‘Salem’s Lot’: First Look At The Marsten House Set Construction In New England
Filming is now underway on the upcoming adaptation of Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot in Clinton, Massachusetts. Subsequently, Dread Central has just received our very first image of the set construction of the Marsten House, and from what we can tell, it looks spooky as hell.
This isn’t the first time Clinton, MA has stood in for Jerusalem’s Lot. The sleepy New England town was also the backdrop for the vampire-infested village during the second season of Hulu’s Castle Rock. We’re not surprised either, as the location is pure Stephen King vibes.
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Other images of Clinton, Massachusetts
After the success of their IT films, New Line is pulling zero punches on its upcoming adaptation of ‘Salem’s Lot, Stephen King’s second novel. The studio has hired a familiar face, Gary Dauberman, to helm the big-budget project. Dauberman wrote IT: Chapter 2 as well as the Annabelle series.
‘Salem’s Lot was first published in 1975 and became Stephen King’s first #1 bestseller in The New York Times. The novel became an immediate classic and quickly spawned the 1979 TV miniseries adaptation from Tobe Hooper.
The creative team behind the new ‘Salem’s Lot is a who’s-who of the spooky mainstream. It is directed by Gary Dauberman, the writer behind It: Chapter Two and the Annabelle series. You’ve also got James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring) producing alongside Mark Wolper and Roy Lee. Lee has the honor of producing IT, which currently sits as the highest-grossing horror movie ever made. I guess $700 M opens a few doors these days.
Lastly, how do you feel about this new version of ‘Salem’s Lot? Are you excited to see what Dauberman and friends are cooking up? Let me know on Twitter via @joshkorngut. I’m always down to talk all things, Stephen King!