Salem's Lot - Netflix

"Salem's Lot" is a TV mini-series based on the book of the same name by Stephen King.

Salem's Lot - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 184 minutes

Premier: 1979-11-17

Salem's Lot - 'Salem's Lot - Netflix

'Salem's Lot is a 1975 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his second published novel. The story involves a writer named Ben Mears who returns to the town of Jerusalem's Lot (or 'Salem's Lot for short) in Maine, where he had lived from the age of five through nine, only to discover that the residents are becoming vampires. The town is revisited in the short stories “Jerusalem's Lot” and “One for the Road”, both from King's story collection Night Shift (1978). The novel was nominated for the World Fantasy Award in 1976, and the Locus Award for the All-Time Best Fantasy Novel in 1987. In two separate interviews King said that, of all his books, 'Salem's Lot was his favorite. In his June 1983 Playboy interview, the interviewer mentioned that because it was his favorite, King was planning a sequel, but King has said on his website that because The Dark Tower series already continued the narrative in the Wolves of the Calla and Song of Susannah, he felt there was no longer a need for a sequel. In 1987 he told Phil Konstantin in The Highway Patrolman magazine: “In a way it is my favorite story, mostly because of what it says about small towns. They are kind of a dying organism right now. The story seems sort of down home to me. I have a special cold spot in my heart for it!” The book is dedicated to King's daughter Naomi.

Salem's Lot - Adaptations - Netflix

'Salem's Lot was adapted for television in two three-hour miniseries. The 1979 version, starring David Soul as Ben Mears, was nominated for three primetime Emmys and an Edgar Award. It was filmed on location in Ferndale, California A truncated two-hour version was also released in cinemas in some countries. In 2004, TNT premiered a new version of 'Salem's Lot starring Rob Lowe, which also received a primetime Emmy nomination. In 1987, Larry Cohen directed the feature A Return to Salem's Lot, though this has little to do with King's novel or the 1979 adaptation. The novel was also adapted in the UK as a radio drama on BBC Radio 4 in 1995.

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