- Rated: R
- Run Time: 1 hours, 41 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 4, 2010
- Originally Released: 1987
- Label: Warner Archives
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 05/27/1987
"...Funny lines abound and special effects convince....Fun, spoofy entertainment..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
In a certain New England town, it's hard to keep the undead down. It's shocking story continues courtesy of Larry Cohen, a maestro of cinematic horror (the It's Alive trilogy) and writer of police-action thrillers (Best Seller, Maniac Cop), tapping into his senses of the macabre as well as satire in a clever chiller based on characters created by Stephen King. Joining in to bedevil and terrify are Michael Moriarty as an anthropologist asked to write a "bible" for the town's ghastly group, Andrew Duggan as the leader of the town folk (including June Havoc and Evelyn Keyes) who hide their blood-feasting bent behind sweet exteriors and filmmaker Samuel Fuller in a rare on-screen role as a vampire hunter. For mortals who occasionally like to go to the devil - and come back - A Return to Salem's Lot is one terrific terror trip.
An anthropologist and his young son learn the dreadful secret of a deceptively peaceful village and discover they're next in line for the gift of eternal life as a vampire. They are joined in their struggle against the forces of the undead by a Nazi hunter. Based on a novel by Stephen King.