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!
November 18, 2013