Awesome / 'Salem's Lot

  • Mark Petrie is one cool kid:
    • His introduction has him beating a notorious school bully at his own game, instantly destroying the fear he was holding all the kids in.
    • He resists Danny's attempt to hypnotize him and uses a cross from a model to fight him off.
    • Upon being tied up in the Marsten House, he keeps his cool and methodically works his way out of the ropes using tricks from a book he read about Harry Houdini.
    • Having just seen Barlow kill his parents with ease, he spits in the vampire's face and says "I'm going to kill you."
  • Jimmy Cody curing his own vampire bite using his medical knowledge while fighting off his rising bloodlust.
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