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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rob Lowe ...  Ben Mears 2 episodes, 2004
Andre Braugher ...  Matt Burke 2 episodes, 2004
Donald Sutherland ...  Richard Straker 2 episodes, 2004
Samantha Mathis ...  Susan Norton 2 episodes, 2004
Robert Mammone ...  Dr. James Cody 2 episodes, 2004
Dan Byrd ...  Mark Petrie 2 episodes, 2004
Rutger Hauer ...  Kurt Barlow 2 episodes, 2004
James Cromwell ...  Father Donald Callahan 2 episodes, 2004
Andy Anderson Andy Anderson ...  Charlie Rhodes 2 episodes, 2004
Robert Grubb ...  Larry Crockett 2 episodes, 2004
Steven Vidler ...  Sheriff Parkins 2 episodes, 2004
Penny McNamee ...  Ruth Crockett 2 episodes, 2004
Brendan Cowell ...  Dud Rogers 2 episodes, 2004
Christopher Morris ...  Mike Ryerson 2 episodes, 2004
Todd MacDonald ...  Floyd Tibbits 2 episodes, 2004
Bree Desborough ...  Sandy McDougall 2 episodes, 2004
Paul Ashcroft ...  Royce McDougall 2 episodes, 2004
Elizabeth Alexander ...  Ann Norton 2 episodes, 2004
Julia Blake ...  Eva Prunier 2 episodes, 2004
Martin Vaughan ...  Ed 'Weasel' Craig 2 episodes, 2004
André de Vanny ...  Danny Glick 2 episodes, 2004
Zac Richmond Zac Richmond ...  Ralphie Glick 2 episodes, 2004
Rebecca Gibney ...  Marjorie Glick 2 episodes, 2004
Joe Petruzzi Joe Petruzzi ...  Tony Glick 2 episodes, 2004
Tara Morice ...  Joyce Petrie 2 episodes, 2004
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 June 2004 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salems Lot See more »

Filming Locations:

Creswick, Victoria, Australia See more »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Approximately 300 extras were used during the production. See more »

Goofs

In some outdoor night scenes crickets and other insects can be heard clearly yet the ground is covered in snow. During Maine winters there are no insects audible at night. See more »

Quotes

Ben Mears: The town has secrets, but sees through lies. Even the ones you tell yourself. What are you doing coming back to the place where you lived as a boy? Trying to recapture something that was irrevocably lost? What magic do you expect to recapture by walking roads you once walked and are now probably asphalted... and straightened... and litter-shot with tourist beer cans. Do you even know?
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References Stand by Me (1986) See more »

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Paint It Black
Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
Performed by Gob
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Surprisingly well done and engaging adaptation...
24 June 2013 | by lathe-of-heavenSee all my reviews

I've pretty much given up trying to understand what people here consider good films or find entertaining. Seriously...

I was not expecting much because the original 1979 version is a bit of a minor classic in a way. And truthfully, MOST Stephen King adaptations are pretty poorly done. BUT... I was quite amazed at how involving and engaged I was with the way they did the story. It was not done in the same traditional mold as the original mini-series, and it was somewhat 'updated' in some ways which some may consider unnecessary. But, even so, the quality of the writing, acting, and direction were quite good, really. And most surprising was ol' Rob Lowe did a pretty decent job!

At first I was kind of put off by both Donald Sutherland and Rutger Hauer playing the parts of Straker and Barlow (mainly because of strong images of James mason and 'Nosferatu' from the original) But, after reflecting on it, I do feel that using them DID work in this updated version, making them seem a bit more contemporary as opposed to the traditional feel of the original version - and I really DO like Rutger Hauer anyway : )

So, if you can buy into the updating of the story, mood, and look of the film and you appreciate good writing, acting and execution of the story (which happens RARELY with Stephen King) then you should indeed enjoy this gripping, updated version of the classic story!


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