That's a Wrap: Rob Zombie's "The Lords of Salem" Shoot' [PHOTOS]

Woodbury resident Rob Zombie wrapped filming on his movie the night of Thursday, Nov. 17, in Salem, Mass.


Rob Zombie wrapped filming of his forthcoming movie "The Lords of Salem," last night after spending the week in the Witch City.

Some locations visited during his visit included the Pier, Greenlawn Cemetery, the Essex Street Pedestrian Mall, the , and on Thursday afternoon, Essex Street by Hamilton Street.

The movie's plot takes on themes including the witch trials and a curse on modern day Salem according to Bloody Disgusting News.

Location Manager Murray Miller took some time to chat with Salem Patch Thursday afternoon about the Salem filming experience as the cast and crew worked on shots on Essex Street.

"When I grow up, I want to move to Salem," said Miller, who first came to the Witch City over Labor Day weekend to scout locations. "It's beautiful. The people are wonderful and could not have been more cooperative."

In particular, Miller mentioned Special Events Coordinator Ellen Talkowsky and the Capt. Brian Gilligan, who he described as "stellar and hard-working people." He also acknowledged the "the support of the City elect" in facilitating the filming process.

Miller said the cast and crew also received a warm welcome from a number of businesses, including Engine House Pizza, where filming occurred Wednesday night.

"They're wonderful people, a great family," Miller said of the Dragons.

One other business that accommodated the cast and crew was , which offered dry space during a rainy shoot at the Witch Trials Memorial Tuesday afternoon.

"I just can't say enough about the city of Salem," Miller said.

As for his personal experience working on the shoot, Miller said he had not met Rob Zombie before production of "The Lords of Salem" began.

"I knew nothing about him," Miller said. "He's very smart… It turns out he's a really interesting guy, a really interesting artist, and I'm not in his target demographic."

"The Lords of Salem" is scheduled to hit theaters in 2012.

Those who took photos of the shoot are invited to add their photos to the .

Over the course of the shoot, many residents have also posted their own shots on Joey Colomba's Salem, Mass. Facebook page.

The original article appeared on .

Craig Zac November 21, 2011 at 12:24 PM
awesome... his last three movies were great!!
Jaimie Cura November 21, 2011 at 03:23 PM
I'm so grateful to Salem Patch for covering the filming and allowing Woodbury-Middlebury Patch to post the piece. What a cool location too!
Craig Zac November 21, 2011 at 05:52 PM
I just watched a doc. on the salem witch hunts and now it seems like one preacher started the whole thing because he was gonna lose his house, free fire wood and pay that the old town board gave him. I guess he seperated the town as in church supporters and non supporters and when the non supportes all got in office on the board, they were taking away all his perks... lol so he made up the whole witch thing starting with a slave of his and some older woman.. Imagine? how evil is that? I guess though, it worked lol.
Jaimie Cura November 21, 2011 at 08:18 PM
Have you heard the theory about the rye bread and the Salem witch trials? From what I gather, rye grass is susceptible to a fungus that can result in headaches, spasms, convulsions and hallucinations and the area farmers reportedly harvested rye often.


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