In 'Lords Of Salem's' case, it seems like every critic out there hates this film.
I have to ask why?
Yes it does get a bit silly toward the end and has bits that do seem completely out of place, also it has a lot of nudity (at one point I thought non-disrespectfully until toward the end), and it is a slow burner.
But none of this stopped me from loving it.
It's easily not the best film that Rob Zombie has done, but is a wonderful film and definitely better than those dreaded 'Halloween' remakes.
To be perfectly honest, every little piece out of place just adds to the crazy.
Even when the madness goes out of its way to mess up your mind, it still brings you in further.
Well, it did with me.
As every second passed, the imagery became more and more beautiful, definitely reminiscent of Dario Argento's Three Mothers trilogy. Everything else, story included, became more and more mad. We see the days of Heidi (our main character played by Sheri Moon Zombie) play out and watch her going insane. It felt a little like the film 'Lovely Molly' to me (which I also loved) because of the drug addicted heroine who you nor she knows if she's going insane or if this crazy stuff is really happening around her.
Things do eventually become clear at the end, if you have paid attention.
But that shows how good Lynch is, even a poor mans version was still brilliant.
It's a film where people will look back at it as a cult classic, the way they look at Nicolas Cage and ask ''Was he mad, or was he actually one of the best actors we have had???''.
So yes, I can see why the critics didn't like it because of the different things I have pointed out, but to me, I wish it was in the Cinema where I saw it. It would have been one film definitely worthy paying for to see on the big screen.
In all I have to give it an 8/10.
It's a shame that a lot of the film was cut for pacing reasons and that the film within a film about a Frankenstein's monster was all cut out, but hopefully we will get everything back on the Blu-Ray or DVD re-release when the film is released over in the US.
Give it a watch, then let me know if you thought if it was a work of art, or if it should be burning and forgotten.