Salem's Lot

By Stephen King

Introduction

"Salem's Lot" is an eerie story that is filled with horror. A writer named Ben Mears returns to his hometown Jerusalem's lot, Maine. It has been 25 years since he has last visited. He decides to come back and starts a great friendship with Matt, a high school teacher. He meets many more different people, one in particular named Susan. She is a college graduate that he is highly interested in and grows a romantic relationship with. He continues writing books and writes one specifically about the Marsten House, in which he had horrific experiences in as a young child. As he finds out information about this house he realizes the former home owner Hubie has sold it to Kurt. Kurt is an Australian immigrant who has decided to purchase this house so he could be able to open up a store. He has a business partner as well who comes by the name of Richard is the only one always seen around in public. As these two new people arrive in this town signs of coincidences emerge of a disappearing boy named Ralphie and the death of his brother Danny.
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Conclusion

Mark's parents are next killed disinfected and are later given a clean burial. Kurt attempts to hold Mark and Father Callahan hostage. Securing Mark's release, Father Callahan agrees to Kurt's demand that he toss aside his cross and face him on equal terms. He ends up delaying, throwing the cross aside.The powerful religious symbol loses its strength enough for Kurt to not only be able to approach Callahan but break the cross as well. Kurt then forces Callahan to drink blood from Kurt's neck. Callahan attempts to resist, but is forced to drink. This leaves him in a netherworld, as Kurt left his mark. Callahan tries to re-enter his church,but receives an electric shock, preventing him from going inside. Callahan is then unable to ever go near another church again.Jimmy Cody gets killed from a rigged staircase, impaled by knives that were set up. Ben and Mark succeed in destroying the master vampire Kurt and are lucky to escape with their lives. They finally get the chance to leave the town with leaderless vampires.

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