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Salem's Lot 

TV-14 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | TV Series (2004– )
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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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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 Father Donald Callahan 2 episodes, 2004
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 Charlie Rhodes 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
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 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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In a small town, evil spreads quickly. See more »


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20 June 2004 (USA)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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One of the dogs in the movie is named "Cujo", Which is the name of another Stephen King novel about a killer dog. See more »

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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 »

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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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Oh dear god, I have wasted four hours of my life.
27 June 2004 | by 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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