I watched Rob Zombie's latest earlier in the week. I'm not a major fan of the director. I think he's has a terrific vision for the screen but he's just not talented enough to actually make it worth. This film here deals with a DJ (Sheri Moon Zombie; not a porn actress) who gets a record from a group called The Lords and soon she is encounters all sorts of witches, demons and other "creatures" but is it real or all in her head?
This film looks just like those Satanic movies from the 1970s so I give Zombie credit for the actual look of the thing. Sadly pretty much everything else is pure crap and Zombie is to blame here. This film is so poorly put together than it makes his earlier films look like the work of Kubrick. Speaking of the master, it's clear that THE SHINING was a major influence on this picture as Zombie tries to create the same atmosphere of that film. It's obvious he's wanting each sequence of the film to build up tension and fear leading to a "shocking" ending. Sadly the direction is simply so poor that none of this happens and you're just left with something really embarrassing.
The most shocking thing is that Mrs. Zombie actually delivers a pretty good performance and it's a shame this story wasn't handed off to someone who could do it justice.
I'm sorry but I think it's time for Mr. Zombie to step away from the genre. I know certain films of his have a following but I think I've given up all hope.
I'm curious if anyone else caught this one.