Many years ago, Hubert Marsten – wealthy eccentric of ‘Salem’s Lot – blasted his wife with a shotgun then hanged himself. For decades, local kids dared and double-dared each other to go into the abandoned house. But now the old Marsten house is coming alive again, in the most awful of ways. Its infection begins to spread through the little town, to manifest in the most unspeakable of ways until practically no-one is human any longer. Ben Mears, writer, and his eleven year old charge Mark, escape the horror, only to have to return and put a stop to it once and for all – if they can.