Rob Zombie & Sheri Moon Zombie: The CFQ Interview

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12:  Musician Rob Zombie speaks onstage at A Conversation With Rob Zombie Panel during the 2013 SXSW Music
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 12: Musician Rob Zombie speaks onstage at A Conversation With Rob Zombie Panel during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at Austin Convention Center on March 12, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Waytao Shing/Getty Images for SXSW)

2013-04-19-TheLordsOfSalem_url_Cropped_410.jpgMusician, moviemaker, iconoclastic fan, Rob Zombie has built a formidable rep for himself by taking the horror genre and turning it to his own, unique vision. Now, after such wild rides as The Devil's Rejects and Halloween, he ventures into new territory, telling a more nuanced tale of a New England DJ facing a hellish future when an accursed record introduces her to The Lords of Salem.

I sit down with Rob and wife/star Sheri Moon Zombie, and the result is an energetic, off-the-cuff conversation incorporating, but not limited to, Rob's views about reaching back to the roots of horror for his own work, the challenges of steering a low-budget project to a successful conclusion, and why there can be very little difference between actors stepping onto a set and high noon in Dodge City.

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