Salem’s Lot (1979)

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Podcast Release Date:
Nov 19, 2013

Salem’s Lot Series Episode 1

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When Carrie came out in 1976 Stephen King was an unknown author, but after the success of Brian DePalma’s film the author was put in the spotlight. His older books became paperback bestsellers, and his new books topped the charts in hardcover. So expectations were high in 1979 when ‘Salem’s Lot, the second adaptation of King’s work, hit screens. But rather than being in movie theaters, King’s 1976 vampire novel was produced as a television mini-series. With horror master Tobe Hooper directing could this small-screen film live up to the quality of big-screen King horror? Listen to find out

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Movie Details

Series
Stephen King
Series
Salem's Lot
Original Title
Title
Salem's Lot (1979)
Director
Tobe Hooper
Author
Producer
Richard Kobritz Anna Cottle
Writer
Paul Monash
Actors
David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayers
Runtime
3 h 04 min
Release Date
5 December 2021
Genres
Horror
Overview
David returns to Salem, finding the formerly warm and friendly community to be downright sinister; he suspects that the bizarre behaviour of his old neighbours is due to the work of an eccentric antiques dealer.

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