Salem's Lot 2004

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Salem's Lot ★★ 2004

Made for TNT remake of the 1979 miniseries based on Stephen King's novel, this time a bit more faithful to the book, but still using the miniseries format. Writer Ben Mears (Lowe) returns to his hometown to exorcise some personal demons, only to find a reallife demon, in the form of vampire Barlow (Hauer) taking over. Resurrects characters and subplots that the original ignored, but the pacing is too rushed to create any real atmosphere or genuine chills. Another in a long line of disappointing King adaptations. 180m/C DVD . Rob Lowe, Samantha Mathis, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Robert Mammone, Rutger Hauer, James Cromwell, Julia Blake, Dan Byrd, Andy Anderson, Robert Grubb, Steven Vidler, Elizabeth (Liz) Alexander, Nicholas Hammond, Tara Morice, Penny McNamee; D: Mikael Salomon; W: Peter Filardi; C: Ben Nott; M: Patrick Cassidy, Lisa Gerrard, Christopher Gordon. TV

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