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)
Todd MacDonald ...
 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)
Joe Petruzzi ...
 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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In a small town, evil spreads quickly. See more »


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In one scene a man is seen singing "Stand By Me" on a karaoke machine. This is an obvious reference to another movie based on a Stephen King story, Stand by Me (1986). See more »

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In the final scene in the hospital, the doctor throws the orange hat and we see that it lands on the floor. In the long shot that ends that scene, the hat is on top of a pillow. See more »

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Ben Mears: Beneath the postcard camouflage, there's little good in small towns. Mostly boredom, interspersed with a dull, mindless, moronic evil.
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References Hellraiser (1987) See more »

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Salem's Lot Aria
Lisa Gerrard & Patrick Cassidy
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Salem's Lot miniseries SUCKS...and not just in a vampire sort of way
22 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

Salem's Lot, the miniseries SUCKED big time...and not just in a vampire sort of way.

When is TV going to get this book right?

Where should I start with what is wrong with this series? So little of it was good or done properly.

First of all, the series is TOTALLY different from the book, even more so than the '79 miniseries. I really enjoyed the book and was disappointed by this series.

The characters and story line are different from the book, and unfortunately not nearly as interesting or engaging.

Also this miniseries is NOT scary. They screwed up the two most scary parts of the book; when Matt Burke finds Mike Ryerson in his bedroom, and when Sue Norton and Mark Petrie go into the Marsten house.

Also why did they make Matt Burke a gay black? In the book he's an elderly White heterosexual. Changing this character hurt the story IMO.

I'd give this miniseries a "D" , which is a shame because it could have, and SHOULD have been so much better.


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