Studies in the Horror Film: Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot

Studies in the Horror Film Salems Lot coverSTUDIES IN THE HORROR FILM: TOBE HOOPER’S SALEM’S LOT (2014)

Centipede Press. See author bio here

Few horror stories in the history of television can boast the deadly seriousness, inspired casting, indelible images and lingering impact of Salem’s Lot. Tobe Hooper’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 1975 novel about vampires that infest a small Maine town was first broadcast in November 1979. The three-hour film featured unforgettable performances by an array of stars – James Mason, David Soul, Lew Ayres, Bonnie Bedelia – along with one of the most truly terrifying monsters in the history of movies: the feral vampire Mr. Barlow played by Reggie Nalder. This book documents the gestation and production of the film. There are reminiscences from cast and crew, including new and exclusive interviews with Tobe Hooper, David Soul, cinematographer Jules Brenner and producer Richard Kobritz; hundreds of images, including many never before published behind-the-scenes production stills; deleted scenes from the original teleplay; foreign posters and artwork inspired by the film; photographs of Ferndale, California, where the exteriors of Salem’s Lot were filmed; and much, much more.

Tony Earnshaw is your guide to the quiet little town of Salem’s Lot. Just be sure to leave before nightfall…

“Tony Earnshaw has put together what must be the definitive book on Salem’s Lot the movie and it’s frightfully good, with extensive interviews and tons of pictures.” – Joshua Bryant, aka Ted Petrie in Salem’s Lot


“Amazing is too small a word to describe this awesome book” – Boogey Ben’s Horror Zone

“awesome” – David Del Valle

“highly recommended” – The Truth Inside the Lie (Bryant Burnette)

What the fans are saying…

“a must-read”

“the book is amazing”

“the ultimate book on the classic film”

“an excellent book bordering on greatness.”

“Every true fan of this movie should have this book.”

“An absolutely beautiful book. Another gem from Centipede Press.”

“Exceptional … a perfect companion … everything that you want to know about Salem’s Lot.”

“My brother & I recently visited Salem’s Lot (Ferndale) and used your book as a tour guide. Thank you for writing it!”

“Tony Earnshaw has delivered and given fans like me the definitive book on the making of this amazing film. It is the crown jewel for lovers of the film. Anyone who is a fan of the film owes it to themselves to buy this book.”

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