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    Quote Originally Posted by TravelinJack View Post
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    Just started rereading this classic, and I really think this might be my favorite King story! I've reread other books of his but this one has such staying power. I'd love to see a new movie done for this book.
    The director of the new It would make a fantastic Salem’s Lot. I agree, would be fun to see a new reboot.
    An R rated version set in 1975 would be sweet.

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    Salem's Lot was the very first Stephen King book I ever picked up and read. I was 14 at the time. Had me enthralled from the opening page and several of the scenes legitimately scared me. Finished the book in a couple of sittings and ran down to the bookstore to pick up five more King books. I re-read Lot this past summer at age 25 while working my way through the Dark Tower series and I found myself appreciating the book even more. While very little happens in the first 40% of the book, the slow burn and intense build-up is some of King's best work, IMO. I think I'd go so far as to say that I prefer the first half of the book to the second half. It is remarkably creepy.

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    Here's the link to The Losers Club podcast discussion of the book:

    https://consequenceofsound.net/podca...-2-salems-lot/

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    Just finished a reread of the book, I think it was the 3rd time I read it, but the first time in probably 30 years. I read on old paperback version I bought in the 80's that was already ragged. I read the deleted scenes in the illustrated version in parallel.

    Like some of the others on this thread, I don't get scared by books anymore. I do remember when I read it the first time when I about 15. I had finished reading for the night, and went to the restroom before going to bed. Everyone else in the house had been asleep for a long time. I remember being disappointed that I wasn't scared. I started to pyche my self out. I must have already read the Shining at that point. As I was sitting on the toilet, I started becoming more and more convinced that it was in my best interest not to check what was behind the shower curtain.

    I think that the scenes that were cut were scarier then the ones kept in.

    I think the only book that truly scared my was "The Amytiville Horror" I probably read the book in 78 or 79 when I was only 10 or 11. I also believed it was a true story at the time.

    I think like SK talks about in Danse Macabre, the scariest things are the things you never see. I think that's why movies about haunted houses tend to scare me more then vampires and werewolves.
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    'Salem's Lot Portfolio #606. (could just trade limitation sheets).

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    The Dutch translation of 'Salem's Lot was the first King book I ever saw (my dad was reading it and I must have been 6 or 7 at the time). The cover made such an impression on me that when I finally read it myself (probably at the age of 13 or 14) I didn't really want to touch it



    I'm 43 now and I still find 'Salem's Lot (and Pet Sematary) to be King's scariest books.

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    This was also my first Stephen King book. I picked it up a long long time ago.
    Way back in November 2018

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