Welcome back to Jerusalem's Lot, the townfolk are waiting for you.
Sep 1, 2009
A Return to Salem's Lot is a fun film by the legendary B-Movie director Larry Cohen. The story is about a former resident of Jerusalem's Lot named Joe Weber (Cohen regular Michael Morarity) who comes back to town with his son Jeremy. Whilst in town on vacation they learn about it's horrible secret. The town is run and populated by the living dead! The mayor takes a liking to Joe chooses him to chronicle the struggles and the history of the people of 'Salem's Lot. While Joe and his son are in town, an elderly gentleman who calls himself Van Meer (Samuel Fuller) is in town asking the residents some questions about an "old friend" of his who might be around. Seeing the old director tool around in an V.W. bug is quite the sight. Tara Reid has a part as a young vampire girl who takes a shine upon Jeremy.
Like all of Mr. Cohen's films, it's filled with his usual quirky dialog and interesting direction. I was surpised by how much Larry Cohen utilized parts of the book that the mini-series failed to ultilize and expand uopn. A real funny spoof of vampire movies and a interesting additions to the folklore. Panned by some and hated by most this film has been sadly neglected. If you like tongue-in-cheek horror films or a good laugh check out this "sequel".