What the hell were my parents thinking when they let me watch Salem’s Lot on TV when I was 6-years-old? Well, thanks Mom & Dad – because I’m still having nightmares about a ghostly floating vampire boy scratching at my window, just begging to be let in.
Not many TV movies nowadays could give me the creeps (unless the acting in Sharknado counts), and Salem’s Lot definitely succeeded there numerous times. Released as a TV mini-series that was based on the novel by Stephen King, this is easily one of the better vampire horror movies around. The window scene is the true master here (sorry, Barlow) and that is the scene that makes me grab at my blankey extra tight. I’ll leave it up to you, the reader, to determine if I really do still have a blankey. But anyway, high praise goes out to you Salem’s Lot and your creepy ass window scene – you will forever give me nightmares. Oh, Hi Barlow! How long have you been standing there?