Salem’s Lot 10/07/23

Warner Brothers

Halloween warm-up Special: Yes, it’s a review of a 7 year-old disc release, but we’re tired of waiting for new Halloween movies!  We seize the chance to finally absorb one of Tobe Hooper’s most notable efforts — how does it hold up after 44 years?  The answer is ‘not at all bad,’ even though the 3-hour TV version suffers big-time from padding bloat. On the other hand, any chance to see James Mason and Bonnie Bedelia in action cannot be passed up. On Blu-ray from Warner Brothers Entertainment.