Salem's Lot 2004

Salem's Lot

Critics Consensus

Boasting slick visuals and exceptional performances, Salem's Lot ultimately lacks the spine-tingling scares of the original adaptation.

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Movie Info

A writer (Rob Lowe) encounters a pair of sinister new residents when he returns to his Maine hometown to research a project.

Cast & Crew

Rob Lowe
Ben Mears
Donald Sutherland
Richard Straker
Samantha Mathis
Susan Norton
Robert Mammone
Dr. James Cody
Dan Byrd
Mark Petrie
Rutger Hauer
Kurt Barlow
James Cromwell
Father Donald Callahan
Andy Anderson
Charlie Rhodes
Robert Grubb
Larry Crockett
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Critic Reviews for Salem's Lot

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Audience Reviews for Salem's Lot

  • Dec 05, 2013
    TNT presents a modern telling of Stephen King's classic vampire tale 'Salem's Lot. The story follows a small New England town that destroys itself when an ancient vampire named Barlow moves there and takes up residence in a house that carries a history of evil. Featuring a large ensemble cast that includes Rob Lowe, Donald Sutherland, James Cromwell, Rutger Hauer, and Samantha Mathis, there are some good performances. However, there are too many characters and subplots going on to get invested in the film. Still, the overarcing story is rather interesting and the horror elements are effective at creating suspense. 'Salem's Lot is a flawed film, but still delivers an intriguing vision.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2009
    Not very many decent movies made from Steven King novels. This is one that does stink too much. Wait a minute, haven't seen this version yet. Need to rent.
    Chad R Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2009
    it was really long but not in a tiresome way. i found myself always wanting to see what happened next... and the vast background story plus sheer amount of characters involved keeps you interested. most importantly it was creepy which every horror should be but most aren't. it also had some seasoned actors in it such as donald sutherland, james cromwell and rutger hauer. it really kept my attention. i did end up watching it in three installments because of its length but found myself so immersed in it i ended up going to sleep and dreaming about it. certainly worth checking out. if nothing else can be said about this film, then it can be said that it is detailed!
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  • May 06, 2009
    I love the 1979 original it was so scary for a TV miniseries and i was only 10 when first saw it.So going into this 2004 remake or re image what ever you call it i was abit unsure about it.Well what a surprise it was excellent.The story is abit more flush out and a few more players to the mix.Rob Lowe was very good in the David soul part. Wouldn't say its as scary as the 1979 version but there is a few nice jumps along the way.Only real disappointment was that they used Rutgers hauer as the main vampire Barlow who was not really that scary as the 1979 version of Barlow. Don't be afraid of the 3 hrs. running time as it seem to pass quite quickly.
    Brian D Super Reviewer

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