This past Thursday I had the amazing privilege to talk to the legendary actress and horror icon Dee Wallace about her new film Exit Humanity, which makes its way onto DVD June 19th. The majority of our conversation was spent talking about the film, why she was drawn to the role of Eve and working with director John Geddes. We’ll have that feature up closer to the release of the film (which I recommend checking out – it’s one of the most unusual and beautifully shot zombie films I’ve ever watched ), but close to the end of our conversation I asked Dee what she could say about another of her films, Rob Zombie’s upcoming, The Lords of Salem. Dee’s worked with Zombie before, on Halloween and The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and, as you’ll see below, was full of love for the man I consider the best director in horror right now. Our exchange on The Lords of Salem was brief, but it gives us a little more insight into what we can expect from the film when it’s released later this year. Check out Dee’s comments after the jump.
As far as horror directors go, I think Rob Zombie is one of the best. Both House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects are brilliant, disturbing and original films, while his take on the Halloween franchise, while not for everyone, also have moments of horror perfection. This year will see the release of Zombie’s fifth film, The Lords of Salem, which he’s been showing the trailer for at recent concerts. Normally, I’d wait for the official trailer to hit, but I loved what I saw so much that I wanted to share it with you. As you’ll see, The Lords of Salem looks and feels like a Rob Zombie film, which is a good thing.
Check out the trailer, stick around for Dragula and let us know what you think!
When it came to my faovurite monster of villain, my first thought was Dracula. I grew up watching the old Universal Bela Lugosi flicks, moving on to the Hammer films with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee later on. I’ve had a thing for vampires as long as I can remember. But upon deeper thought, it occurred to me that my favourite monsters aren’t the ones that I go back to regularly. Instead, they’re the ones that I tend to not see so often, except for special occassions. Sort of like family.