"The book offers a different experience from the film since it can obviously go into much more 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 37-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.
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Much more indepth than the movie
Having seen the movie and having vastly enjoyed the movie, it was interesting comparing this novel, which was the original draft, to the movie. To see what scenes were left out, what scenes were added, and what was altered in the film. I can see, budget wise, why changes were made, but I do believe this was the best draft and what Zombie should have followed in his bringing this great story to the main screen.
"Black Herman" struck me as a fantastic character. His final moments are definately, well at least for me, the most emotional in the entire story.
Tries. Too. Hard.
All of the cast is certainly memorable in their own way. They each have certain nuances that the bring to the story, and honestly the story wouldn't be the same without them.