway because I was drawn into this from page one I wasn t at any point board or confused it all made sense And yes it was bloody but that s what I wanted, wouldn t be Rob Zombie otherwise The book was very twisted and really did creep me out a few times It has stuck in my head to the point where I m having some pretty strange dreams now, which shows that some of the messed up things that happen in that book really where unsettling Really, really loved this book I will post an update after I ve seen the film, but for some reason I really don t think it s going to be as good as the book I think it got into my headreading and imaging these things myself rather than seeing them


  3. Tommy Tommy says:

    I love Rob Zombie s films, and I m sure I ll like the movie of this story, but as far as the novel goes Ugh I love all of the elements present, such as Salem witch hunters and witches, scary Satanic rituals, mysterious figures in supposedly vacant rooms, a haunted protagonist struggling to stay on the straight and narrow, hidden messages, etc But the execution was pretty poor It s like he took his screenplay, or notes for his screenplay, and very hastily slapped it all together in vaguely I love Rob Zombie s films, and I m sure I ll like the movie of this story, but as far as the novel goes Ugh I love all of the elements present, such as Salem witch hunters and witches, scary Satanic rituals, mysterious figures in supposedly vacant rooms, a haunted protagonist struggling to stay on the straight and narrow, hidden messages, etc But the execution was pretty poor It s like he took his screenplay, or notes for his screenplay, and very hastily slapped it all together in vaguely narrative format There were abundant repetitive word choices, and lots of clunky phrasing There were some great set pieces described, and I could tell some of it would make some great freaky movie scenes, but as a novel it lacked the depth of character and story development to have the impact it should have Despite all the violence and monsters and horrific visions, at the end I just kind of went, Eh I was very disappointed because I WANTED it to be the same kind of disposable fun as watching a slasher flick, it s not like I was expecting a lot Hmph


  4. Kellie Ann Kellie Ann says:

    I just wanted to start this review by saying I LOVE ROB ZOMBIE However, i was very skeptical about reading this book after i read some of the reviews, but i just couldn t help myself I absolutely loved this book Though the beginning started a little slow it morphed into one of the goriest, creepiest, and darkest books i have ever read The main character Heidi was very likable and her past with her addiction as well as her struggle with her recovery was very easy to relate with Even the su I just wanted to start this review by saying I LOVE ROB ZOMBIE However, i was very skeptical about reading this book after i read some of the reviews, but i just couldn t help myself I absolutely loved this book Though the beginning started a little slow it morphed into one of the goriest, creepiest, and darkest books i have ever read The main character Heidi was very likable and her past with her addiction as well as her struggle with her recovery was very easy to relate with Even the supporting characters Herman, Whitey, Francis, Chip, Lacy, etc were all great.The book combined some of the past with the present when it came to the Salem Witch Trails, which when combined with some of the situations and characters made this one creepy book The detailing of the rituals and the nightmares were so well written that they kept me not only immensely involved in the book but i was on the end of my seat the whole time.All in all i recommend this book to anyone that likes a truly disturbing story with a lot of gore It was a good read with the ability to make you double check your surrounding when you are alone and think twice about your nightmares


  5. Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} says:

    Your opinion of this book should not be swayed by my review I m incredibly biased, as I ve been a fan of Zombie s both solo and with White Zombie since I was about eleven.That being said, this book was the shit.Salem, Mass Sept 16th, 1692.John Hawthorne, Samuel Mather and the brothers Magnus, Dean and Virgil, have spotted a coven of witches led by Margaret Morgan Her coven has kidnapped a young pregnant girl and reaped her of her child, killing her and it in the process, in a sacrifice to Your opinion of this book should not be swayed by my review I m incredibly biased, as I ve been a fan of Zombie s both solo and with White Zombie since I was about eleven.That being said, this book was the shit.Salem, Mass Sept 16th, 1692.John Hawthorne, Samuel Mather and the brothers Magnus, Dean and Virgil, have spotted a coven of witches led by Margaret Morgan Her coven has kidnapped a young pregnant girl and reaped her of her child, killing her and it in the process, in a sacrifice to Satan.Hawthorne, Mather and the brothers Magnus take the witches into custody, try them, and execute them, the majority by merciful fire, but ringleader Margaret Morgan by slow, agonizing torture.It is done The witches are gone.But, as Hawthorne speculates as the bodies burn, are they truly doing the work of their Lord, killing witches, one of whom was barely a teenager Or are they only securing their own places beside the coven in hell Salem, Mass Now.Heidi Hawthorne, recovering heroin addict and popular local DJ of Salem s rock station.She and her fellow DJs are having their usual fun on the air, but a carved wooden box suspiciously appears in the lobby downstairs, addressed to Adelheid Elizabeth Hawthorne.Heidi.Inside the box is a vinyl record, marked only as The LORDS.Confused, but far from worried, Heidi and her friends play the record on their station.It sucks.When they play it for trash or smash like Download or Delete they get a rousing fanbase for the strange music that, beyond scary metal they have no category for.But the strange thing is, that fanbase is all female.Murders tagged as ritual are starting to happen in Salem, committed by normal townswomen Maisie Mather and Virginia Williams nee Magnus.Dark spirits are colliding in Salem, and Margaret Morgan and her coven are back, and the descendants of the men who saw fit to kill them are all at risk.They need a new sacrifice.Heidi begins to sleepwalk.It s hard to figure how much Rob Zombie actually wrote and how much this coauthor, B.K Evenson did, but you know what I don t care I personally don t think Rob Zombie just tacked his name onto this, I can see the influence he had on it Just from being a huge fan of his music and films, I guess I can see what he would ve put into it.I do, however, side with those who say this was written with a film adaptation in mind When you hear Heidi s description, it s hard not to picture Rob s lovely wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, who was cast as Heidi in the movie not surprising, she s a great actress.I really don t have a problem with that, though Rob s a visionary, a director at heart It comes through in this story a lot, and I guess if you re not into that, don t read it.The story is horrifying and spectacular, though I can see how a lot of people would toss it off as a B movie romp That s fine.I just couldn t let Rob Zombie s horror book suck, you know With that in mind, I might have glossed over anything I found dumb A non fan might interpret the book differently.On a final note, this book demands to be accompanied by Rob s voice I repeated White Zombie s La Sexorcisto Devil Music Vol 1, Rob s Educated Horses it has Lords of Salem on it and White Zombie s Astro Creep 2000 at intervals while reading.Makes for an excellent reading experience God hates The Lords of Salem No one Can ever save them.


  6. Mauoijenn Mauoijenn says:

    I have no clue what I just read I will be honest I DNF this I got a little half way through it and thought it was blahhhhh Really had high hopes for this.


  7. Kevin Kevin says:

    I was pretty excited to get an inside look into Rob Zombie s new film in novel format What we get is predictably dark stuff, with all the juicy bits of gore laid out in graphic detail for anyone who likes reading about how a chest wound wheezes air when a lung is punctured The first few chapters delve deep into some dark territory, starting the book off with a Satanic sacrifice to get things flowing This is a novel adapted from one of Rob Zombie s screenplays, so I assume the reader has some I was pretty excited to get an inside look into Rob Zombie s new film in novel format What we get is predictably dark stuff, with all the juicy bits of gore laid out in graphic detail for anyone who likes reading about how a chest wound wheezes air when a lung is punctured The first few chapters delve deep into some dark territory, starting the book off with a Satanic sacrifice to get things flowing This is a novel adapted from one of Rob Zombie s screenplays, so I assume the reader has some idea what they re getting into here.The main story is fairly simple on the surface a group of guilty very guilty see Satanic sacrifice in previous paragraph women accused and put to death for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 vow their revenge upon their executioners descendants Cut to present day, and we are introduced to a rock radio DJ named Heidi and her funky band of co workers Heidi has a few problems, not least among them a dormant heroin addiction that constantly threatens to resurface Unfortunately for her and the residents of Salem , things are about to get a lot worse An antique wooden box mysteriously shows up at the radio station, seemingly out of thin air The box is addressed to Heidi a gift from The Lords, which they all assume is a local band looking to get airplay Their suspicions are only aided when the box is opened, revealing a thick vinyl record But once the record is played, all hell breaks loose.This is where the novel lost some of its punch for me The record sets loose a flurry of disturbing activity that whittles away at Heidi s sanity day by day She keeps having nightmarish visions that sound like an acid trip from hell She isn t sleeping And something is very wrong in the apartment down the hall These events slowly start taking their toll as we witness Heidi slowly slip into a state of complete delirium as the madness around her only continues to grow The main problem with these segments is that they were obviously meant to be a visual experience in the form of film, so trying to describe them in book format eventually gets rather tedious, like reading a book about a painting What s the point I m not convinced that such a hallucinatory screenplay was the best choice to adapt into novel format.As the novel goes on, we learn that, predictably, Heidi is a descendant of one of the original Salem witch trial executioners Things don t go well for the residents of Salem, either, as the other remaining relatives of the executioners are driven to insane acts of murder every time the record from The Lords plays on the radio, which is apparently the only station anyone in Salem listens to Trying to piece it all together is a local author and Salem witch trial historian who begins to see a connection between the victims, the record, and his book research Rounding out the book is Heidi s landlord and her sisters , who bring pleasant flashbacks of Rosemary s Baby Creepy, always lurking, and brimming with false politeness, these three are always a highlight in any chapter.Once the madness sets in, the only parts that still resembled a traditional novel were the bits where the historian tries to piece the puzzle together Unfortunately, with most of the story told through Heidi s perspective, these bits come few and far between But when they do, they are a welcome relief from all the insanity.The story culminates in an abandoned theater, where, instead of becoming clearer, the intentions of The Lords become even murkier I have a feeling the finished film is going to be amazing during this segment, but as a novel, sadly it fails I m tempted to compare this book to trying to put a film like Suspiria in novel form.All in all, I think The Lords of Salem was probably best left as a film In book format, there s nothing to entice the reader but long, descriptive passages of events that were obviously meant to be seen rather than read


  8. Justin Justin says:

    I kept wondering where this story was going as it was fast paced and had a decent plot Then the book just ended I knew going into it that this was an adaptation for the upcoming movie and now my expectations for said movie have been lowered The book reads like a amateur English assignment at times with things stated strangely and repeated All in all I enjoyed the story but it could have been less predictable and actually had an ending.


  9. Chris Chris says:

    I have been a big fan of Rob Zombie for a very long time I started with his music and when he started making movies I was very excited I have liked all of his movies so far and I am very excited to see this one as well When I saw that there was a novelization of the movie I put my name on the list at the library right away As excited as I was to read this I came to realize that after reading this book I expectedThe plot and story of the book I think will make a great movie, but the wr I have been a big fan of Rob Zombie for a very long time I started with his music and when he started making movies I was very excited I have liked all of his movies so far and I am very excited to see this one as well When I saw that there was a novelization of the movie I put my name on the list at the library right away As excited as I was to read this I came to realize that after reading this book I expectedThe plot and story of the book I think will make a great movie, but the writing was not very good Now I am not sure who to blame for this, Rob Zombie or BK Evenson The plot and story is clearly Zombie s vision down to the cheesy horror references and trippy dream sequences but the writing was not very skilled, and the adaptation from screen play to novel was not very well done The biggest problem I had with the way this was written is the amount of detail of the surroundings It read just like a technical guide for stage design I can see these being amazing visuals being great in the movie, but when reading it, I felt like he was trying to describe the scene to someone with no imagination I don t need to know each crack and line in the stairs leading to the second level I have seen stairs before, run down was all I needed to know This could have been a much shorter book if I wasn t constantly beaten over the head with detail When it comes to Zombie s films I expect cheese and gratuitous violence and this was clearly present here Only part of the opening sacrificial scene was a little much to read, but once I got past that I was fine with the rest of the story I have read several of the reviews of the movie who have said it is just a huge acid trip There are scenes like that in the book, but I felt there issubstance than that Since I haven t seen the movie I can only speak to the book so things may be different I liked the story about the witches, and how they have lived quietly waiting for their revenge I felt this was a very thought out and developed idea for Rob Zombie Overall, I liked this book It took awhile to get going, and I did struggle with it at first Now that I have finished it, I aminterested to see the movie Of course as a fan, I was planning on seeing it anyway Even with the abrupt ending, it was an enjoyable book Not the best book I have read this year, but I did like indulging my cheesy horror side for a little while


  10. Kelly Hager Kelly Hager says:

    The question of whether or not you should read this book lies in this statement The book is by Rob Zombie I haven t listened to his music except for what s been put on the soundtracks to his movies but I ve seen most of his movies I didn t see the most recent one, but I own the others and I will definitely be seeing this one as soon as I can.His movies are weird and twisted, definitely pushing the bounds of good taste especially you, House of 1,000 Corpses and they are definitely not so The question of whether or not you should read this book lies in this statement The book is by Rob Zombie I haven t listened to his music except for what s been put on the soundtracks to his movies but I ve seen most of his movies I didn t see the most recent one, but I own the others and I will definitely be seeing this one as soon as I can.His movies are weird and twisted, definitely pushing the bounds of good taste especially you, House of 1,000 Corpses and they are definitely not something for most people.This book was basically the same thing very dark, very unusual, very bizarre and very, VERY creepy I can t wait to see how it s adapted into a movie and I m very interested in seeing how toned down it will have to be to get an R rating I m guessing there will be a lot of shadowy shots, especially toward the end.This book was definitely for me It may not be for you Proceed with caution


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The Lords of Salem [Reading] ➿ The Lords of Salem By Rob Zombie – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The book offers a different experience from the film since it can obviously go into much detail, says Rob Zombie The book and the film really complement each other From the singular mind of horror mae The book offers a different experience from the film since it can obviously go into much detail, says Rob Zombie The book and the film really complement each other From the singular mind of horror maestro Rob Zombie comes a chilling plunge into a nightmare world where evil runs in the blood The Lords of Salem Heidi 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 The Lords MOBI :Þ 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.

    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support the blood The Lords of Salem Heidi 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 The Lords MOBI :Þ 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."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 336 pages
  • The Lords of Salem
  • Rob Zombie
  • English
  • 28 August 2019
  • 1455519170

About the Author: Rob Zombie

Robert Bartleh Cummings, better known by his stage name, Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, screenwriter, film producer and writerHe founded the heavy metal band White Zombie, and as a solo musician sold a further million albums Five of his albums have been certified platinum and another two have been certified gold, making him the artist with the most gold and platinum discs on the Geffen Records labelZombie has also established a successful career as a film director, creating the movies House of Corpses, The Devil s Rejects, as well as the The Lords MOBI :Þ remake of Halloween.


10 thoughts on “The Lords of Salem

  1. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    I ve been looking forward to reading this book for ages and I must say, it absolutely does not disappoint In fact, it s probably one of the, if not THE best horror book I ve read yet this year It takes a lot to make me uncomfortable and I have a very strong stomach when it comes to violence and gore but this book takes it to a whole new level There were a couple passages where I actually had to stop and collect myself because I felt sick to my stomach In the best way possible of course I ve I ve been looking forward to reading this book for ages and I must say, it absolutely does not disappoint In fact, it s probably one of the, if not THE best horror book I ve read yet this year It takes a lot to make me uncomfortable and I have a very strong stomach when it comes to violence and gore but this book takes it to a whole new level There were a couple passages where I actually had to stop and collect myself because I felt sick to my stomach In the best way possible of course I ve heard the movie isn t so great I haven t watched it so I can t say but don t let that deter you from reading this if you re a horror fan Read it and you ll love it, I swear

  2. Kayleigh Sparrow Kayleigh Sparrow says:

    Update I watched the film and thought it was awful Don t let it put you off reading the book there two different things I love Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon and House of a thousand corpses but L.O.S was just terrible Bad film, awesome book I really don t understand why this book has got such bad reviews, I loved it It is what I ve been searching for, for a while now a story about evil witches Not the friendly misunderstood teenage girl witches that they all seem to be in every book I ve looked Update I watched the film and thought it was awful Don t let it put you off reading the book there two different things I love Rob Zombie, Sheri Moon and House of a thousand corpses but L.O.S was just terrible Bad film, awesome book I really don t understand why this book has got such bad reviews, I loved it It is what I ve been searching for, for a while now a story about evil witches Not the friendly misunderstood teenage girl witches that they all seem to be in every book I ve looked at No these are the totally crazy, dancing around a fire covered in blood kind I will say that I haven t seen the film yet it s on order and the book got here first, so I can t compare the two yet But all the reviews I have seen for the book are really bad A lot of them saying that it didn t make sense and that there were a lot of things that just happened for the sake of adding gore I m so glad that I just got the book anyway because I was drawn into this from page one I wasn t at any point board or confused it all made sense And yes it was bloody but that s what I wanted, wouldn t be Rob Zombie otherwise The book was very twisted and really did creep me out a few times It has stuck in my head to the point where I m having some pretty strange dreams now, which shows that some of the messed up things that happen in that book really where unsettling Really, really loved this book I will post an update after I ve seen the film, but for some reason I really don t think it s going to be as good as the book I think it got into my headreading and imaging these things myself rather than seeing them

  3. Tommy Tommy says:

    I love Rob Zombie s films, and I m sure I ll like the movie of this story, but as far as the novel goes Ugh I love all of the elements present, such as Salem witch hunters and witches, scary Satanic rituals, mysterious figures in supposedly vacant rooms, a haunted protagonist struggling to stay on the straight and narrow, hidden messages, etc But the execution was pretty poor It s like he took his screenplay, or notes for his screenplay, and very hastily slapped it all together in vaguely I love Rob Zombie s films, and I m sure I ll like the movie of this story, but as far as the novel goes Ugh I love all of the elements present, such as Salem witch hunters and witches, scary Satanic rituals, mysterious figures in supposedly vacant rooms, a haunted protagonist struggling to stay on the straight and narrow, hidden messages, etc But the execution was pretty poor It s like he took his screenplay, or notes for his screenplay, and very hastily slapped it all together in vaguely narrative format There were abundant repetitive word choices, and lots of clunky phrasing There were some great set pieces described, and I could tell some of it would make some great freaky movie scenes, but as a novel it lacked the depth of character and story development to have the impact it should have Despite all the violence and monsters and horrific visions, at the end I just kind of went, Eh I was very disappointed because I WANTED it to be the same kind of disposable fun as watching a slasher flick, it s not like I was expecting a lot Hmph

  4. Kellie Ann Kellie Ann says:

    I just wanted to start this review by saying I LOVE ROB ZOMBIE However, i was very skeptical about reading this book after i read some of the reviews, but i just couldn t help myself I absolutely loved this book Though the beginning started a little slow it morphed into one of the goriest, creepiest, and darkest books i have ever read The main character Heidi was very likable and her past with her addiction as well as her struggle with her recovery was very easy to relate with Even the su I just wanted to start this review by saying I LOVE ROB ZOMBIE However, i was very skeptical about reading this book after i read some of the reviews, but i just couldn t help myself I absolutely loved this book Though the beginning started a little slow it morphed into one of the goriest, creepiest, and darkest books i have ever read The main character Heidi was very likable and her past with her addiction as well as her struggle with her recovery was very easy to relate with Even the supporting characters Herman, Whitey, Francis, Chip, Lacy, etc were all great.The book combined some of the past with the present when it came to the Salem Witch Trails, which when combined with some of the situations and characters made this one creepy book The detailing of the rituals and the nightmares were so well written that they kept me not only immensely involved in the book but i was on the end of my seat the whole time.All in all i recommend this book to anyone that likes a truly disturbing story with a lot of gore It was a good read with the ability to make you double check your surrounding when you are alone and think twice about your nightmares

  5. Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} Zombieslayer/Alienhunter {comatose with common sense} says:

    Your opinion of this book should not be swayed by my review I m incredibly biased, as I ve been a fan of Zombie s both solo and with White Zombie since I was about eleven.That being said, this book was the shit.Salem, Mass Sept 16th, 1692.John Hawthorne, Samuel Mather and the brothers Magnus, Dean and Virgil, have spotted a coven of witches led by Margaret Morgan Her coven has kidnapped a young pregnant girl and reaped her of her child, killing her and it in the process, in a sacrifice to Your opinion of this book should not be swayed by my review I m incredibly biased, as I ve been a fan of Zombie s both solo and with White Zombie since I was about eleven.That being said, this book was the shit.Salem, Mass Sept 16th, 1692.John Hawthorne, Samuel Mather and the brothers Magnus, Dean and Virgil, have spotted a coven of witches led by Margaret Morgan Her coven has kidnapped a young pregnant girl and reaped her of her child, killing her and it in the process, in a sacrifice to Satan.Hawthorne, Mather and the brothers Magnus take the witches into custody, try them, and execute them, the majority by merciful fire, but ringleader Margaret Morgan by slow, agonizing torture.It is done The witches are gone.But, as Hawthorne speculates as the bodies burn, are they truly doing the work of their Lord, killing witches, one of whom was barely a teenager Or are they only securing their own places beside the coven in hell Salem, Mass Now.Heidi Hawthorne, recovering heroin addict and popular local DJ of Salem s rock station.She and her fellow DJs are having their usual fun on the air, but a carved wooden box suspiciously appears in the lobby downstairs, addressed to Adelheid Elizabeth Hawthorne.Heidi.Inside the box is a vinyl record, marked only as The LORDS.Confused, but far from worried, Heidi and her friends play the record on their station.It sucks.When they play it for trash or smash like Download or Delete they get a rousing fanbase for the strange music that, beyond scary metal they have no category for.But the strange thing is, that fanbase is all female.Murders tagged as ritual are starting to happen in Salem, committed by normal townswomen Maisie Mather and Virginia Williams nee Magnus.Dark spirits are colliding in Salem, and Margaret Morgan and her coven are back, and the descendants of the men who saw fit to kill them are all at risk.They need a new sacrifice.Heidi begins to sleepwalk.It s hard to figure how much Rob Zombie actually wrote and how much this coauthor, B.K Evenson did, but you know what I don t care I personally don t think Rob Zombie just tacked his name onto this, I can see the influence he had on it Just from being a huge fan of his music and films, I guess I can see what he would ve put into it.I do, however, side with those who say this was written with a film adaptation in mind When you hear Heidi s description, it s hard not to picture Rob s lovely wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, who was cast as Heidi in the movie not surprising, she s a great actress.I really don t have a problem with that, though Rob s a visionary, a director at heart It comes through in this story a lot, and I guess if you re not into that, don t read it.The story is horrifying and spectacular, though I can see how a lot of people would toss it off as a B movie romp That s fine.I just couldn t let Rob Zombie s horror book suck, you know With that in mind, I might have glossed over anything I found dumb A non fan might interpret the book differently.On a final note, this book demands to be accompanied by Rob s voice I repeated White Zombie s La Sexorcisto Devil Music Vol 1, Rob s Educated Horses it has Lords of Salem on it and White Zombie s Astro Creep 2000 at intervals while reading.Makes for an excellent reading experience God hates The Lords of Salem No one Can ever save them.

  6. Mauoijenn Mauoijenn says:

    I have no clue what I just read I will be honest I DNF this I got a little half way through it and thought it was blahhhhh Really had high hopes for this.

  7. Kevin Kevin says:

    I was pretty excited to get an inside look into Rob Zombie s new film in novel format What we get is predictably dark stuff, with all the juicy bits of gore laid out in graphic detail for anyone who likes reading about how a chest wound wheezes air when a lung is punctured The first few chapters delve deep into some dark territory, starting the book off with a Satanic sacrifice to get things flowing This is a novel adapted from one of Rob Zombie s screenplays, so I assume the reader has some I was pretty excited to get an inside look into Rob Zombie s new film in novel format What we get is predictably dark stuff, with all the juicy bits of gore laid out in graphic detail for anyone who likes reading about how a chest wound wheezes air when a lung is punctured The first few chapters delve deep into some dark territory, starting the book off with a Satanic sacrifice to get things flowing This is a novel adapted from one of Rob Zombie s screenplays, so I assume the reader has some idea what they re getting into here.The main story is fairly simple on the surface a group of guilty very guilty see Satanic sacrifice in previous paragraph women accused and put to death for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 vow their revenge upon their executioners descendants Cut to present day, and we are introduced to a rock radio DJ named Heidi and her funky band of co workers Heidi has a few problems, not least among them a dormant heroin addiction that constantly threatens to resurface Unfortunately for her and the residents of Salem , things are about to get a lot worse An antique wooden box mysteriously shows up at the radio station, seemingly out of thin air The box is addressed to Heidi a gift from The Lords, which they all assume is a local band looking to get airplay Their suspicions are only aided when the box is opened, revealing a thick vinyl record But once the record is played, all hell breaks loose.This is where the novel lost some of its punch for me The record sets loose a flurry of disturbing activity that whittles away at Heidi s sanity day by day She keeps having nightmarish visions that sound like an acid trip from hell She isn t sleeping And something is very wrong in the apartment down the hall These events slowly start taking their toll as we witness Heidi slowly slip into a state of complete delirium as the madness around her only continues to grow The main problem with these segments is that they were obviously meant to be a visual experience in the form of film, so trying to describe them in book format eventually gets rather tedious, like reading a book about a painting What s the point I m not convinced that such a hallucinatory screenplay was the best choice to adapt into novel format.As the novel goes on, we learn that, predictably, Heidi is a descendant of one of the original Salem witch trial executioners Things don t go well for the residents of Salem, either, as the other remaining relatives of the executioners are driven to insane acts of murder every time the record from The Lords plays on the radio, which is apparently the only station anyone in Salem listens to Trying to piece it all together is a local author and Salem witch trial historian who begins to see a connection between the victims, the record, and his book research Rounding out the book is Heidi s landlord and her sisters , who bring pleasant flashbacks of Rosemary s Baby Creepy, always lurking, and brimming with false politeness, these three are always a highlight in any chapter.Once the madness sets in, the only parts that still resembled a traditional novel were the bits where the historian tries to piece the puzzle together Unfortunately, with most of the story told through Heidi s perspective, these bits come few and far between But when they do, they are a welcome relief from all the insanity.The story culminates in an abandoned theater, where, instead of becoming clearer, the intentions of The Lords become even murkier I have a feeling the finished film is going to be amazing during this segment, but as a novel, sadly it fails I m tempted to compare this book to trying to put a film like Suspiria in novel form.All in all, I think The Lords of Salem was probably best left as a film In book format, there s nothing to entice the reader but long, descriptive passages of events that were obviously meant to be seen rather than read

  8. Justin Justin says:

    I kept wondering where this story was going as it was fast paced and had a decent plot Then the book just ended I knew going into it that this was an adaptation for the upcoming movie and now my expectations for said movie have been lowered The book reads like a amateur English assignment at times with things stated strangely and repeated All in all I enjoyed the story but it could have been less predictable and actually had an ending.

  9. Chris Chris says:

    I have been a big fan of Rob Zombie for a very long time I started with his music and when he started making movies I was very excited I have liked all of his movies so far and I am very excited to see this one as well When I saw that there was a novelization of the movie I put my name on the list at the library right away As excited as I was to read this I came to realize that after reading this book I expectedThe plot and story of the book I think will make a great movie, but the wr I have been a big fan of Rob Zombie for a very long time I started with his music and when he started making movies I was very excited I have liked all of his movies so far and I am very excited to see this one as well When I saw that there was a novelization of the movie I put my name on the list at the library right away As excited as I was to read this I came to realize that after reading this book I expectedThe plot and story of the book I think will make a great movie, but the writing was not very good Now I am not sure who to blame for this, Rob Zombie or BK Evenson The plot and story is clearly Zombie s vision down to the cheesy horror references and trippy dream sequences but the writing was not very skilled, and the adaptation from screen play to novel was not very well done The biggest problem I had with the way this was written is the amount of detail of the surroundings It read just like a technical guide for stage design I can see these being amazing visuals being great in the movie, but when reading it, I felt like he was trying to describe the scene to someone with no imagination I don t need to know each crack and line in the stairs leading to the second level I have seen stairs before, run down was all I needed to know This could have been a much shorter book if I wasn t constantly beaten over the head with detail When it comes to Zombie s films I expect cheese and gratuitous violence and this was clearly present here Only part of the opening sacrificial scene was a little much to read, but once I got past that I was fine with the rest of the story I have read several of the reviews of the movie who have said it is just a huge acid trip There are scenes like that in the book, but I felt there issubstance than that Since I haven t seen the movie I can only speak to the book so things may be different I liked the story about the witches, and how they have lived quietly waiting for their revenge I felt this was a very thought out and developed idea for Rob Zombie Overall, I liked this book It took awhile to get going, and I did struggle with it at first Now that I have finished it, I aminterested to see the movie Of course as a fan, I was planning on seeing it anyway Even with the abrupt ending, it was an enjoyable book Not the best book I have read this year, but I did like indulging my cheesy horror side for a little while

  10. Kelly Hager Kelly Hager says:

    The question of whether or not you should read this book lies in this statement The book is by Rob Zombie I haven t listened to his music except for what s been put on the soundtracks to his movies but I ve seen most of his movies I didn t see the most recent one, but I own the others and I will definitely be seeing this one as soon as I can.His movies are weird and twisted, definitely pushing the bounds of good taste especially you, House of 1,000 Corpses and they are definitely not so The question of whether or not you should read this book lies in this statement The book is by Rob Zombie I haven t listened to his music except for what s been put on the soundtracks to his movies but I ve seen most of his movies I didn t see the most recent one, but I own the others and I will definitely be seeing this one as soon as I can.His movies are weird and twisted, definitely pushing the bounds of good taste especially you, House of 1,000 Corpses and they are definitely not something for most people.This book was basically the same thing very dark, very unusual, very bizarre and very, VERY creepy I can t wait to see how it s adapted into a movie and I m very interested in seeing how toned down it will have to be to get an R rating I m guessing there will be a lot of shadowy shots, especially toward the end.This book was definitely for me It may not be for you Proceed with caution

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