Salem’s Lot 2022 Movie Review Trailer Online

Director: Gary Dauberman
Writers: Gary Dauberman, Stephen King
Stars: Lewis Pullman, Pilou Asbæk, William Sadler

We’re getting a new “Salem’s Lot” movie this year, and we just got our first taste of what to expect at CinemaCon. The book itself was one of King’s earliest works and was published in 1975. It centers on an author named Ben Mears who returns to (you guessed it!) Salem’s Lot to write a book about the house that has haunted him ever since. he was a child. However, he discovers his hometown infested with vampires.

We’re on the ground at CinemaCon in Las Vegas to take a look at what many studios have in the near future. Warner Bros. decided to bring back a bit of its latest adaptation of King from director Gary Dauberman, director of “Annabelle Comes Home” and writer of “It.” Dauberman is also meeting with modern horror maestro James Wan, who is on board as a producer. So what have they prepared for us? Let’s get into it.

While we wait for a trailer, Warner Bros. has confirmed this afternoon that its remake of Stephen King’s vampire story Salem’s Lot is coming exclusively to theaters later this year, currently scheduled for release on September 9, 2022. In fact, this will be the first time this particular King classic has been on the big screen, as the previous two adaptations were made for television.

The September 9th date isn’t *new* news, but it’s been about a year since we’ve heard anything about the project, so it’s good to know the original plan still remains for this one.

Dauberman took the stage today to give CinemaCon attendees a sneak peek at some early footage from “Salem’s Lot.” The filmmaker introduced the first look by calling the vampire novel “one of the crown jewels” of King’s library. He noted that, like “IT,” which was also adapted into a now-dated miniseries before hitting the big screen in 2017, “Salem’s Lot” is the rare King property that hasn’t been made into a feature until now.

The director noted that it’s important to him that the scares in the new “Salem’s Lot” feel as grounded as the novel it’s based on, and make vampires feel fear by highlighting their humanity. The first footage reflects just that. In it, a group of people walk through a foggy wooded area in search of something or someone. “Don’t you think there’s a chance it’s still out there somewhere?” a woman asks. “Not if history tells us anything,” replies Bill Camp’s Matt Burke.

As the group observes that the city has been the victim of more than one mysterious disappearance, the camera cuts to a man digging a grave in the dark. This gives way to snapshots of the chaos that is about to ensue in Jerusalem’s Lot, Maine. A boy with glasses wanders in the middle of the street, covered in blood. A resident is attacked from behind by an invisible silhouette. Then finally we get a good look at these vampires.

The first images of the creatures stalking “Salems Lot” are impressive. We see a vampire on fire, a vampire facing off with a priest, and a vampire hiding in a dark, closet-like space inches from Matt and the aforementioned boy. The most indelible sequence, however, shows the sudden and terrifying appearance of tons of vampires through a tricky pan. The camera pans to a man running alone down the street, then the camera quickly zooms out as someone calls out his name. As he backs up, the street is suddenly filled with vampires. It’s a great classic feel horror movie scare.

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