21 Amazing Psychedelic Horror Films

Lords of Salem (2012)

As I discussed in my review, Rob Zombie's "Lords of Salem" partially breaks free from the mold of his previous films. Sure, he hits some of the all-too-familiar beats here and there, but a genuinely mysterious and creepy vibe resonates through the film -- and we fall head-first into some wonderfully trippy scenes of phantasmagorical horror featuring a bestial Satan and a holy meat dwarf.

About the Author: Robert Lamb spent his childhood reading books and staring into the woods — first in Newfoundland, Canada and then in rural Tennessee. There was also a long stretch in which he was terrified of alien abduction. He earned a degree in creative writing. He taught high school and then attended journalism school. He wrote for the smallest of small-town newspapers before finally becoming a full-time science writer and podcaster. He’s currently a senior writer at HowStuffWorks and has co-hosted the science podcast Stuff to Blow Your Mind since its inception in 2010. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife Bonnie, discussing dinosaurs with his son Bastian and crafting the occasional work of fiction.