Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
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 Ben Mears (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Matt Burke (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Richard Straker (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Susan Norton (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Dr. James Cody (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Mark Petrie (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Kurt Barlow (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Father Donald Callahan (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Charlie Rhodes (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Larry Crockett (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Sheriff Parkins (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Ruth Crockett (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Dud Rogers (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Mike Ryerson (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Floyd Tibbits (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Sandy McDougall (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Royce McDougall (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Ann Norton (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Eva Prunier (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Ed 'Weasel' Craig (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Danny Glick (2 episodes, 2004)
Zac Richmond ...
 Ralphie Glick (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Marjorie Glick (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Tony Glick (2 episodes, 2004)
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 Joyce Petrie (2 episodes, 2004)
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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, an 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

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Salem's Lot, The Shining, Pet Semetary and It are allegedly the scariest books Stephen King has ever written. See more »

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The action takes place in Maine during winter but in many scenes there are trees such as birches visible with full green foliage. In Maine at that time of the year those trees would have shed their leaves months prior and would appear bare. See more »

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Susan Norton: [whispering] I can hear my heart beating.
Mark Petrie: I can hear your heart beating, too.
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Salem's Lot Aria
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Oh dear god, I have wasted four hours of my life.
27 June 2004 | by (Massachusetts, USA) – See all my reviews

I am a big Stephen King fan, however I have never read or seen the original Salem's Lot movie, so I came into this with no preconceived notions.

I was drawn to the movie by some positive reviews and the casting of Andre Braugher and Rob Lowe. The former proved that you can't act without good writing and the latter proved that good writing can make you act. Braugher's performance seemed aimless. Lowe's was just bad.

The thing that bothered me the most about the movie was how the mood keep shifting. At times it tried to be scary, other times it tried to be funny, some times it tried to be deep, and a few times, whether it was intentional or not, it was campy.

It's a horror movie, a total fantasy, so of course you have to suspend disbelief, but some of the "scientific"/"medical" dialog was just embarrassing.

The two subplots (Matt Burke's homosexuality and Doctor Cody's indiscretion) thrown in to modernize or "spice-up" the story were transparent and contrived.

Speaking of throwing in things for no good reason, the special effects were totally superfluous. The superfluity might be forgiven if the effects were at the very least decently done, but these effects were not.

If, and that's a very spurious chance, there was a bright spot in the film it was Dan Byrd's portrayal of Mark Petrie.

And, by writing this review, I have lost another half hour of my life I will never get back.

So there's the horror of this movie. Can't you see? This movie is unstoppable! Like the Hulk! It will suck your life because it can't have a life of it's own!

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