One for the Road is a Stephen King Dollar Baby film that is a direct sequel to the events of the 1979 mini-series 'Salem's Lot.
Set nearly 40 years after the end of 'Salem's Lot, One for the Road tells the story of the Lumley family as they make their way to Maine to visit relatives. After losing their GPS signal and ignoring the warnings to stay out of The Lot, Gerard Lumley takes a fateful turn down an abandoned road That he believes will save them time in reaching his mother's house. However they become stranded on the outskirts of town when their tire is flattened and theirs no one to put on the spare. Leaving his wife Janey and daughter Francie behind, Gerard makes his way through a cold New England winter to find help from two unlikely heroes in a bar. Unaware of the towns gruesome history, Mr. Lumley soon learns that there are worst things in this world than taking longer to get to where you need to go!
Written and Directed by Joseph Horning, One for the Road is currently seeking funding through PayPal contributions.
My name is Joseph Horning and I am the Writer/Producer/Director of One for the Road. Stephen King has always been an inspiration to me. In fact he's the reason why I became a writer and got into film making in the first place, so to have his permission to adapt one of his stories and give it my own unique vision is more than I could've possibly imagined. Your contributions to this campaign will help me fulfill a lifelong dream of making a film for Stephen King!
A Return To 'Salem's Lot
I can remember seeing the mini-series for 'Salem's Lot on television as a teenager long before I read the novel and it terrified me. In all honesty, my first trip into Salem's Lot was in King's 1978 short story collection Night Shift which featured two tales of terror about the fictitious Maine town. The first was simply called "Jerusalem's Lot" which explored the towns dark past, letting the reader know that there has always been an evil in the Lot that stretches back centuries. The second tale is "One for the Road" a sequel to 'Salem's Lot.
Set only a few short years after the events that concluded the novel, "One for the Road" tells the story of Herb "Tookey" Tooklander and his friend Booth as they venture into the Lot despite the danger, to help Gerard Lumley rescue his wife and young daughter before they can be attacked by vampires! Though modern in its telling, "One for the Road" always felt like an old fashioned Gothic tale.
The story has been adapted several times over the years into other "Dollar Baby" films but each filmmaker has modernize the tale, setting the events of the novel 'Salem's Lot and "One for the Road" within recent years.
My plan is to take the story of "One for the Road" and not only make it a direct sequel to the novel but a modernized sequel to the original mini-series directed by Tobe Hooper in 1979. I've also taken some liberties with the story, adapting it to fit my vision by focusing on the Lumley family and their journey through Maine as they barrel towards the fateful events that await them down that dark road in 'Salem's Lot!
Are Dollar Baby Films Really Possible?
Yes they are! Ever since the late 1970's and early 1980's Stephen King was asked repeatedly by aspiring filmmakers if they could have permission to adapt his short stories into movies. Mr. King graciously grants the non-exclusive rights for these films to be made with the expressed understanding that they are not to be made for commercial use and that he still retains film rights to do with the production as he pleases.
Probably the most famous member of the "Dollar Baby" film club is Frank Darabont whose adaptation of "The Woman in the Room" was so well received that it led Stephen King to giving him a "handshake deal" to the rights of "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption"!
Meet The Team
CURTIS K CASE
C. AUGUSTUS GARFIELD
2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
SISA COLLETTI VANELLI
HAIR & MAKEUP/SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP
SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP
HAIR & MAKEUP
KYRA DAWN WAGLER
ON SET PHOTOGRAPHER
KIMBERLY BETH THOMAS
Get the Official One for the Road Movie Poster autographed by the cast, the One for the Road Dollar Baby Mug and One for the Road hat!
Every film faces certain challenges that could delay production or worse, drive a stake through its heart and bring about its untimely demise! "One for the Road" will be no different. As a filmmaker I've had my share of disappointments in productions I've worked on from crew canceling at the last minute to talent not committing fully to the project we're working on, but I've endured each of those challenges, striving to finish what I started.
The biggest risk we'd have going into production of "One for the Road" would be to fall short of our goal of $20,000. If that happens it's a possibility that the film will not get made. However, even if we fall short but come close to what we hope to make we'd still push forward with production. Obviously the more money we make the better the film will be! Every dollar we earn is required by contract to go into the making of "One for the Road" and helps us move one step closer to seeing our dream come alive on the screen!
Risks & Challenges
*You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from the event. Once the film is completed you will be notified of a the time and location of the premiere, which will happen some time in early 2018.
Props given away could range from the Bible and crucifix used by Tookey and Booth or the wolf's head cane used by Writer/Producer/Director Joseph Horning in our crowdfunding video, or maybe even the Creepshow poster autographed by Chris Garofalo of Quiltface Studios.
The front and back covers of Ben Mears' final novel, A House of Shadows designed by Joseph Horning. Notice the attention to detail in not only referencing Ben's other novel, Conway's Daughter but also in the other authors giving praise to the final work of the man who brought an end to Kurt Barlow?
On the cover, Paul Sheldon, author of the Misery Chastain novels is quoted as saying how terrifying the novel is. On the back cover at the top, Bill Denbrough, author and one of the seven Loser's to take down Pennywise the Dancing Clown is quoted as saying how unnerving and real A House of Shadows feels.
Finally, Scott Landon, author of such books as Empty Devils and Relics, talks about how A House of Shadows made him scream! All three of these authors are characters in other Stephen King novels (Misery, IT and Lisey's Story) which helps give One for the Road and the original 'Salem's Lot miniseries a connection to an expanding Stephen King cinematic universe!
Each book comes with storyboards illustrated by Kyra Dawn Wagler with specific notes from the director and cinematographer.
We are seeking contributions in the amount of $20,000 in order to complete this film. Your contributions will help bring One for the Road to life. Every dollar you contribute helps towards bringing this eerie and atmospheric tale of terror from the page to the screen. Some of the things we'll be using the money for are:
PAYING THE CAST AND CREW
CKC Quarterly Productions is a signatory of the Screen Actors Guild and as such must abide by SAG-AFTRA rules concerning paying and insuring all union actors involved in the production.
We have a cast of 5 principal actors as well as one extra and a dozen featured actors. Our crew is also small. Everyone's time is valuable and many of the actors and crew will be giving up time from full time jobs to work on "One for the Road." Their commitment and dedication to working on this production means a lot to all of us and we want to compensate them for their efforts in making a great film!
We have several locations that have committed to allow us to film on their premises as long as we provide them with the necessary insurance.
Eric Wade, owner of the Inn at Maple Grove has graciously given us permission to film the bulk of "One for the Road's" scenes in this old historic tavern.
The nearly abandoned, ghost-like town of Centralia, PA will stand in for the burnt out remains of Salem's Lot. A coal fire raging beneath the town for nearly 60 years has caused all but a handful of residence to move out and the government to revoke it's postal code and demolish what was left of Centralia. Interestingly enough, Centralia was the inspiration behind the film adaptation of Silent Hill.
This abandoned home is tucked away in the woods near Phoenixville, PA and will stand in as the ruins of the old Marsten House.
This abandoned bridge in Upper Hanover Township is where the climax of our film will take place!
Many of our actors will be from out of state so we will have to provide some place for them to stay.
We're going to have to transport the cast, crew and equipment to some locations as well as rent two vehicles for the film.
Everyone needs to eat, even bloodthirsty vampires! We want to provide them with food that they can really sink their teeth into!
We want to make the best looking film possible and in order to do that we'll need the best gear. We will be filming in 4K Ultra High Definition. Most of the gear is already in hand though there are a few things we still need such as portable LED lights, upgraded camera rigs, extra lenses and car mounts, just to name a few.
PROPS/SPECIAL FX/HAIR & MAKEUP
We want "One for the Road" to have an old style horror film feel to it, so SFX shots will be at a minimum. No CGI or technical gimmicks. All of our effects will be done on the spot, in camera! One of the most difficult techniques will involve making the actors appear to levitate without the use of standard green screen effects. In order to achieve this, we will need to build a rig that the actors will be suspended from (see, this is where the insurance can save our necks - no pun intended)!
Many of the props we'll need will basically consist of set dressings for the bar as well as enhancing the special effects and makeup with prosthetics for the actors to wear (i.e. fangs and contact lenses).
Lots and lots of blood!
Paying to have the film edited.
Rental of sound stages for audio overdubs. Everything will be captured during the shoot but there are always unforeseen circumstances that pop up where we might have to do some ADR work.
Paying for the film score
What We Need And What You Get
SHIRT DESIGN #9
have one for the road at Tookey's Tavern Tees #1
All white, rustic sign design at an angle inside a circle with "Have One for the Road at" and "Cumberland County, ME" on the outside perimeter of the circle printed on the front of the shirt.
SHIRT DESIGN #10
have one for the road at Tookey's Tavern Tees #2
All white, rustic sign design printed on the front of the shirt.
SHIRT DESIGN #11
have one for the road at Tookey's Tavern Tees #3
All color design of the Tookey's Tavern sign at an angle with the words "Have One for the Road At" in an all white letters in a half circle above.
SHIRT DESIGN #12
have one for the road at Tookey's Tavern Tees #4
All color design of the Tookey's Tavern sign at an angle with the words "Have One for the Road At" in an all red letters in a half circle above.
SHIRT DESIGN #13
have one for the road at Tookey's Tavern Tees #5
All color sign design at an angle inside a red circle with "Have One for the Road at" and "Cumberland County, ME" on the outside perimeter of the circle in all white letters, printed on the front of the shirt.
Get a physical copy of the One for the Road screenplay autographed by Writer/Producer/Director Joseph Horning.
Have one for the road and raise a glass to Tookey and Booth as you celebrate all of your awards with a set of custom shot glasses!
Everyone who donates to One for the Road will receive award for their contributions! Below are a list of the perks that are available! Once you've selected the dollar amount you'd like to contribute to One for the Road, we will email for specific information (i.e. shirt size) as well to inform you on when you can expect your prize!
The chance to contribute to One for the Road will be available from now until February 28, 2018.
I know what you're probably wondering "Is a dollar really all you're asking asking for?" Absolutely! There have been plenty of times when people would love to contribute money to a campaign but they just can't spare $50 or $100, and the option of just donating $1 seemed like so little that they end up not pledging at all. So for this movie, in keeping up with the spirit of the Dollar Babies, $1 is all we're asking for!
Now don't get me wrong, if you would like to throw in a few more bucks to help us reach our goal faster I won't stop you. In fact we have perks at higher levels than just $1, but we want you to know we're not asking you to break the bank.
Take a look behind the scenes of the film with the cast and crew!
Get the chance to read the script before you see the movie! And share the poster with all of your friends to let them know you helped bring a Stephen King film to life!
Choose between the various shirts below. When we email you we'll ask for your size and which number shirt you'd like to order.
SHIRT DESIGN #1
One for the Road: A Dollar Baby Film title on the front and the CKC Quarterly Productions logo on the back.
SHIRT DESIGN #2
One for the Road: A Dollar Baby Film CREW shirt with the films title on the front and CREW on the back.
SHIRT DESIGN #3
One for the Road: A Dollar Baby Film new title design on the front with the CKC Quarterly Productions logo on the back.
SHIRT DESIGN #4
One for the Road: A Dollar Baby Film new title design CREW shirt with the films title on the front and CREW on the back.
SHIRT DESIGN #7
Tookey's Tavern Tees
Full color design of the Tookey's Tavern Sign printed on the front of the shirt
SHIRT DESIGN #8
Tookey's Tavern Rustic Tees
All white, rustic sign design printed on the front of the shirt.
SHIRT DESIGN #5
One for the Road: A Dollar Baby Film title on the front only.
SHIRT DESIGN #6
One for the Road: A Dollar Baby Film new title design on the front only.