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Salem's Lot

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Ever seen this? I was on a shopping spree for cheap VHS the other day and picked up the full length, three hour Salem's Lot movie, sight unseen.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has dated, about as much as Halloween, but there were many really effective moments, and an atmosphere of gentle tension. The sight of a ghoulish Ralphie Glick tapping on the window loosened the bowels a tad. David Soul did a fine job in the lead, and Bonnie Bedelia was hotter here than she was in Die Hard.

Should make fun Halloween viewing.
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Darth Algar:
Ever seen this? I was on a shopping spree for cheap VHS the other day and picked up the full length, three hour Salem's Lot movie, sight unseen.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has dated, about as much as Halloween, but there were many really effective moments, and an atmosphere of gentle tension. The sight of a ghoulish Ralphie Glick tapping on the window loosened the bowels a tad. David Soul did a fine job in the lead, and Bonnie Bedelia was hotter here than she was in Die Hard.

Should make fun Halloween viewing.
I love Salem's Lot DA - one of the best made-for-TV-horror flicks ever IMO.

Tell me, how high did you jump watching that scene in the cells?
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Actually - for those who don't already know - Mike Ryerson (The gravedigger who buys it first at the hands of Danny Glick) is Geoff Lewis - Juliette Lewis father.
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Mike Ryerson (The gravedigger who buys it first at the hands of Danny Glick) is Geoff Lewis - Juliette Lewis father.
Wow.

Looks like she inherited his looks.
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I've got it on a double bill with the sequel. I think it's the cut-down theatrical version though. That kid at the window still freaks me out though.
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That kid at the window still freaks me out though.
The musical cue in those scenes is more effective than anything in Jaws.
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IIRC - they originally wanted George A. Romero to do the film, but they finally had to settle for Tobe Hooper, who did a damn fine job IMO.

Barlow is without doubt one of the best vampires I have ever seen and James Mason is truly creepy.
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AgentOrange:
James Mason is truly creepy.
My God, yes. I think he even played a vampire in Salems Lot once.
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AgentOrange:
James Mason is truly creepy.
My God, yes. I think he even played a vampire in Salems Lot once.
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