I think it holds up pretty well because the characters are so good. I just wish some day we could get a complete cut and not the edited version that's been released since the laserdisc days.Watched this again a few nights ago. It really is a slow burner.
Not as good as I'd remembered as a kid.
Why notThere was a remake!. Why?
Didn't know that. I think the 79 version is pretty much perfect and some of the scariest scenes I have ever seen for a TV movie. Casting was pretty much spot on.You are aware there is a new Salem's Lot big screen cinema adaptation been planned soon and will be produced by James Wan and Gary Dauberman