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Zombie’s “THE LORDS OF SALEM” novel excerpt to run in FANGORIA

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FANGORIA is excited to have been given the exclusive rights to run the first two unabridged chapters of writer/director/rocker Rob Zombie’s self-penned (with help from B.K. Evenson) novelization of his upcoming abstract horror thriller THE LORDS OF SALEM.

The novel is due in stores March 12th from Grand Central publishing and you can sample its horrors in the pages of the upcoming FANGORIA #323, a warm up for our extensive LORDS OF SALEM coverage in FANGORIA #324.

THE LORDS OF SALEM opens in Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. In a dark cabin, a woman gives birth to a child that is quickly stolen from her by a
deformed figure. Soon, Reverend Hawthorne sees an ominous plume of red smoke rising from the woods, where the thief headed. Everyone knows the truth:
witches are responsible. Reverend Hawthorne leads a group to raid the coven, capturing the witches and brutally slaughtering them all.

Flash forward to present-day Salem where Heidi Hawthorne, a 37-year-old radio DJ, recovering drug addict and direct descendent to Reverend Hawthorne, arrives at work to find an anonymous gift in the form of a mysteriously shaped wooden box, which she believes to be a promotional record for a band that identifies themselves only as “The Lords.” There is no other information and Heidi decides to play the record on her show as a joke, but as soon as she does, horrible things start to happen.

The music awakens something evil in all the descendents of those who murdered the witches in 1692. Soon enough, terrifying murders begin to happen all around Heidi. Is she losing her mind? Who are The Lords? What do they want from her? As Heidi plunges down into a terrifying world where blood flows freely and chaos reigns, only one thing is for sure—all Hell is about to break loose.

FANGORIA #323 will be on sale in March. Look for it!

by: Chris Alexander on: 2013-02-08 17:14:18

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Chris Alexander
Author, film critic, teacher, musician and filmmaker (not to mention failed boxer) Chris Alexander is the editor-in-chief of FANGORIA Magazine. He got his first professional break as the “Schizoid Cinephile” in the pages of Canadian horror film magazine RUE MORGUE before making the move to FANGO in 2007. His words have appeared in The Toronto Star, Metro News, Wired, Montage, The Dark Side, Tenebre and many other notable publications and he appears regularly on international television and radio.
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