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Salem’s Lot (1979)

Ben Mears (David Soul of Starsky & Hutch fame) is a writer who has returned to his hometown of Jerusalem’s Lot in New England (abbreviated by locals to “Salem’s Lot”) to write a book.

Mysterious antiques man Richard Straker (James Mason) has also secretly moved to town, along with his “master” – Kurt Barlow (Reggie Nalder), a vampire. Before long, people begin dying.

Eventually, Soul figures out what’s going on, and sets out to kill the head vampire.

Some of the vampires are children, who come to their friends’ windows in the night – scratching on them with sharp fingernails and asking to be let in. Creepy, creepy stuff.

This made-for-TV horror film is based on a Stephen King novel. Reggie Nalder plays the ugliest vampire on the big screen since Max Schreck’s Nosferatu.

Ben Mears
David Soul
Richard K Straker
James Mason
Susan Norton
Bonnie Bedelia
Mark Petrie
Lance Kerwin
Jason Burke
Lew Ayres
Dr Bill Norton
Ed Flanders
Mike Ryerson
Geoffrey Lewis
Parkins Gillespie
Kenneth McMillan
Kurt Barlow
Reggie Nalder

Tobe Hooper