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It Came From The Tube: Salem’S Lot (1979)

Stephen King adaptations are very hard to pull off successfully. For every Misery, there’s a Graveyard Shift; Carrie soars while Cujo stalls. The small screen has had it just as bad—the elephantine The Stand benefits from its four-night rollout, while no amount of time could save The Tommyknockers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg—at last count, there were 91 King adaptations (I’ll need to double-check those figures) across all media. For this blurry-eyed cathode ray kid, however, nothing has yet to match the two-part graveyard dance known as Salem’s Lot (1979).

Originally airing on CBS on Saturday November 17th and 24th, Salem’s Lot was a huge success for the network; there was even talk of turning it into a weekly series. Alas, that never came to be. However, we were gifted with 183 minutes of measured, chilling suspense and terror helmed by none other
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A Town Called Vulcan: Star Trek Haven of the North

Stardate, 2016. We start off for… hold up. I have a confession. I am not a Trekkie. I owe no allegiance to the myriad TV iterations, although I am fond of the original mid-’60s series and their subsequent big screen adventures (except for The Final Frontier—I am reasonably lucid). However, this particular voyage is co-captained by my wife, Michelle, who has a deep fondness for the original gang and their follow-up crew of The Next Generation (which I don’t like, and yet she still married me). She can identify scenes by hearing orchestral movements from the series and the films. In short, she is a Trekkie (and yes, I asked her permission to call her that—I’m not insane).

Okay, let’s try this again. My wife and I leave the big city of Calgary, Alberta behind for a day trip to visit the Trekcetera Museum, located
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Interview: Actress Julie Cobb Remembers 1979’s Salem’S Lot

Shock talks to “Boom Boom” Bonnie herself, actress Julie Cobb from Tobe Hooper’s Salem’S Lot. She was the sultry small town vixen that was married to a hot-tempered oaf whilst having an affair with the local Realtor Lothario. Nicknamed “Boom Boom” Bonnie, receptionist Bonnie Sawyer was one of the “lucky” ones in the sleepy New…

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Stephen King Week: Heather Looks Back at Salem’S Lot

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You’ll enjoy Mr. Barlow. And he’ll enjoy you.

Based on the Stephen King novel, Salem’s Lot is a three-hour-long miniseries that originally aired back in 1979, with director Tobe Hooper’s slow burn storytelling approach immersing viewers intricately into the world of a sleepy little town in Maine by paying attention to the atmosphere and tension King so cleverly established in his original story. From the guy who gave us The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Salem’s Lot proved Hooper was an assured filmmaker who could still deliver shocking and jarring horror while using a more subtle directorial methodology.

At the start of Salem’s Lot, we meet writer Ben Mears (David Soul), who is returning home to the small town to write his second novel (in reality, it was also King's sophomore novel) based on the infamous Marsten House that he grew up fearing as a kid.
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Take a trip to Cougar Town with Season 1 and 2 on DVD!

Cougar Town: The Complete Second Season has arrived on DVD and M&C.s getting in on the laughs by giving away a Cougar Town Fan Prize Pack . which includes Seasons One & Two DVD Set! Julie Cobb.s learning that the idea of family isn.t always so traditional on her not so quiet Florida cul-de-sac. Together with her teenage son, friends, neighbors and even ex-husband, the dysfunctional, yet supportive extended family manages the next stages of their lives together. This hilarious DVD release invites audiences to collect and relive every laugh-out-loud moment, plus exciting never-before-seen bonus features! Special Features Include:.(still called) Cougar Town Season 2. . A hilarious and heartwarming look at the show.s evolution, iconic inside jokes and
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Actress Beverly Dies

Actress Helen Beverly has died at the age of 94.

Beverly passed away of natural causes on 15 July at the Motion Picture and Television Fund hospital in Los Angeles.

She launched her career in Yiddish theatre and films, including Green Fields and The Light Ahead, before branching into Hollywood with roles in movies such as Black Magic with Charlie Chan and the musical Stairway for a Star.

She was the first wife of On the Waterfront star Lee J. Cobb, who she wed in 1940. The couple later divorced in the 1950s.

Beverly is survived by her actress daughter Julie Cobb, who was once married to actor James Cromwell, and her granddaughter, Nancy Drew star Rosemary Morgan.

Exclusive: Courteney Cox: ‘I’m the Susan Lucci of Network Television!’

Courteney, we think it’s about time you were finally nominated for a Golden Globe — and apparently, you agree with us!

We’re not sure how it’s possible, but Courteney Cox has been in the biz for 25 years and never been nominated for a Golden Globe…until now. So it’s only natural that Court would compare herself to another woman who’s been around forever and never been praised for her craft: Susan Lucci!

“How do you know that I’ve been calling myself [Susan Lucci]?” Courteney giggled to HollywoodLife.com at a Save Darfur event at hubby David’s Propr boutique in Venice, Calif. Dec. 17.

The star, who was Finally nominated as a best actress for her role as quirky, sexy cougar Julie Cobb in ABC’s hit comedy Cougartown, says she was shocked by the nod. “No way [did I expect it]. I’ve been Not nominated for so many years. It feels like utter joy.
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