MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 137 this week

'Salem's Lot (2004)

TV Movie  -   -  Horror | Drama | Mystery  -  20 June 2004 (USA)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 7,270 users  
Reviews: 147 user | 27 critic

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (teleplay)
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Leonard Nimoy: 1931-2015

Best known for his work on "Star Trek," actor and director Leonard Nimoy died on Friday in Los Angeles. Read our full story on his varied career, and view our memorial photo gallery.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 47 titles
created 25 May 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 01 Feb 2013
 
a list of 35 titles
created 09 Dec 2013
 
a list of 31 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "'Salem's Lot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: 'Salem's Lot (TV Movie 2004)

'Salem's Lot (TV Movie 2004) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of 'Salem's Lot.

User Polls

Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

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

Director: Larry Cohen
Stars: Michael Moriarty, Samuel Fuller, Ricky Addison Reed
Desperation (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish
The Tommyknockers (TV Mini-Series 1993)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutates.

Stars: Jimmy Smits, Marg Helgenberger, John Ashton
Crime | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected.

Director: Fraser Clarke Heston
Stars: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia
Storm of the Century (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Horror | Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them. A strange visitor named Andre Linoge comes to the small village and gives ... See full summary »

Stars: Becky Ann Baker, Kathleen Chalfant, Adam Zolotin
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband. Her husband is a Seattle oil tycoon who ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Lisa Brenner, Steven Brand, Kate Burton
Sometimes They Come Back (TV Movie 1991)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid.

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Tim Matheson, Brooke Adams, Robert Rusler
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger
Rose Red (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown
Fantasy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

Director: Mark Pavia
Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan
The Stand (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one lead by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Dr. James Cody
...
Mark Petrie (as Daniel Byrd)
...
...
...
Charlie Rhodes
...
...
Sheriff Parkins (as Steve Vidler)
...
Ruth Crockett
...
Dud Rogers
...
Todd MacDonald ...
Edit

Storyline

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 KLange

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In a small town, evil spreads quickly.


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

20 June 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Salem's Lot  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Unlike his film counterpart, Father Callahan (James Cromwell) survives the book, and even goes on to appear in Stephen King's epic series, The Dark Tower. See more »

Goofs

When Matt confronts Mike Ryerson in his house, Mike's autopsy scars change sides from right to left and back again. See more »

Quotes

Mark Petrie: [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] Susan!
Susan Norton: Mark? I can't see, it's so dark.
[Barlow bites her offscreen]
Susan Norton: Ohhhhh...
Kurt Barlow: Come down, boy.
Mark Petrie: I know your name!
Kurt Barlow: I admire you, come down for a taste.
Mark Petrie: It's Barlow!
Kurt Barlow: There's enough here for two, why would you run, boy?
[Mark flees out of a window and out of the Marsten House]
See more »

Connections

Featured in Cinemania: Stephen King: O vasilias tou tromou (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Paint It Black
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by Gob
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Why the bad reviews? - this is a great movie
23 October 2004 | by (Evansville, Indiana) – See all my reviews

Just watched the DVD and was gripped from beginning to end. Why all these bad comments? King's book reaches into the well worn bag of Vampire clichés and recreates the myth. Instead of a wild, exotic location, his vampire tale happens in our own back yard - small town USA. The movie, like the book, details characters - typical types, but uniquely drawn to perk our interest - setting up ordinary and recognizable patterns of action and behavior. Enter the vampire; strange things happen, the patterns shake and change; the town goes from sunlit Americana to moonlit nightmare. This movie changes many of King's original notions, but maintains the heart and soul of his book. The first fifteen or twenty minutes, introduced by the Lowe character with a steady and pointed commentary,

brilliantly introduces the story's characters while it's signaling the movie's main conflict. For me, this was seamless storytelling; convincing, entertaining, and, with the overall dark mood reflected in the words and Lowe's voice, a foreshadowing that's all the more ironic because what we're looking at is so ordinary. Being a TV mini series, the film makers didn't have to cram the book into a two hour box. Time is taken to develop characters, relationships; action unfolds at a pace that seems steadily natural - nothing is pushed. Knowing more about the characters means we feel more for them when bad things happen. At least, I did. Rob Lowe's measured, low key performance anchors the movie. I believed he was a writer, who's guarded, repressed nature was rigidly calculated as if all things in life progressed like words in a well written sentence. I found all the Vampire stuff genuinely spooky - mainly because it all seemed so sad. With only a few misguided gestures along the way (the incest bit, for one, seemed unnecessary), this director focused the movie with care and respect. Even when "bad" characters are "changed" we feel a kind of empathy that is all but nonexistent in Horror movies these days. Maybe watching it in one sitting, as I did, with no interruptions, is why I could follow and appreciate things that others (based on the majority of these comments) seemed to miss. My opinion is firm: this is a great movie.


54 of 76 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Awful WeRNotAfraid
6.1? dannymallow
LARRY CROCKET + DAUGHTER ex-inferis-asha
what...the...fu... cCsaltyCc
Evie the boarding house owner's connection to Hubie? mwhite-39
Tetanus shot against vampire venom???? fette_henne
Discuss 'Salem's Lot (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?