Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
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 Ed 'Weasel' Craig 2 episodes, 2004
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 Danny Glick 2 episodes, 2004
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 Ralphie Glick 2 episodes, 2004
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 Marjorie Glick 2 episodes, 2004
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 Tony Glick 2 episodes, 2004
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 Joyce Petrie 2 episodes, 2004
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Ben Mears, a writer returns to the small Maine town of Jerusalem's Lot (also known as Salem's Lot), where he spent the first few years of his life, to write a book. Little does he or the townfolk realize that a couple of other new residents are coming...Straker, an antiques dealer, and his partner and master Barlow, a ancient and malevolent vampire bent on making Salem's Lot his new home. Written by KLange

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One of the dogs in the movie is named "Cujo", Which is the name of another Stephen King novel about a killer dog. See more »

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In the final scene in the hospital, the doctor throws the orange hat and we see that it lands on the floor. In the long shot that ends that scene, the hat is on top of a pillow. See more »

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Susan Norton: Now we're stuck with Matt Van Helsing.
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References Cujo (1983) See more »

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Paint It Black
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Revisiting the "Lot"
25 June 2004 | by (The Heartland) – See all my reviews

Another film adaptation of Stephen King's masterpiece 'Salem's Lot, one of the scariest novels ever written. Presented by TNT as a two part mini-series.

Ben Mears returned to ‘Salems Lot, the small New England town where he was born, hoping to write the novel that just might put to rest what had happened to him as a boy in the old Marsten House. Unfortunately, Richard Straker and Kurt Barlow had other ideas.

A bit different than the 1979 version, mainly due to modern computer generated enhancements and Peter Filardi's loosely adapted teleplay.

Comparing the two mini-series, neither followed the book closely, although Tobe Hooper's earlier version was the scarier. Rob Lowe was more believable as Ben Mears than David Soul, but neither Lance Kerwin nor Dan Byrd fit the book's impish image of 11 year old Mark Petrie. Donald Sutherland's Richard K. Straker character never had a chance to develop, but it could never have compared to James Mason's portrayal, he was much more sinister.

The second part was filled with great performances by the cast and fantastic special effects and was far more enjoyable to watch with Rutger Hauer as vampire Kurt Barlow, while James Cromwell as Father Callahan gave the best performance.


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