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A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot.

Director:

Larry Cohen

Writers:

Stephen King (characters), Larry Cohen (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Joe Weber
Ricky Addison Reed Ricky Addison Reed ... Jeremy Weber
Samuel Fuller ... Dr. Van Meer
Andrew Duggan ... Judge Axel
Evelyn Keyes ... Mrs. Axel
Jill Gatsby ... Sherry
June Havoc ... Aunt Clara
Ronee Blakley ... Sally
James Dixon ... Rains
David Holbrook David Holbrook ... Deputy
Katja Crosby Katja Crosby ... Cathy
Tara Reid ... Amanda
Brad Rijn ... Clarence
Janelle Webb Janelle Webb ... Sarah (as Georgia Janelle Webb)
Robert Burr Robert Burr ... Dr. Fenton
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Storyline

Joe Weber is an anthropologist who takes his son on a trip to the New England town of Salem's Lot unaware that it is populated by vampires. When the inhabitants reveal their secret, they ask Joe to write a bible for them. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salem 2 - Die Rückkehr See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Larco Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The town is called Jerusalem's Lot in the novel, and both it and Sidewinder (from The Shining) are name checked in another Stephen King novel, Doctor Sleep. See more »

Goofs

Boom mic visible a minimum of six times during the scene where Jon interrupts the Judge's dinner party and they talk around the table. See more »

Quotes

Van Meer: I'm not a Nazi hunter. I'm a Nazi killer!
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Alternate Versions

All German Version have been cut to reduce violence See more »

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Follows Salem's Lot (1979) See more »

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It's NO Salem's Lot....
16 March 2001 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

But not as bad as others might have you believe either. Michael Moriarity returns from South America to get his mal-adjusted son and brings him to a house he inherited in Maine in the cozy little town of Salem's Lot. This film has no bearing on the original source, nor is it a similair film in any way. Larry Cohen directs and creates his vision. He shows us a town where vampirism is an accepted and seemingly normal lifestyle. The story has plenty of flaws, and sure does ask you to do a lot of suspending belief, but it has at its core a pretty interesting story of a father and a son bonding amidst their own weaknesses and a horde of vampires. Moriarity is good and some of the character actors are in fine form, especially Samuel Fuller barking out one-liners and Andrew Duggan(his last film) as the head vampire with New England grace and charm. Some exceptionally weak areas are special effects. The evil vampire face is absurd-looking, like a mask from a shop! All in all, I enjoyed this very flawed film for its heart.


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