Best-selling author Stephen King's hugely popular chiller about modern-day vampirism in New England emerged as a two-part four-hour film, with David Soul as a successful novelist who returns to his boyhood home and finds strange doings, behind many of which is a sinister-looking antique dealer played by James Mason. Emmy Award nominations went to Harry Sukman for his musical score, Jack Young and Ben Lane for their vampire makeup, and Gene Kroft for his title sequence graphic design. Later the film was repeated in a single-part three-hour version in 1981, and a cable-TV version running slightly under two hours aired under the title, "Salem's Lot: The Movie."
Norman A Cook
Dr. Morton K Greenspoon
Jay Alfred Smith
Jack H. Young
Released in United States on Video March 3, 1993
Aired in United States November 17, 1979
Aired in United States November 24, 1979