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Stephen King & James Wan Team Up for SALEMíS LOT Remake
Dread Central ^ | 04-24-2019 | Josh Millican

Posted on 07/02/2019 2:12:03 PM PDT by NRx

A year ago, the internet was all aflutter with news that James Wan was producing a remake of Stephen King’s The Tommyknockers (which had previously been adapted for TV). That project, obviously, never materialized. Today, however, it would appear that the 20th Century and 21st Century Masters of Horror will once again attempt a collaboration with a remake of Salem’s Lot (originally directed by Tobe Hooper and also produced for TV).

The Wrap is also reporting that Gary Dauberman will be writing the script. The writer is one of horror’s hottest properties, linked to Wan as the scribe of all three Annabelle spinoffs (not to mention The Nun), and to King as the screenwriter of Andy Muschiettie’s IT and IT: Chapter Two.

It sounds like a dream team, and while Salem’s Lot still delivers thrills almost 40 years after its release, an R-rated adaptation would be fantastic. Want to fight about it?

Obviously, the project is in its infancy, but let’s hope this collaboration doesn’t disappear like The Tommyknockers. Finger’s crossed.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: movies; salemslot; stephenking
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Saw the 79 version as a kid when it first broadcast. Scared the bleep out of me. A few weeks after I woke up in the middle of the night to the distinct sound of tapping and scratching on my 2nd floor bedroom window right over my bed. I am pretty sure I levitated out of my bed. Turned out it was just an old tree in the back yard. The wind had picked up and a branch was tapping on my window, like it probably had a hundred times before. If I had the money, I'd have given a thousand bucks for the right to cut down that tree the next day.
1 posted on 07/02/2019 2:12:03 PM PDT by NRx
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2 posted on 07/02/2019 2:19:23 PM PDT by JonPreston
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Read the book first, which was a real attention getter. Then watched the original mini-series with David Soul as Ben Mears, and James Mason as Richard K. Straker.
Watched the remake (2004) with Rob Lowe, but it wasn’t as good as the first series. They’re remaking “The Stand” as well.


3 posted on 07/02/2019 2:20:03 PM PDT by mass55th ("Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." ~~ John Wayne)
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Back to vampires und zombies, witches and wizards have run the course.

What next? Werewolves, of course. And from there, more politically correct apocalyptic sagas And aliens.

So long as TPTB are terrified of doing something differently the same ho-hum boring predictable plot lines continue.

The producers’ answer to it is more cowbell.


4 posted on 07/02/2019 2:26:25 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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Lol you must be around the same age as me. Me and my brother saw that in 79 (he’s 2 years younger than me) and whoa, I remember that clear as a bell to this day, the vampire kid floating outside the window, it scared the hell out of us and we were watching it in the dark or the first time we saw the master vampire with the huge long fang lol lol Thatl starred Lance Kerwin and David Soul, that will always be the top vampire movie. Oh or how about the one scene, the vampire upstairs sitting in the rocking chair!!


5 posted on 07/02/2019 2:27:15 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary walks free, equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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Progressive whore King will not see a dime from me.


6 posted on 07/02/2019 2:44:21 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet
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“Oh or how about the one scene, the vampire upstairs sitting in the rocking chair!!”

https://youtu.be/uHNO7w1xsQk


7 posted on 07/02/2019 2:48:41 PM PDT by NRx (A man of honor passes his father's civilization to his son without surrendering it to strangers.)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I am probably the last American whose entire life does not revolve around politics. Sigh...


8 posted on 07/02/2019 2:49:36 PM PDT by NRx (A man of honor passes his father's civilization to his son without surrendering it to strangers.)
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Do you think they’ll follow the book like the miniseries did so long ago?


9 posted on 07/02/2019 2:58:16 PM PDT by W. (NRA life member! Cost me 500 bones, but oh, well!)
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King writes amazing novels, is an asshole personally, and most of the movie adaptations are horrible. Carrie and The Shining being two notable examples. I loved “The Stand” enough to visit most of the places in it, but can’t remember if I even knew there was a movie or TV version. Because it sucked or would have. As will the new one. Some books can’t be made into movies, that’s all there is to it.


10 posted on 07/02/2019 2:58:50 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust the Plan.)
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Gotta give King props, his vampires were old school. They were evil incarnate and they looked like corpses and stunk of the grave.

Old school.

Not glam, twenty something sous bois who are “misunderstood” who have skin condition and allergic to sunlight.

Unless the R movie screws it up, I might go with my brother whom we sometimes venture to the movies together.


11 posted on 07/02/2019 3:20:14 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Welcome to Thunderdome... America 2019)
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A retread .... “the quest for more money.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgRFQJCHcPw


12 posted on 07/02/2019 3:22:03 PM PDT by dhs12345
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Guess they feel they need three versions now, like Carrie got


13 posted on 07/02/2019 3:23:42 PM PDT by BillyBoy (States rights is NOT a suicide pact)
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Andy Muschiettie’s IT and IT: Chapter Two

Didn't care for for the big screen "It". having a R rating and kids cussing like they were in "Deadwood"series ruined the atmosphere of childhood innocence threatened by an unspeakable evil.

Halfway though the movie I was cheering for Pennywise to murder the joker kid.

The TV series was much better, IMHO.
14 posted on 07/02/2019 3:30:55 PM PDT by RedMonqey (Welcome to Thunderdome... America 2019)
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Saw the 79 version as a kid when it first broadcast. Scared the bleep out of me. A few weeks after I woke up in the middle of the night to the distinct sound of tapping and scratching on my 2nd floor bedroom window right over my bed.

Same here. I was a kid as well and had never been more scared in my life. For weeks afterwards I would wake up in the middle of the night and stare out my window from bed waiting for the vampires to arrive.

Salem's Lot traumatized a generation of Gen-X children.

15 posted on 07/02/2019 3:38:28 PM PDT by Drew68
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Lol. Not just Gen-Xers. Some of older sibs, too...


16 posted on 07/02/2019 3:44:23 PM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds,)
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If they actually follow the book it will be an incredible show, IMO.


17 posted on 07/02/2019 3:47:47 PM PDT by TheStickman (#MAGA all day every day!)
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Oh wow awesome!!! Thanks! Wow, that really holds up to this day, if they are making a remake I doubt they can do it any better than that.


18 posted on 07/02/2019 3:50:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (As long as Hillary walks free, equal justice under the law will never exist in the USA)
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Guess they feel they need three versions now, like Carrie got

Unfortunately, horror films don't age well. Younger viewers tend to be put off by the dress and dated styles of pacing and cinematography and don't find them frightening in the least.

I remember Phantasm scaring the bejeezus out of me when I was a kid. Not long ago I played it for some much younger cousins who laughed and thought it was stupid. They were right.

19 posted on 07/02/2019 3:51:18 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: JonPreston

Ditto. Socialist creep.


20 posted on 07/02/2019 3:54:26 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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