Soundtrack Review: Salem’s Lot

Salem’s Lot
Released by Intrada, 2013
84 Tracks, with a total running time of 99:53 min.
Music Composed and Conducted by Harry Sukman

If you’re one that grew up in the ‘70s, then you remember the made-for-TV movies back then were sometimes more entertaining than what was screening at the theaters! At least they were to me. One of the things that always enjoyed for those films were the scores. They just had this same feel and style to them that were easy to recognize, as well as being very effective. Thankfully, we now have the complete score for one of the best made-for-tv movies ever to be made. And one of the reasons for that is the incredibly creepy!

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Tobe Hooper – Rest in Peace

Tobe Hooper RIPThere are certain names in the horror genre that are known as icons, or one of the Masters of Horrors. And yesterday, the genre and the fans lost another one of them, Tobe Hooper. Regardless of the ups and downs of his filmography, he will always be remembered for directing the infamous 1974 film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, which still is as gritty, scary, and damn entertaining as it was when it first assaulted movie audiences over forty years ago. His adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot (1979) still remains as one of the best made-for-TV movies of that decade, not to mention other entertaining titles in his filmography, such as The Funhouse (1981), Lifeforce (1985), and of course, the bat-shit-crazy sequel Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986).

Hooper passed away yesterday at the age of 74. For as long as there are horror movie fans, there will be screenings of TCM. And with each of those viewings, there will be some watching it for the first time that will be amazed and entranced at what they see on screen, possibly even inspiring them to try and do what Hooper and company did all those years ago in the dead heat of a Texas summer all those years ago.

You definitely will never be forgotten, Mr. Hooper. Thank you for the scares. Our thoughts go out to his friends and family during this difficult time.

Mystery Photo 8-3

Our photo from last week seemed to be a very popular one, which I’m guessing why we got so many correct answers sent in. The shot featured the late great Geoffrey Lewis in Tobe Hooper’s Salem’s Lot. The ones that did send in the correct answers were: Derek Botelho, Cate Cameron, Dahlia Daniels, Dave Felter, Troy Howarth, Doug Lamoreux, Erik Martin, Kevin Matthews, Freddy Morris, Ashley Polnow, Mike Tutino, William Wilson, and Greg Wojick. You guys are making me proud!

But before we get this week’s photo, just a reminder…PLEASE do not attempt to post your answer in the reply section. Insteadn send them to me via email at That way more people can play. Thanks.

Okay, now that the PCA is out of the way, here’s our latest photo. Think you know it? Are you sure? Then send us an email and let us know. That email again is Good luck.