Salem's Lot

Salem's Lot

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Director: Tobe Hooper

Cast: James Mason, David Soul

     
 

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Novelist David Soul returns to his hometown of Salem, finding that things have changed a bit. More than a bit, in fact: the previously warm and friendly community is downright sinister. Soul suspects that the bizarre behavior of his onetime friends and neighbors is the handiwork of oddball antique dealer James Mason. We won't reveal hereSee more details below

Overview

Novelist David Soul returns to his hometown of Salem, finding that things have changed a bit. More than a bit, in fact: the previously warm and friendly community is downright sinister. Soul suspects that the bizarre behavior of his onetime friends and neighbors is the handiwork of oddball antique dealer James Mason. We won't reveal here the secret of Salem; suffice to say that the action goes directly to the jugular, and that makeup artists Jack Young and Ben Lane won an Emmy nomination. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Salem's Lot was originally telecast in two parts on November 17 and 24, 1979; it was subsequently pared down to a single three-hour installment, which in turn was whittled down to about two hours for cable-TV play.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Robert Firsching
Tobe Hooper's lengthy made-for-TV adaptation of Stephen King's creepy vampire novel is necessarily toned-down from its source (as well as cutting most of its frightening focus on the evil Marsten House), but remains entertaining. James Mason is delightfully sinister as the King Vampire's assistant, while Lance Kerwin (then the hot star of TV's James at 15) is engaging and believable as the young Mark Petrie. Drawbacks include David Soul's cardboard lead performance and the ridiculous blue-rat faux-Nosferatu makeup job on villain Reggie Nalder, but Mason's creepy turn and some clever direction by Hooper make the film work despite its flaws. Salem's Lot is available in its original miniseries form or a shorter version released theatrically in Europe.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/29/2014
UPC:
0883929405923
Original Release:
1979
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
3:03:00
Sales rank:
3,334

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cc International theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Mason Straker
David Soul Ben Mears
Lew Ayres Jason Burke?
Barbara Babcock June Petrie
Bonnie Bartlett Ann Norton
Bonnie Bedelia Actor
Joshua Bryant Ted Petrie
Julie Cobb Actor
Elisha Cook Weasel Phillips?
George Dzundza Actor
Bo Fanders Actor
Ed Flanders Actor
James Gallery Father Callahan
Clarissa Kaye Actor
Lance Kerwin Mark Petrie
Geoffrey Lewis Mike
Robert Lussier Nolly Gardner
Marie Windsor Actor
Kenneth McMillan Actor
Reggie Nalder Mr. Barlow
Brad Savage Danny Glick
Ronnie Scribner Ralphie Glick
Fred Willard Actor
Ned Wilson Henry Glick

Technical Credits
Tobe Hooper Director
Jules Brenner Cinematographer
Richard Kobritz Producer
Paul Monash Screenwriter
Nicholas Pike Score Composer
Tom Pryor Editor
Mort Rabinowitz Production Designer
Stirling Silliphant Executive Producer
Harry Sukman Score Composer
Stephen King Source Author

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Salem's Lot
1. Chapter 1 [2:48]
2. Chapter 2 [2:33]
3. Chapter 3 [4:39]
4. Chapter 4 [2:26]
5. Chapter 5 [2:22]
6. Chapter 6 [3:41]
7. Chapter 7 [2:48]
8. Chapter 8 [3:40]
9. Chapter 9 [6:36]
10. Chapter 10 [3:09]
11. Chapter 11 [3:59]
12. Chapter 12 [3:38]
13. Chapter 13 [5:07]
14. Chapter 14 [3:11]
15. Chapter 15 [1:03]
16. Chapter 16 [3:16]
17. Chapter 17 [3:12]
18. Chapter 18 [4:50]
19. Chapter 19 [4:42]
20. Chapter 20 [4:10]
21. Chapter 21 [6:20]
22. Chapter 22 [3:15]
23. Chapter 23 [6:14]
24. Chapter 24 [5:40]
25. Chapter 25 [5:07]
26. Chapter 26 [2:47]
27. Chapter 27 [4:34]
28. Chapter 28 [3:59]
29. Chapter 29 [5:36]
30. Chapter 30 [3:02]
31. Chapter 31 [1:56]
32. Chapter 32 [4:45]
33. Chapter 33 [:59]
34. Chapter 34 [3:48]
35. Chapter 35 [4:59]
36. Chapter 36 [4:24]
37. Chapter 37 [4:21]
38. Chapter 38 [3:05]
39. Chapter 39 [6:15]
40. Chapter 40 [2:51]
41. Chapter 41 [4:23]
42. Chapter 42 [4:23]
43. Chapter 43 [2:06]
44. Chapter 44 [2:53]
45. Chapter 45 [2:34]
46. Chapter 46 [2:44]
47. Chapter 47 [6:43]
48. Chapter 48 [:55]

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