‘Salem’s Lot

 Usually, Stephen King is not too scary, because his stories so often fall in the slasher genre. This one afforded a few less-than-cheap thrills. A vampire takes over a small town in Maine, and evil spreads quickly. It borrows its chill from the power that the Dracula myth has on our collective unconscious. I found it too convenient that the vampires could be subdued by the crucifix, but Father Callahan’s fate was an interesting twist – and one I would have given much to follow to the end. This is one book which I feel would make a better movie and in fact, it did.

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