Salem's Lot Reviews

September 5, 2019
... spooky and atmospheric-a Maine-set immersion in the Dracula mythos with exactly the same sprawling, ensemble dynamic that King regularly evokes on the page.
February 7, 2019
Hooper comes close to creating a modern-day Hammer horror film, punctuating a steady, stately dread with moments of shocking power.
February 7, 2019
Undoubtedly one of the best Stephen King adaptations, and still manages to be scary years after it premiered in homes across the nation.
February 7, 2019
Hooper's low key approach suits the material and he's aided at all times by some terrific production design work.
October 2, 2016
Small-screen restrictions require the bloodletting be kept to a minimum, but director Tobe Hooper and scripter Paul Monash nevertheless manage to construct a first-rate chiller out of King's fertile source material.
October 1, 2013
A masterful vampire film barely aged that will keep you up nights, and away from your window during the midnight hours.
June 24, 2006
It places the emphasis on Hooper's fluid camerawork, creepy atmospherics, and skilful handling of the gripping climax.
October 10, 2005
July 30, 2005
January 29, 2004
October 14, 2002
A truly unfortunate adaptation. Was the head vampire supposed to be scary? Oh sorry--my bad.
September 12, 2002
August 26, 2002
Not bad, but Hooper has done much better work
August 23, 2002
Very frightening for a TV movie.
July 26, 2002
July 25, 2002
January 27, 2002
January 1, 2000
Although this movie is old, and was made with minimal effects, it is still creepy - much more so than any contemporary vampire story or overblown CGI ghost tale.