‘Salem’s Lot’ Gets Expected R Rating For “Bloody Violence”

by Thomas Tuna

What’s a great vampire story without some blood and violence?

The New Line Cinema remake of Stephen King’s 1975 bestseller Salem’s Lot recently had its release date erased from the Warner Bros. calendar, but now, some hope emerges.

The Motion Picture Association this week slapped an R rating on the film–for “bloody violence and language”–and that’s almost always a good sign that a movie is somewhere on the horizon. So stay tuned.

This adaptation–from writer/director Gary Dauberman–stars Lewis Pullman as author Ben Mears, who returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot to find inspiration for his next novel. But what he finds is the town overrun by vampires.

Pullman recently expressed optimism with the film and the filmmaker. Dauberman, the actor said, “is really keen on doing justice to the book. He’s a Stephen King hound dog, so he doesn’t want to do Stephen dirty.”

Joining Pullman in the cast are Makenzie Leigh as Susan Norton, Bill Camp as Matt Burke, Spencer Treat Clark as Mike Ryerson, Alfre Woodard as Dr. Cody, William Sadler as Kurt Barlow, Pilou Asbaek as Richard Straker, John Benjamin Hickey as Fr. Callahan, Jordan Preston Carter as Mark Petrie, Nicholas Crovetti as Danny Glick and Cade Woodward as Ralph Glick.

Keep reading Horror News Network for the next update on Salem’s Lot.


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