Salem's Lot details
|Starring:||David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin|
|Run time:||3 hours 3 minutes|
|Rental release:||10 Jul 2006|
|Main languages:||English, Italian, Spanish|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portugese, Spanish|
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Eeeek!By a customer from Stoke-on-Trent, England , 16 May 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]As a kid of 10 I saw this when it was first shown on UK TV back in in 1980/81-ish. It scared the **** out of me!
Even now, 20-odd yrs later it gives me the willies! Perhaps it's partly down to mental association with childhood nightmares. Perhaps if i'd seen this for the 1st time when I was older it wouldn't have had the same effect. All I know is that I still consider this to be one hell of a creepy film.
The music gives me goosebumps, and last time I watched it (about 12 months ago) I had to turn the light on for the first time in ages when I got up during the night to go to the bathroom, and I still felt genuinely un-nerved!
The film differs from the original book (which i'd never read until a couple of years ago), but not so much as to cause annoyance or disappointment to a viewer who has read the book first I think.
Anyway, unless you're a hardened horror fanatic who has become numbed to all but the most graphic and gorey horror films, I think you'll enjoy this. And just see if you can go to the bathroom in the middle of the night, after watching this film, without turning on the lights!
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The scariest thing about this film is the fact that it got made.By Kowalski (41 reviews) , 12 Nov 2013Terrible. The only thing this tripe has in common with the book is the title. You'd imagine that, as the people in this film are actors in job description if nothing else, they might find a few hours to read the relevant parts of the book and get to know their characters. Apparently not. You'd think that, even if everybody else won't - or perhaps can't - read the book, then maybe the script-writer might give it a browse. You'd be disappointed, almost as much as if you wasted three hours - yes, three hours - watching this poorly produced melodrama.
There's a tapping at the window...By RJNeb2 (1017 reviews) from London , 30 Oct 2013A relatively low-budget TV adaptation of King's terrifying second novel was probably not the best showcase for this tale of vampires settling in a small Maine town but still some of this is able to fly past its rather basic televisual roots and provide some really chilling scares. Soul is a little too stiff as the tortured writer at the centre of it all but Mason is delicious as the human accomplice to the chief vampire. Probably best remembered for the thoroughly creepy scene where a vampirized kid comes scratching at his brother's window but Hooper is able to infuse a real sense of menace into the proceedings.
"Everything In Salem's Lot Is Connected To That House".By a customer , 19 Jun 2013Vampires are mysteriously taking over a small New England town..... A young novelist and a young horror fan take it upon themselves to save it. Welcome to 'Salem's Lot' !!!
Not as good as I remembered, oh wellBy WiggyStardust (11 reviews) , 24 May 2013Like many folk I watched this as a teenager when it was on TV originally and enjoyed it. But... it's not really very scary or particularly original. oh well, trip down memory lane.
Wish i had left it as a memoryBy a customer , 23 May 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI used to see this i video shops when i was younger and people used to talk about how scary the scene with the kid trying to coax the other kid out was. I have seen IT, one of the other TV movies created from King's worked and enjoyed it so I came in with an open mind. I was dissapointed, it has not aged well, i'm a great lover of 70's and 80's B movies and I struggled with this, some of the build up was well handled but overall I wish I had left it in the memory of a video box. Such a shame.