It’s been exactly one month ago today since we first wrote about the trailer for The Lords of Salem leaking online via an audience member who witnessed it at a live concert. So, why have we not seen an official trailer yet? Watching the bootleg reveals the obvious sound issues and out of focus imagery that really prevents us from getting a clear look at the film. Thankfully, some of the scenes can be seen giving us a peek at what Rob Zombie has in store for us. When Andy and I discussed it on the podcast that week, I had mentioned that some of the imagery seemed to remind me of The Devils and Lair of the White Worm; two films from the late British director Ken Russell. Artisan News recently caught up with the rocker turned director and got some info on what helped influence the visuals in The Lords of Salem.
“All the shots are very symmetrical and composed… it just has this really grand approach to it. Which is really what I wanted to do. I couldn’t find a lot of movies that really had the look of what I was going for. All of the Stanley Kubrick films have that look and then the vibe of a lot of Roman Polanski’s films and then kind of the weirdness of Ken Russell’s movies, you know… If Ken Russell directed The Shining.”
The full video that lasts a little over three minutes can be seen below where Zombie talks a little more about his approach to the film and how the story came about. One frustrating thing worth noting is that the clip ends with the announcer stating that the film will be released in late 2012 to early 2013. I truly hope this might just be a case of reciting false information. I’m not sure if I can wait till 2013 to see this film.
Source: Artisan News via Arrow in the Head