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  • Ben Mears: But you remember that even then...that house had a reputation for being a haunted house?
    Ben Mears: But you remember that even then, that house had a reputation for being a haunted house?
    Jason Burke: Every town has one.
    Ben Mears: I went up there once; on a dare. You know how kids are. I was sweating scared. I sneaked around. Got into the house--
    Ben Mears: I went up there once, on a dare. You know how kids are. I was sweating scared. I sneaked around. Got into the house.
    Jason Burke: What did you see?
    Ben Mears: Ghosts...everything; every sound, every shadow. I'm not sure what I saw. I think I saw Hubie Marsten...hanging by his neck. His face green, his eyes puffed shut...his hands livid. It was ghastly. And then he opened his eyes and he looked at me. He looked at me...and I took off and I ran. I ran as fast as I could. I've never forgotten that.
    Ben Mears: Ghosts, everything; every sound, every shadow. I'm not sure what I saw. I think I saw Hubie Marsten hanging by his neck. His face green, his eyes puffed shut his hands livid. It was ghastly. And then he opened his eyes and he looked at me. He looked at me, and I took off and I ran. I ran as fast as I could. I've never forgotten that.


  • Ben Mears: I think that an evil house attracts evil men.
    Jason Burke: But if a house attracts evil men...
    Jason Burke: But if a house attracts evil men.
    Ben Mears: Why did it attract me?


  • Ben Mears: Jason, do you believe a thing...can be inherently evil?
    Ben Mears: Jason, do you believe a thing can be inherently evil?
    Jason Burke: I've seen trees that look like tortured spirits.
    Ben Mears: A house. The Marsten house for instance. Can it be evil in its stone foundations, in its wooden beams? - In the glass of its windows? - In the plaster of its ceilings? ...Evil.
    Ben Mears: A house. The Marsten house for instance. Can it be evil in its stone foundations, in its wooden beams? In the glass of its windows? In the plaster of its ceilings? Evil.


  • Mike: (as a Vampire; in the rocking chair trying to hypnotize Jason) - Loooook at me...Look at me, teacher.
    Mike: (as a Vampire; in the rocking chair trying to hypnotize Jason) Look at me. Look at me, teacher.


  • Ben Mears: They've found us again...Another has found us.
    Ben Mears: They've found us again. Another has found us.
    Mark Petrie: We have to go further.
    Ben Mears: Not yet.


  • Mark Petrie: (shouts) - What did you do to her?
    Mark Petrie: (shouts) What did you do to her?
    Richard Straker: I've taken her to where she wished to go... To meet the man she came here to meet.
    Richard Straker: I've taken her to where she wished to go. To meet the man she came here to meet.


  • Ben Mears: Bless this cross in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost; no atheists with false thoughts. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me...He maketh me to lie down in; beside still water. He maketh me to lie down. He maketh me...He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He restoreth my soul...He leadeth me in the paths of the righteousness for His name's sake...Bill! Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. Bill! I will fear no evil. Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
    Ben Mears: Bless this cross in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost; no atheists with false thoughts. The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me. He maketh me to lie down in; beside still water. He maketh me to lie down. He maketh me. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of the righteousness for His name's sake. Bill! Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil. Bill! I will fear no evil. Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.


  • Jason Burke: (holding up a crucifix to vampire Mike) - I revoke my invitation. Get out.
    Jason Burke: (holding up a crucifix to vampire Mike) I revoke my invitation. Get out.
    Mike: You'll sleep with the dead, teacher.


  • Richard Straker: Oh, you're the writer...On vacation or "vocation"?
    Richard Straker: Oh, you're the writer. On vacation or 'vocation'?


  • Richard Straker: You have some expertise.
    Ben Mears: No, not really. I just happen to know something about silver. My aunt had some Georgian and we had to sell it when she died.
    Richard Straker: What an unfortunate way to acquire knowledge.


  • Ralphie Glick: What is a ghoul?
    Mark Petrie: A ghoul is an evil demon who preys on corpses...feeds on human beings, robs graves. Things like that.
    Mark Petrie: A ghoul is an evil demon who preys on corpses, feeds on human beings, robs graves. Things like that.


  • Mark Petrie: (reading from his speech) - "1951; a fire started in the old mill. It spread rapidly on both sides of Griffin Road and burned towards the Marsten House on Pabiscuitti Hill."
    Mark Petrie: (reading from his speech) 1951; a fire started in the old mill. It spread rapidly on both sides of Griffin Road and burned towards the Marsten House on Pabiscuitti Hill.


  • Jason Burke: What do you remember, Mike?
    Mike: Singing.
    Jason Burke: Singing?
    Mike: Sweetest singing I ever heard...and a feeling like drowning...and eyes...eyes--
    Mike: Sweetest singing I ever heard, and a feeling like drowning, and eyes...eyes.
    Jason Burke: Whose eyes?
    Mike: Bright...scary.
    Mike: Bright, scary.
    Ben Mears: Whose?
    Mike: Don't remember.


  • Jason Burke: Marsten House still the center of the story?
    Ben Mears: Yep.
    Jason Burke: How about the Glick boys? You connect them with the house?
    Ben Mears: Everything in Salem's Lot is connected to that house. You can see it from every part of the town. It's like a beacon throwing off an energy force.


  • Danny Glick: (vampire Danny is floating outside Mark's window) - Open the window. Open the window, Mark. Open the window, Mark. Please! Let me in! It's OK, Mark, I'm your friend. "He" commands it!
    Danny Glick: (vampire Danny is floating outside Mark's window) Open the window. Open the window, Mark. Open the window, Mark. Please! Let me in! It's OK, Mark, I'm your friend. 'He' commands it!


  • Richard Straker: You'll enjoy Mr. Barlow. And he'll enjoy you.


  • Richard Straker: The master wants you. Throw away your cross, face the master. Your faith against his faith... Could you do that? Is your faith enough? Then do it...Throw away the cross. Face the master...Faith against faith.
    Richard Straker: The master wants you. Throw away your cross, face the master. Your faith against his faith. Could you do that? Is your faith enough? Then do it. Throw away the cross. Face the master. Faith against faith.


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