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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Stephen King (novel)
Peter Filardi (teleplay)
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Release Date:
20 June 2004 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
In a small town, evil spreads quickly.
Plot:
Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Ill-advised remake of classic original See more (146 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rob Lowe ... Ben Mears

Andre Braugher ... Matt Burke

Donald Sutherland ... Richard Straker

Samantha Mathis ... Susan Norton

Robert Mammone ... Dr. James Cody

Dan Byrd ... Mark Petrie (as Daniel Byrd)

Rutger Hauer ... Kurt Barlow

James Cromwell ... Father Donald Callahan

Andy Anderson ... Charlie Rhodes

Robert Grubb ... Larry Crockett

Steven Vidler ... Sheriff Parkins (as Steve Vidler)

Penny McNamee ... Ruth Crockett

Brendan Cowell ... Dud Rogers

Christopher Morris ... Mike Ryerson
Todd MacDonald ... Floyd Tibbits

Bree Desborough ... Sandy McDougall

Paul Ashcroft ... Royce McDougall
Elizabeth Alexander ... Ann Norton (as Liz Alexander)

Julia Blake ... Eva Prunier
Martin Vaughan ... Ed "Weasel" Craig

André de Vanny ... Danny Glick
Zac Richmond ... Ralphie Glick

Rebecca Gibney ... Marjorie Glick
Joe Petruzzi ... Tony Glick

Tara Morice ... Joyce Petrie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Simon Acok ... Homeless man (uncredited)

Nicholas Bell ... (uncredited)
Betty Bobbitt ... (uncredited)

Damien Bodie ... Goth kid (uncredited)

Danielle Carter ... (uncredited)
Shayne Greenman ... Barlow (Final Incarnate) (uncredited)

Nicholas Hammond ... (uncredited)

Chris Haywood ... (uncredited)

Christopher Kirby ... Nurse (uncredited)
Daniel Morgan ... Young Ben (uncredited)
Noel O'Neill ... Detective (uncredited)
Dai Paterson ... Doctor (uncredited)

Adèle Schober ... Doctor #1 (uncredited)
Oliver Simor ... (uncredited)

Lloyd Will ... Boy #1 (uncredited)
Richard E. Young ... Nolly (uncredited)

Directed by
Mikael Salomon 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Stephen King (novel "Salem's Lot")

Peter Filardi (teleplay)

Produced by
Jeffrey M. Hayes .... executive producer (as Jeffrey Hayes)
Brett Popplewell .... producer
Marc van Buuren .... co-producer
Mark Wolper .... executive producer (as Mark M. Wolper)
 
Original Music by
Patrick Cassidy 
Lisa Gerrard 
Christopher Gordon 
 
Cinematography by
Ben Nott 
 
Film Editing by
Robert A. Ferretti 
 
Casting by
Olivia Harris 
Phyllis Huffman 
 
Production Design by
Leslie T. Binns 
 
Art Direction by
Michael Plummer 
 
Set Decoration by
Lisa Thompson 
 
Costume Design by
Marion Boyce 
 
Makeup Department
Angela Conte .... makeup artist
Nik Dorning .... special makeup effects artist
Hilary Fairchild .... assistant makeup artist
Ann-Maree Hurley .... prosthetic makeup artist
Helen Magelaki .... hair stylist
Helen Magelaki .... makeup artist
Sheldon Wade .... key hair stylist
 
Production Management
Gina Black .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Boskell .... second assistant director
Jamie Leslie .... first assistant director
Alex Reid .... additional assistant director
Matthew Rooke .... additional assistant director
Greg Spiller .... third assistant director
 
Art Department
Milo Angel .... graphic artist
Michael Bell .... set designer
Simon Clayton .... key scenic artist
Matthew Cotter .... prop/set maker
Sarah Light .... assistant art director
Jane Murphy .... assistant set decorator
Matthew Parker-Charlton .... set builder
Jason Segal .... set finisher
Adam Smits .... carpenter
Octavia Schweitzer .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Steve Burgess .... sound editor
Chris Goodes .... sound mix assistant
Phillip A. Hamilton .... adr recordist
James Harvey .... adr supervisor
Michael Miller .... adr mixer
Andrew Neil .... sound editor
Glenn Newnham .... supervising sound editor
Paul Pirola .... sound re-recording mixer
Andrew Ramage .... sound recordist
Blair Slater .... foley recordist
Michael Thompson .... sound re-recording mixer
Mario Vaccaro .... foley artist
Andy Wright .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Sam Howden .... special effects technician
Clint Ingram .... special effects supervisor
Ali Pearce .... special effects technician
Dirk Rogers .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Jan Bubenícek .... matte painter
Ales Dlabac .... Inferno artist
Roland Friedrich .... digital compositor
Miro Gal .... Inferno artist
Maros Kesjar .... digital effects artist
Vít Komrzý .... visual effects producer
Robert Loudil .... visual effects artist
Ineke Majoor .... visual effects producer: title design
Peter Nemec .... Inferno artist
Jiri Stamfest .... matte artist: digital painter
Jan Vseticek .... visual effects coordinator
David Vána .... visual effects supervisor
Neil Huxley .... main title designer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jarrah Cocks .... stunt double
Tiny Good .... stunt rigger
Amanda Graver .... stunts
Brent Lister .... stunt performer
Siros Niaros .... stunt performer
Warwick Sadler .... stunt rigger
Glenn Suter .... assistant stunt coordinator
Sheree Swords .... stunt double
Mark Wickham .... stunt rigger
Mark Wickham .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Tov Belling .... first assistant camera
Gary Burdett .... grip
Robyn Good .... rigger
Tiny Good .... rigger
Simon Harding .... Steadicam operator
Simon Harding .... camera operator
Erik Heinila .... still photographer
Ben King .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Simon Ozolins .... clapper loader
Ricky Schamburg .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Stott .... assistant camera
Martin Turner .... camera operator
 
Casting Department
Anna Bakewell .... casting: Australia
Gabrielle Healy .... extras casting
Tom McSweeney .... casting: Australia
Dex Tallo .... assistant extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sarah Jameson .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Pippa Sheen .... post-production coordinator
Justin Heitman .... senior colorist (uncredited)
Justin Heitman .... telecine colorist: high definition (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Laura Bishop .... music preparation
Christo Curtis .... music editor
Christo Curtis .... score recordist
Joe Fischer .... music manager
Coralie Hartl .... orchestra contractor
Phillip Hartl .... concert master
Deane Ogden .... composer: additional music
Aldo Sampaio .... recording assistant: orchestra
Katrina Schiller .... music assistant
Jessica Wells .... music preparation
 
Other crew
Laura Elizabeth Cannon .... assistant to executive producer
Tony Clarke .... assistant location manager
Andrew Dauchy .... assistant location manager
John Eacott .... aerial helicopter pilot
Sarah Edmonds .... assistant coordinator
Aurélien Galliot .... french dialect coach
Serena Gattuso .... travel co-ordinator
Kelly Head .... assistant accountant
Carolina Häggström .... script supervisor
Nathan James .... safety assistant
Louisa Kors .... production coordinator
Andrew Lindley .... payroll accountant
Andrew Lindley .... post-production accountant
Mick Rafferty .... accounting assistant
Bruce Shapiro .... dialogue coach
Johanna Silverman .... assistant: Mr. Cromwell
Trudy Talbot .... production accountant
 

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Argentina:181 min | USA:181 min (DVD version) | Finland:174 min (DVD)
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1.78 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Donald Sutherland is the father of Kiefer Sutherland, who appeared in the Stephen King adaptation Stand by Me (1986), and later appeared in the television series 24 (2001), in which James Cromwell played his father.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Near the final scenes, the doctor falls through the stairs and lands on the circular saw, which gets covered in blood. Immediately after Ben covers the doctor, the camera pans up to reveal the perfectly clean saw blade in the background.See more »
Quotes:
Floyd Tibbits:Crockett's paying us a hundred bucks to deliver this crate. If I said to you, Mike, I'd pay you two hundred bucks to come into the Marsten House, alone, at night, would you do it?
Mike Ryerson:Hell no.
Floyd Tibbits:Me neither. I find that humorous.
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Movie Connections:
References Cujo (1983)See more »
Soundtrack:
Salem's Lot AriaSee more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Ill-advised remake of classic original, 15 February 2005
Author: Libretio

'SALEM'S LOT

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1

Sound format: Dolby Digital

Whilst researching material for a new book, a writer (David Soul) returns to his home town and finds it infested by vampires operating from within a creepy old house overlooking the area.

Mikael Salomon's ill-advised remake of Tobe Hooper's classic TV miniseries tells much the same story, but fails in almost every respect. Peter Filardi's script takes fewer liberties with Stephen King's novel than the original, but Salomon demonstrates no great empathy with the material, and the results are turgid and uninvolving. There's very little urgency in the depiction of a creeping menace which threatens to overwhelm the eponymous town, only a sense of indifference as Salomon consistently fluffs many of the ingredients which distinguished the original: The crate-delivery to the Marsten house is resolved in a perfunctory manner; Marjorie Glick's return from the dead occurs too quickly and lacks even the most rudimentary elements of suspense; the climactic showdown between Good and Evil inside the Marsten house unfolds in routine fashion, etc.

On the plus side, Rob Lowe is an inspired choice for the role originally taken by David Soul (his love-hate relationship with the Marsten house is clearly established this time around), and there's a memorable scene in which an unpleasant school bus driver (Andy Anderson) gets his comeuppance at the hands of his former 'victims'. Elsewhere, Andre Braugher essays the role of a gay teacher whose sexuality fuels his first encounter with the living dead (rough-trade beauty Christopher Morris), a huge turnaround from the original version. But the movie is labored to the point of redundancy, and seems to last an eternity. With his white hair and beard, Donald Sutherland's villain comes off looking like a demonic Santa Claus, and Rutger Hauer (Anne Rice's original choice for the role of Lestat in a film adaptation of her novel 'Interview With the Vampire') is barely on-screen long enough to make an impression as the lead vampire, though his portrayal is thoroughly undistinguished. Production values are fine, and Ben Nott's photography makes a virtue of the bleak landscape and wintry locations (the movie was shot in Australia, doubling for New England), but the characters seem totally disconnected from one another, and the film isn't remotely frightening. It doesn't simply fail in comparison with the original miniseries, or even with the novel; it fails on its own terms, and has few redeeming virtues.

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