'Salem's Lot
  Fan submitted reviews of 'Salem's Lot (TV Program):
Posted By: Thumper - March 12th, 2013 12:01:50 pm EDT

I am a horror fan.Salem's Lot is the best horror film EVER.Starts off a little slow but well worth the wait.The vampires are the scariest by far.NO vampire movie can compare to how scary looking the characters are in this movie,and I have seen them all.I would absolutely LOVE to see a remake as scary as the first.I would buy it the first opportunity it became available.

Posted By: Jrockstar - February 25th, 2013 8:06:04 pm EST

I was 8 years old when this movie came out, and without my parents consent, took it upon myself to watch. As a result, I was scared to death, I could not sleep without my light on for two weeks, and had my mom stay with me until I fell asleep each night. Needless to say, it had been many years passed since watching again. As an adult, I realize why I had been scared shitless, because it is simply a scary f*cking movie...Awesome classic!!!

Posted By: Cannonball - August 11th, 2012 2:22:29 pm EDT

This is a really good old school horror film. Because it was made for TV back in 1979 there is no gore or special effects. Just a lot of creepy atmosphere , good dialog and a great story. Ralphie Glick scratching at the bedroom window is a classic horror scene. A good cast is featured with James Mason doing an excellent job as Straker. The only downside is Father Callahan's role being diminished compared to the novel and Barlow looking completly like the Vampire Nosferatu . Also the Marsten House looks a lot like the house from the Psycho films. I know these were meant as homage's but they come off as complete rip offs. All in all this is a very good TV movie.

Posted By: Anonymous - July 6th, 2012 8:34:12 am EDT

it was really intimidating for me ~

Posted By: Augusta65 - June 18th, 2011 4:19:00 am EDT

Few stories are ever translated to film in a way that totally respects the work that is being portrayed. This movie I have had always found to be an exception. The actors were expertly chosen and the whole atmosphere of the film concentrates on the characters instead of special effects, a true story. Tobe Hooper knew exactly what he was doing in the creation of this film.

Posted By: S.K.Rules - August 22nd, 2010 4:46:57 pm EDT
This really freaked me out the first time I saw it on tv I was a bit pissed off when i got the dvd of it, (and I was glad i saw it on tv first) because it showed a picture of barlow, it takes away the shock value seeing a picture of him (I know the pic didn't spoil it for me becasue I already saw it but what I mean is what if I hadn't).
Posted By: Wfurmeister - April 24th, 2010 2:37:15 pm EDT
Salem's lot was a great vampire movie that Mr. King did, there will never be another one like it. it did scare the crap out of me when i first saw it.
Posted By: Mikebythesun - February 16th, 2010 3:59:30 pm EST
There's a lot that can be said about this TV movie (good and bad) but one thing is certain - the depiction of the Marsden house in this film was amazing. It was as scary as a house could ever look. There was a house just like this in our old neighborhood that haunted all the children. And for years after we moved away, we would occassionally drive by just to get the chills!
Posted By: Daenopis - November 26th, 2009 8:15:10 pm EST
Hey, I just wanted to say that this mini-series was one of my favorites of all time, ( I am a vampire nut). The reason that this is one of my favorites is because it was filmed about 10 minutes from my home town of Rio Dell, California. The actual name of the town where it was filmed is Ferndale. As a matter of fact I used to drive by the place where the Vamps house was. It is on Blue Slide Rd. And yes, Ferndale does have all of those Victorian houses and buildings. It's nick name is The Victorian Village. It would be awesome if this was made into a feature film and re-shot in Ferndale..
Posted By: Tmac - August 12th, 2009 11:37:08 am EDT
This original still creeps me out. LOVE IT!
Posted By: DCW - March 31st, 2009 1:55:22 am EDT
I'm a writer. I've always adored the book as well as the movies. David soul and lance kerwin are incredible, and will always be etched in my memories of classic horror.When needed, I still read the novel--now falling apart with no cover. DCW
Posted By: Fran G. - December 29th, 2008 10:24:47 pm EST
Great movie's Tobe Hooper, with a few notable players, including James Mason and David Soul. The best thing about this book is the plot of the novel by King and the atmosphere of the tv series ...
Posted By: Francis Sookraj - October 22nd, 2008 10:53:27 pm EDT
Salem's Lot is a fantastic book and the tv seris is brilliant, Really scary and true faithful to the book. When I watched it when I was a kid, I was so scared I made crucifixs , and put it by my bed.
Posted By: Ajfromuk - August 21st, 2008 2:26:46 pm EDT
This show aired one year before I was born, but I do remember seeing this as a kid and being truly terrified! The vampire is the best design ever and his silence through-out adds to his power! Excellent adaptation of a truly classic book. Read and watch this version!
Posted By: Lolly - July 31st, 2008 2:44:17 pm EDT
My dad told me that the time this aired on t.v. in Dublin Ireland he was driving home in a heavy snowstorm,and couldn't wait to see a stephen king movie!He was one of very few fans at that time in Ireland.It was the year I was born and it went on to become my favourite book!I also love the movie,thanks,steve.


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