'Salem's Lot - Stephen King

'Salem's Lot

By Stephen King

  • Release Date: 1990-04-01
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 437 Ratings


Stephen King’s second novel, the classic vampire bestseller ’SALEM’S LOT, tells the story of evil in small-town America. For the first time in a major trade edition, this terrifying novel is accompanied by previously unpublished material from King’s archive, two short stories, and eerie photographs that bring King’s fictional darkness and evil to vivid life.

When Stephen King’s classic thriller’SALEM’S LOT hit the stands in 1975, it thrilled and terrified millions of readers with tales of demonic evil in small-town America. Now, thirty years later and still scaring readers witless, ’SALEM’S LOT reemerges in a brilliant new edition, complete with photographs, fifty pages of deleted and alternate scenes, and two short stories related to the events of the novel.

While the original edition of ’SALEM’S LOT will forever be a premier horror classic, ’SALEM’S LOT: ILLUSTRATED EDITION, with the inclusion of material from King’s archive, is destined to become a classic in its own right and a must-have for all Stephen King fans. In this edition, the hair-raising story of Jerusalem’s Lot, a small town in Maine whose inhabitants succumb to the evil allure of a new resident, is told as the author envisioned it, complete with fifty pages of alternate and deleted scenes. With a new introduction by the author, two short stories related to the events and residents of Jerusalem’s Lot, the lavishly creepy photographs of Jerry Uelsmann, and a stunning new page design, this edition brings the story to life in words and pictures as never before.

No library will be complete without this ideal collector’s item for any King aficionado, the definitive illustrated edition of the great ’SALEM’S LOT.


  • Awesome Vampire Story

    By Sdfrdeghfrjed
    I wish there was more!!
  • Good, but not my favorite

    By mjm11983
    It was worth a read, but not my favorite King novel.
  • Creepy!

    By Dwardeng
    The best vampire novel since Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Sleepless nights

    By Kayak13
    This was his first book that I read lo those many years ago. I was about 32 y/o. I finished it at 2 in the morning and spent the rest of the night in the dark listening for noises.
  • Amazing

    By MrBoulderHolder
    This books got me through the boredom. It is well written. An amazing story to read.
  • Breath taking (literally)

    By Freedomreigns2012
    My review will be short but sweet. Along w many other works of King, I've had the "pleasure" of reading this book several times throughout my life. I've read non fictional horror and fictional horror the most. This is the only book...ever...that has quite literally, given me nightmares. It's top quality King and it is VERY well worth the read.
  • Easily Within my Top 2 Stephen King Books

    By Rjc060
    Superb combination of great storyline and memorable characters...one of Kings best works!
  • Great Book, Terrible Formatting

    By RolandZero
    Why are there spaces between each paragraph on some eBooks? I know when a paragraph ends and a new one begins without having unnecessary and distracting spaces between every single paragraph! Especially frustrating during dialogue.
  • Mr Barlow will enjoy you too...

    By CopperBlue77
    Still remember the sweats reading this in a summertime bedroom in my teen years and it's still scary all these years later. Thank you Mr King for sparking my desire to read!
  • Not scary at all

    By Goodienbf
    After reading the reviews of other fellow readers, I downloaded this book thinking that it would be one of the scariest books one could ever put their hands on...I was really disappointed. Slow for the first half and, in my opinion, in terms of fright level on a scale of 10, where the movie "The Ring" or "The Grudge" would be 9, this would only be 4. If you are into horror movies and are curious about this book, I'd say save your time and watch the movie version of it. This book is over 1,200 pages on the iPad horizontally.