‘Salem’s Lot
Horror / September 12, 2017

Title: ‘Salem’s Lot Author: Stephen King Published: 1975 Genre: Horror Length: 653 pages   It would be a little obvious at this point in time to review It, as the new movie has just dropped into theaters. Instead, I decided to bring attention to another Stephen King novel that I read over the summer. ‘Salem’s Lot might not inspire media attention on the level of It , but King’s second novel is a fantastic read all the same. Also, it features blood-thirsty vampires, which are way scarier than clowns any day. I am vaguely aware of the television and movie versions of ‘Salem’s Lot but I have not watched any of them at the time of writing. Judging from the reviews, that may be a good thing. I was inspired to read the book, however, after taking a wickedly delightful trip to Salem, Massachusetts this past summer. As I wandered through the dark and twisting halls of a horror themed wax museum (Count Orlock’s Nightmare Emporium), I unwittingly stumbled upon the terrifyingly life-like figure of a Nosferatu style vampire climbing out of a coffin. The nearby plaque read “‘Salem’s Lot,” and I knew that I would have to find out more about it. The tale begins after…