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A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot.

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Joe Weber
Ricky Addison Reed ...
Jeremy Weber
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Dr. Van Meer
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Judge Axel
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Mrs. Axel
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Sherry
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Aunt Clara
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Sally
James Dixon ...
Rains
David Holbrook ...
Deputy
Katja Crosby ...
Cathy
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Amanda
Brad Rijn ...
Clarence
Janelle Webb ...
Sarah (as Georgia Janelle Webb)
Robert Burr ...
Dr. Fenton
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Storyline

Joe Weber is an anthropologist who takes his son on a trip to the New England town of Salem's Lot unaware that it is populated by vampires. When the inhabitants reveal their secret, they ask Joe to write a bible for them. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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Salem 2 - Die Rückkehr  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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This film and It's Alive III: Island of the Alive (1987) were intended to go straight to video, they were instead given a limited theatrical release before hitting video. See more »

Goofs

When Joe socks his camera man on the river in the jungle, he socks the guys left eye. When the guy reacts, he initially grabs his left eye but quickly moves to the right eye and makes a big fuss. See more »

Quotes

Van Meer: I'm not a Nazi hunter. I'm a Nazi killer!
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It's NO Salem's Lot....

But not as bad as others might have you believe either. Michael Moriarity returns from South America to get his mal-adjusted son and brings him to a house he inherited in Maine in the cozy little town of Salem's Lot. This film has no bearing on the original source, nor is it a similair film in any way. Larry Cohen directs and creates his vision. He shows us a town where vampirism is an accepted and seemingly normal lifestyle. The story has plenty of flaws, and sure does ask you to do a lot of suspending belief, but it has at its core a pretty interesting story of a father and a son bonding amidst their own weaknesses and a horde of vampires. Moriarity is good and some of the character actors are in fine form, especially Samuel Fuller barking out one-liners and Andrew Duggan(his last film) as the head vampire with New England grace and charm. Some exceptionally weak areas are special effects. The evil vampire face is absurd-looking, like a mask from a shop! All in all, I enjoyed this very flawed film for its heart.


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