The King Zone Podcast Episode 20 – ‘You’ll Enjoy Mr. Barlow. And He’ll Enjoy You.’ The Horror Of Vampires with Salem’s Lot (1979) and Salem’s Lot (2004)
Welcome to this Podcast series from The Super Network with The King Zone! This podcast series is all about the adaptations of Stephen King, from the cinematic films, mini-series and TV movies!
Join your co-hosts ‘Super’ Marcey and the ‘Terrible Australian’ Bede Jermyn as they welcome first time guest to The King Zone Podcast and good friend of The Super Network and a previous guest on the other podcasts with the wonderful Amie Hakari to discuss Stephen King’s vampires with two mini series based on King’s novel Salem’s Lot. There is a lot for the gang to sink their teeth into with this episode.
Salem’s Lot (1979) was directed by Tobe Hooper, written by Paul Monash, based on the novel ‘Salem’s Lot‘ by Stephen King and stars David Soul, James Mason, Fred Willard, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia, Lew Ayres, Julie Cobb, Elisha Cook Jr, George Dzundza, Ed Flanders, Clarissa Kaye-Mason, Geoffrey Lewis, Barney McFadden, Kenneth McMillan and Marie Windsor.
IMDB Synopsis: A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires.
Salem’s Lot (2004) was directed by Mikael Saloman, written by Peter Filardi, based on the novel ‘Salem’s Lot‘ by Stephen King and stars Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland, Samantha Mathis, Robert Mammone, Dan Byrd, Andy Anderson, Robert Grubb, James Cromwell, Rebecca Gibney, Steven Vidler, Penny McNamee, Todd MacDonald and Rutger Hauer.
IMDB Synopsis: Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem’s Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.
* Welcome Amie to the King Zone!
* We sure do love the ’79 version!
* The cast, the atmosphere, the characters are all so good.
* Does this older version still hold up?
* How the ’04 version really dropped the ball.
* Both versions are quite different, with the plots doing very different things.
* Someone tell Marcey that Take That’s Gary Barlow is not in Salem’s Lot.
* We’ll return to discuss the new Salem’s Lot some time too!
* Plus much, much more!
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