The Story Of Salem’s Lot

Salem’s Lot scared the living shit out of me when it originally aired as a two-part miniseries on CBS (November 17 and November 24, 1979). Please to enjoy this one-hour love letter, filled with scary clips, wise observations, and neato behind-the-scenes trivia.

In this in depth retrospective I tell the story of Tobe Hooper’s 1979 vampire epic “Salem’s Lot”, based on the novel by Stephen King. I delve deep into its development, production and legacy while providing my own thoughts on the miniseries. Starring: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lou Ayers, Ed Flanders and and Reggie Nalder. Written by Paul Monash and produced by Richard Kobritz. Copyright Warner Bros. Television.

4 Replies to “The Story Of Salem’s Lot”

  1. Exactly the sort of exciting, macabre fare that monkeystador and his younger siblings were not allowed to watch.

    That’s a great little doc. A convoluted mess of screenplay and directorial and format decisions, approval of Mr. King, etc.
    I never saw (or even knew about) the TWO dracula films from 1979. The Mr. Coffee ad was somehow perfect: late 1970’s but seems like late 1950’s.

    1. I think it was a smart decision, making Barlow a Nosferatu-type vampire.

      I’m such a nostalgia whore I’ll sometimes go looking for Seventies commercials on YouTube. It’s amazing what you don’t remember until you see it again.

  2. I wasn’t allowed to watch this either as a young Droog. I’m all over it now. I have this strange fascination with horror movies now. This looks like a winner.

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