Salem's Lot (2004)

Salem's Lot
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Moderate horror violence, mature themes

Director: Mikael Salomon
Actors: Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Rob Lowe

A journalist returns to his hometown to research the mysterious memories that have haunted him since childhood. But soon, the closely held secrets of small-town life turn into unimaginable terror when a fearsome stranger arrives--looking to sink his teeth into a new home. Donald Sutherland, Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Rutger Hauer, James Cromwell and Samantha Mathis star in this terrifying new take on the classic Stephen King novel.

DVD
Status: Normal
Run time: 172mins
Origin: UNITED STATES
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Member Reviews (25)

jh
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Eucalyptus trees in New England......come on. This somes up how bad this picture was. It was shot in Victoria, Australia with a mostly Aussie cast putting on terrible American accents. The film was boring, bland and did no justice to the book.
Posted Sunday, 24 June 2012 See my other reviews
Anon
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Really disappointed in this remake, as a huge fan of the book I was full of high hopes.. It was such a bland movie, especially considering the cast.. Think this is several hours of my time that I'll never get back..
Posted Saturday, 9 June 2012 See my other reviews
peter
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good remake,i dont like rob lowe and his narrating.its spoils it. it was long and not enough vampires for a classic horror.
Posted Friday, 4 March 2011 See my other reviews
Megs
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Quite an enjoyable flick. Kept me interested and entertained enough so that I didn't even realise that it went for so long. Star studded cast and plenty of Aussies to check out. Definitely worth a look.
Posted Wednesday, 27 October 2010 See my other reviews
Chris H.
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Far too long and drawn out. It's really a 90 minute movie dragged out to nearly 3 hours. Lots of character development and subplots that ultimately just serve as padding and don't move the story forward in any meaningful way. Even when the story hits its strides and gets down to vampire business, it's riddled with too many clichés and tepid shocks you'll see coming from a mile away and ultimately becomes dull. Even though it's campy by today's standards, you're better off checking out the 1979 Tobe Hooper version. Or better yet, read the book.
Posted Sunday, 4 October 2009 See my other reviews
Anthony E.
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Sadly, very disappointing. It is very well made, but really quite boring. It's not scary or particularly atmospheric. It picks up a bit in the last hour, but not enough to salvage it. I give it two stars for its handsome production value; the Aussie locales and cast are, for the most part, well utilized. The 1979 TV mini-series, or even its truncated version screened in cinemas down under, is much more fun and frightening.
Posted Wednesday, 11 March 2009 See my other reviews
Krystie W.
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Really enjoyable. Not the usual shockers that are S.King adaptions. Great directing, good acting and a modern spin.
Posted Wednesday, 31 December 2008 See my other reviews
Matthew B.
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An above average telling of the Stephen King story. Made in Australia, there are lots of Aussies in this film set in a small American town of Jerusalem's Lot. Donald Sutherland is brilliant. The fact it was made in Australia is not a distraction, unlike some other films made here like Ghost Rider. The Aussies hold their own in some major roles.
Posted Sunday, 18 May 2008 See my other reviews
Michael O.
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Posted Wednesday, 12 March 2008 See my other reviews
Daniel D.
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Very good Stephen King novel to movie adaption. The addition of many Aussie actors probably helped the rating but it was still very good.
Posted Thursday, 21 February 2008 See my other reviews
Margaret F.
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I dont normally like Vampire plots but this was well done.
Posted Sunday, 21 October 2007 See my other reviews
Brooke H.
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Brilliant book. Average Movie. Those that haven't read the book may like it.
Posted Friday, 10 August 2007 See my other reviews
Angela B.
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Way too long. Story was all over the place.
Posted Sunday, 17 June 2007 See my other reviews
Wade P.
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Posted Wednesday, 2 May 2007 See my other reviews
sonab
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Despite this being a Stephen King movie, it was really un-interesting with a long drawn out storyline, not much suspense at all and in my opinion a waste of time.
Posted Monday, 16 April 2007 See my other reviews
Narelle H.
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The original movie was much better altho I did like the cast of mainly Australian actors.
Posted Wednesday, 28 February 2007 See my other reviews
Nigel W.
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Not bad version. I would recommend viewers to also watch the original series with David Soul. Barlow is a lot more human than the original or the book.
Posted Sunday, 10 September 2006 See my other reviews
James H.
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good movie worth watching
Posted Monday, 24 July 2006 See my other reviews
Matt C.
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Steven King Classic. Cannot compare it to the first version as I saw it so long ago that I cannot remember. Acting a little dry but a good time killer none the less.
Posted Tuesday, 27 June 2006 See my other reviews
tiborg
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One redeeming factor-it's based on a Steven King novel and the story line is good,but I've seen better horror movies!!
Posted Monday, 19 June 2006 See my other reviews
Sue C.
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Posted Thursday, 25 May 2006 See my other reviews
Greg M.
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I sometimes find Steven King hard to follow but this movie was an excellent horror flick. Rob Lowe and creepy Donald Sutherland were cast well.
Posted Monday, 8 May 2006 See my other reviews
Paul A.
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Posted Monday, 6 March 2006 See my other reviews
Marg O.
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The original movie is much better.
Posted Thursday, 23 February 2006 See my other reviews
Tim H.
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OK adaption of the Stephen King novel. Rob Lowe & co. were pretty good. A good blend of suspense and horror. No extra features.
Posted Thursday, 27 October 2005 See my other reviews