About a month ago my girlfiend called me at work and said she had gotten a box of interesting things at a rummage sale for only two dollars. They buyer who was finishing up said she had to take everything off his hands in the box or there would be no deal. I asked her what kind of treasures did she find, while not expecting anymore of an answer than clothes and or old dishes. Yet in her reply she said that the mystery box of goodies had included, all the way in the bottom of the box were several books that she thought I would find rather interesting. Not having much infromation I could not imagine what preytell was included. When I got home I was amazed that there was a hard back copy, in mint condition, of Salem's Lot. Since seeing the original mini series and being scared senseless as a freshman in high school, and having been consumed by it's story as the second best vampire novel ever written (Stoker takes first with Dracula, sorry Mr. King,) I was thrilled to finally have it in my collection. I have hunted this book down in hardback mind you, for years and never found a copy anywhere in our sleepy little Indiana community. To celebrate her unique discovery from the mystery box, we watched the 79 mini series, which she had never seen, and it scared the heck out of her. Last night we finished up watching the 2004 remake mini series and she too found it quite creepy (especially the little kids on the bus who went after the bus driver.) For halloween this year why see the normal slasher on the loose films that is constantly shown on cable networks and revist what happens in the Lot. You might find it a refreshing taste of horror that you have been missing. They don't make vampire books or movies like this anymore!