After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
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
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When Ben, Mark, Father Callahan, and Dr. Cody find Mike Ryerson in the basement of the Marsden house, Ben asks Mark to hand him a stake. He takes the stake with his left hand and is facing Fr. Callahan. In the next shot we see Dr. Cody checking Mike's pulse and behind him Ben is holding a flashlight in his left hand, with nothing in his right, and he is turned toward the doctor. The scene then cuts back onto Ben, who again has the stake. See more »
I recently finished reading Salem's lot by Stephen King. I loved the book so I thought it would be fun to see the film version to compare my vision with someone else's. The local Blockbuster didn't have a copy of the 1980's version so against my better judgment I opted for the 2004 release complete with Rob Lowe. I should have saved my $4.50!!! The screen play writer turned one of King classics into a clichéd late '90's goth kid fantasy(complete with too much sexual innuendo and a nu-metal soundtrack). The only real similarity in the story lines were the character names. I have never been a big fan of books turned movies but this is the worst conversion I have ever seen. If you want to see one of the most boring horror movies ever rent this flick. However if you are looking for an accurate and likable adaptation of one of your favorite books don't waste your time. My recommendation is spend the $4.50 on a used copy of the book and spend the 3 hours reading it.
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