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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 »
Salem's Lot miniseries SUCKS...and not just in a vampire sort of way
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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