Salem's Lot Movie Review 2004

Information and Film Reviews for Salem's Lot the Movie

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Made-for-TNT remake of the 1979 miniseries based on Stephen King's novel, this time a bit more faithful to the book, but still using the miniseries format. Writer Ben Mears (Lowe) returns to his hometown to exorcise some personal demons, only to find a real-life demon, in the form of vampire Barlow (Hauer) taking over. Resurrects characters and subplots that the original ignored, but the pacing is too rushed to create any real atmosphere or genuine chills. Another in a long line of disappointing King adaptations.

Distribution

Warner Home Video, Inc., 5775 Linder Canyon Rd., Westlake Village, CA 91362, URL: http://whv.warnerbros.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on DVD
Running time 180 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Vampires, Up All Night, Supernatural Horror, Books to Film: Stephen King, Waiters & Waitresses, Writers, Flashback, Doctors & Nurses, Nuns & Priests
Screenplay
Peter Filardi
Cast
Rob Lowe, Samantha Mathis, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Robert Mammone, Rutger Hauer, James Cromwell, Julia Blake, Dan Byrd, Andy Anderson, Robert Grubb, Steven Vidler, Liz Alexander, Nicholas Hammond, Tara Morice, Penny McNamee
Cinematography
Ben Nott
Director
Mikael Salomon
Music
Patrick Cassidy, Lisa Gerrard, Christopher Gordon

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