A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

TOMATOMETER

No Tomatometer score yet...

No critic reviews yet...

AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.


Movie Info

A divorced father and his son move back to dad's hometown in up-state Maine in an attempt to rebuild their lives together. Upon arrival they find that life isn't what it used to be in this town; all of the townspeople have turned into vampires.

Rating: R
Genre: Horror
Directed By:
Written By: James Dixon, Larry Cohen
On DVD: Jun 23, 2010
Runtime:
Warner Bros.

Cast


as Joe Weber

as Van Meer

as Van Meer

as Aunt Clara

as Jeremy

as Judge Axel

as Mrs. Axel

as Amanda

as Clarence

as Dr. Fenton

as Mrs. Fenton

as Car Salesman

as Vampire Woman

as Farm Girl

as Vampire Wooman

as Cameraman

as Townsperson

as Jungle Guide

as Farmer Drone

as Townsperson

as Vampire Tenant

as Vampire Tenant

as Townsman

as Vagrant

as Vagrant
Show More Cast

News & Interviews for A Return to Salem's Lot

Friend Ratings

No Friends? Inconceivable! Log in to see what your friends have to say.

Login

Critic Reviews for A Return to Salem's Lot

All Critics (2)

August 14, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for A Return to Salem's Lot

½

The whole thing seemed to be constantly on one median level, with very few shocks. It never really yanks you into the story, and the music is extremely loud and dirge-like, making you feel like you're watching a very tepid documentary made without much thought. An extremely peculiar, rather uninteresting film, a considerable step down from the first film (which wasn't terrific, but was at least exciting!)

I think they should have got Tobe Hooper in again - perhaps he was busy. It's very similar in feel to Halloween 4, which was a complete waste of time - there's a feeling that nobody knew what they were doing during the whole creation process, particularly the music composers, who were obviously filling time until they were discovered by Philip Glass.

matertenebraum
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

Darkness rises again in A Return to Salem's Lot, a mediocre sequel to the Stephen King classic. After moving to Salem's Lot to reconnect with his estranged son, noted anthropologist Joe Weber discovers that the town is completely inhabited by vampires, who proceed to coerce him to document their history and culture. The vampire society is interesting in concept, but it's overshadowed by the weak storytelling. And the acting is especially bad, particularly Michael Moriarty. A Return to Salem's Lot has some interesting ideas, but the filmmaking is extremely poor.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Not as good as the first one.

PC79
paganchild1979 pc79

Super Reviewer

A Return to Salem's Lot Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss A Return to Salem's Lot on our Movie forum!