Via B&S About Movies – STEPHEN KING WEEK: Salem’s Lot (1979)

B&S About Movies reviews my all time favorite Stephen King adaptation – ‘Salems Lot! This movie taught me Horror Movie Survival Lesson #1 – Keep the windows closed & curtains drawn!

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If you’re a writer in a Stephen King story, never ever go home. Nothing good is waiting for you there. Nothing at all. If your home is in New England, just forget about it. In fact, even if you aren’t a writer, don’t go back home. Don’t reunite with your friends. Just be happy with whatever you’ve got.

Originally airing on November 17 and 24, 1979, Salem’s Lot is considered one of the best Stephen King adaptions and some of Tobe Hooper’s finest directorial work.

We open in Guatemala, where Ben Mears (David Soul, TV’s Starsky and Hutch) and Mark Petrie (Lance Kerwin, Enemy Mine) are filling bottle after bottle with holy water until one glows. Whatever they’re chasing — or running from — has found them.

After that open, we go back in time two years, to when Ben moves back to Salem’s Lot, Maine. He’s come back…

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