It’s been so long since I’ve seen A Return to Salem’s Lot (1987), it felt like seeing it for the first time, and just as long since seeing the miniseries from 1979 that spun this sequel. I wish I would’ve left it as a faded memory, and not ruined it because this has to be one of the worst films ever made.

Axel says I have a drinking problem. Mrs. Axel

A Return to Salem's LotI’m not sure which is worse, the acting or the vampire costume/makeup or the fake skin? Well, at least Michael Minard’s musical score is good, but not good enough to redeem the whole of A Return to Salem’s Lot. The setting is another shining gem in this tarnished crown. The story wasn’t horrible, and it had an interesting ask from the vampires.

Then out of nowhere, they throw in an aging Nazi Hunter, who helps Joseph and Jeremy escape. I still don’t get the need to have a Nazi Hunter, but I guess it made sense at the time, more sense than vampires breeding; and I thought sparkling was a reach. I’m amused that this awkwardly embarrassing film came from Warner Bros. I continued to expect it to get better, and it did for a second when they killed a vampire, which was a decent puppet, but that was the only good in the entire disaster.

2 Stars

I can only give A Return to Salem’s Lot 2 out of 5 Stars.

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