Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot’ is one of the horror films set to be released in 2022 that I am most looking forward to. New Line Cinema has had tremendous success with Stephen King titles in recent years (IT, for example), and I have no doubt that they will go all out with the first-ever theatrical production of the horrific novel.
Throughout the year 2021, Dread Central provided you with a flood of intriguing details regarding the upcoming adaptation, including plenty of casting news and even the first-ever glimpse at the Marsden mansion!
The fact that the year is still relatively new makes it the ideal moment to review all we know so far about the highly anticipated upcoming film adaptation. I consider Salem’s Lot to be my favourite Stephen King novel of all time, so you’re in excellent hands.’
What Exactly is the Plot of Salem’s Lot?
In an interview with The New York Times, King explained that his work, which began as a short fiction he wrote in college, was motivated by a dream. His curiosity about what might happen if Dracula came to 20th century America. Despite the fact that it is one of his earlier published works, Salem’s Lot is densely packed with the elements that have come to define his renowned narrative style.
The novel Salem’s Lot follows writer Ben Mears as he returns to his birthplace of Jerusalem’s Lot, Maine, after more than 25 years of absence. In order to write a book about a long-abandoned house that was formerly owned by a hitman, he’s returned to the location where he once had an incredibly horrific experience as a youngster.
Kurt Barlow, an Austrian immigrant who, with the help of a business partner, has founded an antique shop in a nearby neighbourhood, has taken up residence in the building. Soon after they arrive, a young kid in the community goes missing, and another appears to have died mysteriously a short time later.
In the beginning, this occurs more frequently, with some individuals returning as something other than their human selves. Eventually, Ben and a small group of townspeople, which includes a doctor and a priest, come together and find that Barlow is actually an ancient vampire who has been responsible for a string of recent deaths and disappearances.
As the ragged band strives to prevent him from converting any more people, brutal war for the town’s soul erupts. The following is, at the very least, the version of the narrative that King told — and, based on his social media post, the version that he wants to see on the big screen.
However, as the horror novelist and his followers are well aware, not every adaptation of his work is a faithful representation of his original material. It’s not yet certain what version of the story of Salem’s Lot Dauberman will be told, as there have been few specifics released concerning the scenario.
Salem’s Lot 2022 is based on a true story, which goes somewhat like this: In which a person is informed about something. That he spent half of his boyhood in the Jerusalem neighbourhood. Salem’s Lot is another name for this location. He’s back to write a book about a master who’s been abandoned for more than two decades.
Ben Mears returns to write a book on them and discovers the truth. There has been a big evil in that city for quite some time. In addition, it has turned its residents into vampires. They have witnessed everything and have vowed to preserve their city.
The Cast and the Actor
- Ben Mears portrays Lewis Pullman, and Susan Norton portrays Makenzie Leigh.
- According to Matthew Burke, Bill Camp
- By Mike Ryerson, Spencer Treat Clark is referred to as
- Dr. Cody’s portrayal of Alfre Woodard
- Kurt Barlow portrays William Sadler in this scene.
- By Richard Straker in the role of Pilou Asbaek
- Father Callahan portrays John Benjamin Hickey in this scene.
- Jordan Preston Carter is played by Mark Petrie in this scene.
- Danny Glick portrays Nicholas Crovetti in this scene.
- Cade Woodward is played by Ralph Glick in this scene.
When will Salem’s Lot be Released on DVD and Blu-Ray?
At the beginning of October, filming had officially begun in the town of Clinton, Massachusetts. During the filming of the film, Dread Central acquired the first image of the Marsten House set building, which was taken around the time of the filming (pictured below). This means that filming is most likely finished for the time being.
Clinton, Massachusetts has served as a stand-in for Jerusalem’s Lot on a number of occasions. During the second season of Hulu’s Castle Rock, the quiet New England hamlet served as the setting for the vampire-infested village that was set in the town. We’re not surprised, either, because the setting is eerily similar to a Stephen King novel.
Warner Bros. Pictures will release ‘Salem’s Lot’ in theatres across the United States on September 9, 2022. 45 days later, it is made available on HBO Max as a streaming service.