Movie: Salems Lot (1979) (TV)
- Director: Tobe Hooper
- Release Date: 17 November 1979 (USA)
- Writers: Stephen King (novel) Paul Monash (screenplay)
- Run Time: 112 min | Argentina:115 min | Germany:103 min | UK:107 min (theatrical version) | USA:184 min (uncut version) | USA:183 min (DVD version)
- Country: USA
- Genre: Horror , Thriller , Drama , Mystery
Tagline: The ultimate in terror!
Trivia: Producer Richard Kobritz decided to select Tobe Hooper for the director’s chair after catching a screening of Hooper’s The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974).
Goofs: Errors in geography: It is established that Salem’s Lot is on the outskirts of Portland, yet Susan and Ben go off to the movies in Bangor, which would mean a drive of about three hours.
“Young novelist returning home to Salem’s Lot after many years is disturbed by the strange behaviour of its people. He begins to believe that the source of the trouble may be the eerie old Marsten House that overlooks the town. Written by Grant Hamilton <firstname.lastname@example.org>”