Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot is one of the most chilling stories about small towns. The Master of Horror wrote its sequel, ‘One for the Road’. The short story is now all set to become the first short film that will have Stephen King’s name in the crew. The film, ‘One For The Road’ stars Lance Henricksen (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Danielle Harris (The Last Boy Scout), Don Schribner and Matt Roy (I am Not a Serial Killer) among others. Lance stars as ‘Old Booth. Danielle Harris takes on the role of ‘Hannah’ and Don Schribner will play ‘Tookie’. Matt Roy plays ‘Booth’.
Here’s the synopsis of the Hollywood Horror Film
The main part of the story is set a couple of years after the events of ‘Salem’s Lot. Booth states that things in town got quiet after the great fire that burned at the lot.
Mark and Ben are never mentioned or known to residents outside the town or Booth. The film hints they accomplished killing some vampires. Booth explain the peacefulness didn’t last long, hinting that some did survive and the vampires spread again.
Booth admits that people of his town now live with religious superstition and are wary at night. Though no one speaks of Jerusalem’s Lot being filled with vampires, they silently admit they believe in it.
Booth describes a winter’s night years ago, when he and his friend, a bar owner named Herb “Tookey” Tooklander, attempted to rescue the family of a motorist named Gerard Lumley, whose vehicle had become stranded in a ferocious blizzard.
At first mildly contemptuous of Lumley for driving in such weather, both men are horrified when they realize that Lumley’s vehicle is stranded in Jerusalem’s Lot. Though they know “the Lot” has gone bad, they reluctantly still decide to drive out in Tookey’s Scout and attempt to save Lumley’s family.
Instead, they barely manage to save themselves from the man’s wife and daughter, who have been turned into vampires, while Lumley himself ends up being vampirized by his wife. The story ends with Booth warning the reader that if they ever find themselves on the road through ‘Salem’s Lot, they should keep on driving and not stop for any reason.
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