Salem's Lot (1979 miniseries)

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Salem's Lot (also known as Salem's Lot: The Movie, Salem's Lot: The Miniseries and Blood Thirst) is a 1979 American miniseries television adaptation of the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King.wikipedia
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James Mason

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Directed by Tobe Hooper and starring David Soul and James Mason, the plot concerns a writer who returns to his hometown and discovers that its citizens are turning into vampires. For the roles of Richard K. Straker and the vampire Kurt Barlow, James Mason and Reggie Nalder had been on producer Richard Kobritz's "wish list".
He starred in a number of successful British and American films from the 1950s to the early 1980s, including The Desert Fox, A Star Is Born, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Lolita, North by Northwest, The Prisoner of Zenda, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, A Touch of Larceny, Bigger Than Life, Julius Caesar, Georgy Girl, The Deadly Affair, Age of Consent, Heaven Can Wait, The Boys from Brazil, The Verdict, Mandingo, Murder by Decree and Salem's Lot.

Tobe Hooper

Directed by Tobe Hooper and starring David Soul and James Mason, the plot concerns a writer who returns to his hometown and discovers that its citizens are turning into vampires.
Hooper subsequently directed the horror film Eaten Alive (1977), followed by the 1979 miniseries Salem's Lot, an adaptation of the novel by Stephen King.

David Soul

Directed by Tobe Hooper and starring David Soul and James Mason, the plot concerns a writer who returns to his hometown and discovers that its citizens are turning into vampires.
Soul also starred with James Mason in the 1979 TV miniseries adaptation of Stephen King's Salem's Lot, which was also edited and released as a theatrical feature film in some countries.

Reggie Nalder

For the roles of Richard K. Straker and the vampire Kurt Barlow, James Mason and Reggie Nalder had been on producer Richard Kobritz's "wish list".
Nalder is perhaps best remembered for his roles as an assassin in Alfred Hitchcock's 1956 remake of The Man Who Knew Too Much, the vampire Kurt Barlow in the 1979 TV adaptation of the Stephen King novel 'Salem's Lot, and the Andorian ambassador Shras in the Star Trek episode "Journey to Babel".

Kenneth McMillan (actor)

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The actor played a borough commander in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, but often was cast as characters such as a cowardly small town sheriff in Tobe Hooper's 1979 TV mini-series Salem's Lot, a similar law enforcement officer in the 1987 Burt Reynolds film Malone, William Hurt's bitter paraplegic father in Eyewitness, a wily safe cracker in The Pope of Greenwich Village, and a racist fire chief in Ragtime who is memorably told off by the New York City police commissioner, James Cagney.

Ronnie Scribner

Ronnie Scribner's infamous "window" scene as the child vampire Ralphie Glick was ranked #4 on Empire Magazines list of "Top 10 Scariest Movie Scenes" and was ranked #42 on the UK Channel 4's 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003).
Beginning his career as a professional child actor and model at the age of 11, Scribner is perhaps best known for his role as the child vampire Ralphie Glick in the 1979 CBS mini-series Salem's Lot.

Marie Windsor

The miniseries also features Elisha Cook Jr. as Weasel Philips and Marie Windsor as Eva Miller, two characters with a relationship.
She appeared on programs such as Maverick, Bat Masterson, Perry Mason, Bourbon Street Beat, The Incredible Hulk, Rawhide, General Hospital, Salem's Lot, and Murder, She Wrote.

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Salem's Lot (also known as Salem's Lot: The Movie, Salem's Lot: The Miniseries and Blood Thirst) is a 1979 American miniseries television adaptation of the horror novel of the same name by Stephen King.
In 1979, 'Salem's Lot was adapted to a two-part television miniseries of the same name.

Vampire films

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Salem's Lot combines elements of both the vampire film and haunted house subgenres of horror.
Stephen King's Salem's Lot (1979) notably depicts vampires as terrifying, simple-minded creatures, without eroticism, and with the only desire to feed on the blood of others.

Bonnie Bedelia

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Bedelia appeared in two Stephen King screen adaptations: Salem's Lot (1979) and Needful Things (1993).

Brad Savage

While known for Red Dawn, Savage also appeared in many television shows in the 1970s and 1980s, including Salem's Lot, CHiPs, Mork & Mindy, Emergency!, Fantasy Island and The Love Boat.

Elisha Cook Jr.

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The miniseries also features Elisha Cook Jr. as Weasel Philips and Marie Windsor as Eva Miller, two characters with a relationship.
Cook portrayed lawyer Samuel T. Cogley in the Star Trek 1967 episode "Court Martial", Isaac Isaacson on the Batman television series, Weasel Craig in Salem's Lot, and later had a long-term recurring role as Honolulu crime lord "Ice Pick" on CBS's Magnum, P.I. He appeared too in The Bionic Woman episode "Once a Thief" in 1977.

Ed Flanders

He also appeared in the 1979 made-for-TV-horror-miniseries Salem's Lot as Dr. Bill Norton.

Clarissa Kaye

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They shared scenes in Frankenstein: The True Story (1973); they also both appeared in Salem's Lot (1979), but did not share any scenes.

Lance Kerwin

He played lead roles in the TV series James at 15, and the made-for-TV films The Loneliest Runner and Salem's Lot.

Kurt Barlow

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For the roles of Richard K. Straker and the vampire Kurt Barlow, James Mason and Reggie Nalder had been on producer Richard Kobritz's "wish list".
In Salem's Lot (1979), Barlow was significantly different from his novel counterpart; while Kurt Barlow in the novel resembles an ordinary human being, in the 1979 miniseries, he is depicted with a grotesque Nosferatu-like appearance.

Harry Sukman

With producer Richard Kobritz wanting "a good, atmospheric, old-fashioned, Bernie Herrmann-type score", the score was composed and conducted by Harry Sukman, whom Korbitz described as "a former cohort and protege of Victor Young".
He composed music scores for movies like Salem's Lot.

Larry Cohen

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Producer Stirling Silliphant, screenwriter Robert Getchell, and writer/director Larry Cohen all contributed screenplays but none proved satisfactory.
Cohen cast Moriarty in It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive (1987)—the third part of the Alive Trilogy—and again in A Return to Salem's Lot (1987), the unofficial sequel of Stephen King's novel and TV miniseries Salem's Lot.

Jerusalem's Lot (Stephen King)

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Two years earlier, Mears, a successful author, returns after a long absence to his small hometown of Salem's Lot, Maine.
Following the success of the 1979 television miniseries Salem's Lot, adapted from King's novel, a 1987 sequel miniseries, A Return to Salem's Lot, was produced.

Vampire

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Directed by Tobe Hooper and starring David Soul and James Mason, the plot concerns a writer who returns to his hometown and discovers that its citizens are turning into vampires.
By the 1970s, vampires in films had diversified with works such as Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), an African Count in 1972's Blacula, the BBC's Count Dracula featuring French actor Louis Jourdan as Dracula and Frank Finlay as Abraham Van Helsing, and a Nosferatu-like vampire in 1979's Salem's Lot, and a remake of Nosferatu itself, titled Nosferatu the Vampyre with Klaus Kinski the same year.

Julie Cobb

She also appeared in the TV movie versions of Salem's Lot (1979) and Brave New World (1980).

Joshua Bryant

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His movie credits have included acting roles in films and television movies, such as Black Noon (1971), Enter the Devil (1972), The Morning After (1974), Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974), Framed (1975), The Night That Panicked America (1975), Maneaters Are Loose! (1978), Salem's Lot (1979), First Monday in October (1981), Gone Are the Dayes (1984), The Education of Allison Tate (1986), and Project Eliminator (1991) He was also active in television as he had guest roles on Columbo, Little House on the Prairie, M*A*S*H, The Rockford Files, and several other television hits.