Finally, Gary Dauberman’s salem lot It is almost here. It has been almost exactly three years since the project was announced to be in development, and Stephen King fans around the world have been forced to exhibit great patience as they wait for the film to be completed. Now, the theatrical release is only a few months away, and while the film’s first trailer is obviously not ready to be shown to the masses just yet, tonight we got a special early look at the adaptation that has us all set. -the-moon excited for the next horror show.
Tonight, Warner Bros. made its studio debut at CinemaCon, the annual convention held in Las Vegas for theater owners, and while showcasing its impressive slate for the year, the studio showed off its first-ever footage . salem lot. We didn’t get to see the full 15 minutes of the movie like with Bullet train last night, but the sizzle that was screened showed incredible and terrifying material, and perhaps the most exciting part of it all was acknowledging key scenes from the book being brought to the big screen.
What key scenes in particular? I’m so glad you asked, as I’ve broken down three of the exciting moments below!
Mike Ryerson is attacked in the cemetery
Poor Mike Ryerson. In Jerusalem’s Lot, Mike is known as a mere chump who does odd jobs for people and sadly ends up being one of the first victims of the vampire plague that ends up engulfing the titular small town of Maine. The scene where he is attacked and turned is definitely terrifying, and the CinemaCon footage offered a brief look at what to expect from the upcoming film’s key moment.
Working at the cemetery, Mike Ryerson (Spencer Treat Clark) is tasked with filling the grave of Danny Glick (Nicholas Crovetti), who dies after a bout of what doctors can only identify as some kind of strange anemia (of course). , the scourge of vampires was unknown to medical experts at the time). As he shovels dirt, Mike hears banging…and then realizes the sound is coming from the coffin he’s burying. Before he has a moment to freak out, Danny, sporting a new set of glowing eyes, charges at him… and while we didn’t see the aftermath in footage, everyone who’s read Stephen King’s book knows what happens. (and even if you haven’t, you can probably guess).
There’s a vampire in Matthew Burke’s house
Of course, the fact that Mike Ryerson is attacked in the graveyard does not mean that he abandons the plot of salem lot from that point forward; instead, he actually becomes a notable antagonist. This distinction is appropriate primarily because of an encounter he has with Matthew Burke (Bill Camp), a high school English teacher who is one of the few characters to acknowledge the vampire attack on Jerusalem’s Lot, and that moment was briefly featured in the footage. shown at CinemaCon.
The movie clip didn’t show much (mainly Mathew Burke hiding from the monster that ended up in his house), but it was instantly recognizable as the scene from the Stephen King novel, and I’m instantly anticipating seeing the whole thing unfold on screen. big later this year.
Father Callahan faces evil
Father Callahan (played by John Benjamin Hickey in salem lot) has become a fan-favorite character among constant readers, particularly as Stephen King included him as a key figure in his Beloved dark tower series, which first appears in the fifth book of the saga, creek wolves. That’s not to say, however, that Callahan doesn’t have some spectacular moments in King’s vampire epic, and one of those sequences was teased in the salem lot Images from CinemaCon.
While I won’t go into too much detail for those of you who haven’t read the book yet, Father Callahan ends up having a key showdown in the third act of the story, and the first look at the film apparently showed a remarkable take. of him, specifically one in which Callahan holds up a cross that literally glows in the presence of the evil that is the vampire menace in Jerusalem’s Lot. It’s a powerful image, particularly when you know the outcome of the source material.
Being a ridiculously big fan of Stephen King, salem lot It was already high on my list of the most anticipated movies coming out in 2022, but based on what was shown at CinemaCon, my excitement has found a new height. The movie looks faithful and riveting, and should make a wonderful treat for the Halloween season.
salem lot features a standout cast including Lewis Pullman, William Sadler, Pilou Asbæk, Alfre Woodard, Bill Camp, Makenzie Leigh, John Benjamin Hickey and Jordan Preston Carter, and hits theaters on September 9. to see our salem lot Quick Things, and for updates on all the Stephen King adaptations currently in the works, do yourself a favor and check out our upcoming Stephen King Movies and TV guide.