Salem's Lot Poster Original Photosheet 1979 David Soul Tobe Hooper
Photosheet Lobby Poster.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 1975 horror novel of the same name by Stephen King. 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. Salem's Lot combines elements of the vampire film and haunted house subgenres of horror. Stephen King said "Every director in Hollywood who's ever been involved with horror wanted to do it, but nobody could come up with a script." With a budget of $4 million, principal photography began on July 10, 1979, in the Northern California town of Ferndale, with some scenes filmed at the Burbank studios. Filming officially wrapped on August 29, 1979. Although Salem's Lot was aimed at television, an International theatrical release was also planned and which would include more violence. Thus theatrical posters were released.Broadcast reviews for Salem's Lot were largely positive, with critics praising the film's atmosphere, cinematography, Hooper's direction, and scares.