Saturday, December 31, 2016

For the Road – Kickstarter

I came across this Kickstarter on Facebook and it is for a short film imagining of the Stephen King short One for the Road – a sequel to the seminal ‘Salem’s Lot. This isn’t the first time this has been done. It was filmed in (approximately) 2010 by Bulgarian filmmakers as Wrong Way. Whilst preparing this blog I also found another version from 2011 entitled One for the Road (and will feature that short here very soon).

However the fact that it has been made before doesn’t take away from someone making it once again – and I am looking forward to contrasting this new version with its predecessors.

For those who haven’t read the short the Kickstarter page carries the following synopsis: ““For the Road” focuses on the locals who drink away their sorrows and superstitions at Took’s Tavern. It follows Alex Booth as she recalls her last night in Jerusalem’s Lot, a small ghost town inhabited by vampires where visitors are lucky to make it out alive. Booth and her friend, Herb Tooklander, brave the dark to help Gerry Lumley, an out of towner whose family is stranded in The Lot during a storm.

As with all Kickstarters, this is posted for information only – a decision to back the project is done at your own risk. The Kickstarter page is here.

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