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Ben Mears, a writer returns to the small Maine town of Jerusalem's Lot (also known as Salem's Lot), where he spent the first few years of his life, to write a book. Little does he or the townfolk realize that a couple of other new residents are coming...Straker, a antiques dealer, and his partner and master Barlow, a ancient and malevolent vampire bent on making Salem's Lot his new home. Written by
When Richard Straker confronts Susan Norton and Mark Petrie in Straker's house for the first time, Straker takes Norton's gun with his left hand, then Petrie's stake with his right hand. The stake then disappears and reappears in Straker's hand between shots. See more »
[Mark is standing at the entrance to the Marsten House cellar, but he is unable to go farther, despite wanting to help Susan, who is held down there]
Mark? I can't see, it's so dark.
[Barlow bites her offscreen]
Come down, boy.
I know your name!
I admire you, come down for a taste.
There's enough here for two, why would you run, boy?
[Mark flees out of a window and out of the Marsten House]
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I believe that most opinions of this movie will be split down the line of those who have read Stephen King's vampire classic closely and those who have not. Those followers of King's novel will probably hate this movie. Those who have not closely read the novel will have a better chance of enjoying it. I've read the novel many times and I don't like this movie. There are simply too many changes. Every character has been changed is many ways. It seems like the people involved in this movie tried very hard to make sure that everyone would know that this is modern times. Updating is one thing, but throwing those changes in the face is another. I didn't find one sympathetic human character in this movie. I would have been rooting for the vampires to win, but the vampires were too stupidly modern. Not scary at all. If there were such things as vampires, I would definitely choose to battle these stupid and very easy to kill vamps, than the terrifying vampires in the novel. I guess this movie was influenced by the Buffy effect. Vampires whose flesh and bone is evidently made of butter. Poke them in the back with a stick and watch them die.
In closing, You might enjoy this movie if you've not read the novel and prefer your vampires modern and closer to human than what Stephen King's novel portrays. 2 out of 10
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