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WB makes disappointing decision to release SALEM’S LOT for streaming on MAX

Warner Bros. continues to disappoint in decision making. They have announced that the highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’S Salem’s Lot it’s skipping theaters and coming out on the Max streaming service, and I’m extremely disappointed about that.

I saw a trailer for this movie a couple years ago at CinemaCon, and it looked pretty damn awesome! I was very excited to watch this movie in theaters, but for some reason the studio decided to release it on Max. The people who run that studio are the worst.

The author of the book, Stephen King, even advertised it! He said, “Between you and me, Twitter, I’ve seen the new SALEM’S LOT and it’s pretty good. Old school horror movie: slow build, big payoff. Not sure why WB is holding it back; not that it’s embarrassing, or whatever. Who knows. I just write the fucking stuff.”

King also said, “It feels like a horror version of slow-burn movies like THE GREAT ESCAPE. It’s very well constructed. There are deviations from the book that I don’t agree with, but overall faithful. Best scene: Danny Glick in the hospital , as he reaches for a bag of blood. Glick’s scene could have been directed by John Carpenter in his prime.”

Lewis Pullmann (Bad times at El Royale, Top Gun: nonconformist) stars inside Salem’s Lotand will take on the role of author Ben Mears, “a man who returns to his childhood home, Jerusalem’s Lot, in search of inspiration for his next book, only to find that his hometown has been taken over by a vampire, which led him to form a gang.” along with a ragtag group who will fight the evil presence.

Speaking previously about the film, Pullman said: “It’s scary to do these remakes, man. It’s like this and [Top Gun: Maverick], there is so much pressure that it is difficult to create a blend to be successful. But Gary Dauberman, the director, really cares about doing the book justice. Also, the previous adaptation was in two parts, because it’s a really heavy book and there are so many different moving parts and so many characters. So there are some parts where Gary had to push and find what was really the heart of the film to keep, but for the most part he’s really faithful to the book and keeps a lot of the original dialogue. He’s a Stephen King hound, so he doesn’t want to get Stephen dirty.”

He added: “So I think he’s in good hands, Gary’s a really smart guy who has a keen eye for things. I think he doesn’t just lean into jump scares, but he leans into the more conceptual and visual stuff which, rather than to a shock that fades from your body in the next five minutes, something that is more visual, like an imprint that is imprinted on your retinas like a disturbing image that you will wake up from in the middle of the night and from which you cannot shake the your head.”

The film comes from the director Gary Daubermann and even stars Jordan Preston Carter as Mark Petrie, Alfredo Woodard as Doctor Cody, Makenzie Leigh as Susan Norton, John Benjamin Hickey as Father Callahan, and William Sadler in an unannounced role. James Wan he is a producer of the film.

The film will be released on Max this year. At least they didn’t scrap it!

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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