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A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot.

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Larry Cohen

Writers:

Stephen King (characters), Larry Cohen (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Moriarty ... Joe Weber
Ricky Addison Reed Ricky Addison Reed ... Jeremy Weber
Samuel Fuller ... Dr. Van Meer
Andrew Duggan ... Judge Axel
Evelyn Keyes ... Mrs. Axel
Jill Gatsby ... Sherry
June Havoc ... Aunt Clara
Ronee Blakley ... Sally
James Dixon ... Rains
David Holbrook David Holbrook ... Deputy
Katja Crosby Katja Crosby ... Cathy
Tara Reid ... Amanda
Brad Rijn ... Clarence
Janelle Webb Janelle Webb ... Sarah (as Georgia Janelle Webb)
Robert Burr Robert Burr ... Dr. Fenton
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Storyline

Joe Weber is an anthropologist who takes his son on a trip to the New England town of Salem's Lot unaware that it is populated by vampires. When the inhabitants reveal their secret, they ask Joe to write a bible for them. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Salem 2 - Die Rückkehr See more »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Larco Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of June Havoc. See more »

Goofs

When Joe and Van Meer confront the vampires in the schoolroom near the end, Van Meer shoots Judge Axel twice in the head. He then pretends to shoot himself (around 1:29:00). After the second Axel shot, the slide on his Walther P-38 clearly locks open, indicating an empty chamber and magazine. Yet when he turns away to "shoot" himself seconds later, the pistol appears racked and ready to fire. See more »

Quotes

Van Meer: I'm not a Nazi hunter. I'm a Nazi killer!
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Alternate Versions

All German Version have been cut to reduce violence See more »

Connections

Follows Salem's Lot (1979) See more »

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Who said this movie was bad.....?
9 November 2000 | by DJ-21See all my reviews

A lot of people! and so do I. Seeing this movie at first made me think this looks good... infact I think it started good then gradually got worse then it just buried itself. Michael Moriarty (who I'm a fan of) was in his typical horror movie role similar to movies like "The Stuff". The movie dies right after Joe (Moriarty) gave Van Meer (Fuller) the book about who the people of the town were, The Vampires. A lot more could have been put into the plot it was like it was made up as it goes along. I actually purchased this movie simply because Moriarty was in it, absolutely for no other reason.


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