First Footage For New ‘Salem’s Lot’ Sets Horrifying Scene

by Thomas Tuna

No doubt about it–Jerusalem’s Lot is one scary place.

The feature adaptation of Stephen King’s masterful Salem’s Lot will hit theaters this fall, and fans have been breathlessly waiting for the first trailer to be released.

Well, Warner Bros. unveiled the first footage of the film at this week’s CinemaCon and, while the video has not been made available for public consumption at this time, a description has been released, courtesy of

This first clip of the movie shows, according to the description, a “moody shot of a forest. A group of men is looking for a missing person. He’s not the first boy to go missing.”

The next scene is “a man digging up a grave. Suddenly, a pounding from inside the casket. He looks down into the hole, and then a small vampire child runs up behind him and bites him.”

The vampires look “very pale and have weird, glowing eyes. Slowly, the town turns until there are vampires everywhere. The man runs into the street. The town is deserted. Someone calls his name to warn him, and he looks back in the direction he came from.”

Then, the camera pans back and we see “the street and buildings lined with glowing eyes of vampires.” Yup, that sets the mood.

This new Salem’s Lot–scheduled for a theatrical release Sept. 9–is written and directed by Gary Dauberman, and stars Lewis Pullman, Pilou Asbaek, John Benjamin Hickey, Mackenzie Leigh, Bill Camp, Spencer Treat Clark, Alfre Woodward, Jordan Preston Carter, Nicholas Crovetti, Cade Woodward and William Sadler.

King’s famous storyline follows author Ben Mears as he returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot, looking for inspiration for his new book. But what he finds is the town “being preyed upon by a bloodthirsty vampire.”

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on this new adaptation of Salem’s Lot.


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