Salem's Lot

1979, Horror, 1h 52m

17 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings

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Director Tobe Hooper and a devilishly charismatic James Mason elevate this television adaptation of the Stephen King novel, injecting the vampiric tradition with fresh blood and lingering scares. Read critic reviews

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Based on the Stephen King novel, Ben Mears (David Soul) has returned to his hometown of Salem's Lot to write a book about the supposedly haunted Marsten House that resides on a hill overlooking the small town. His project is curtailed, however, when he finds out that someone has bought the long-empty property. But when people around the Marsten House start dying mysteriously, Mears discovers that the owner of the mansion is actually a vampire who is turning them into an army of undead slaves.

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David Soul
Ben Mears
James Mason
Richard K. Straker
Lance Kerwin
Mark Petrie
Bonnie Bedelia
Susan Norton
Lew Ayres
Jason Burke
Julie Cobb
Bonnie Sawyer
Elisha Cook Jr.
Gordon "Weasel" Phillips
George Dzundza
Cully Sawyer
Ed Flanders
Dr. Bill Norton
Geoffrey Lewis
Mike Ryerson
Kenneth McMillan
Constable Parkins Gillespie
Fred Willard
Larry Crockett
Reggie Nalder
Kurt Barlow
James Gallery
Father Donald Callahan
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