Stories of murder can be horrific, gripping, or even funny. They probably shouldn’t be dull and rote but 2017's 1922 took that route. Based on a presumably better Stephen King novella, the film’s robotic, adequate compositions and cinematography combined with actors who never seem quite like they’re in the same movie…
So It is a surprising success and other Stephen King adaptations are on their way — including one of Gerald’s Game, which is set to premiere on Netflix on September 29, directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus, Hush, and Ouija: Origin of Evil). But Stephen King has written so many stories that would make great films. Here…
I watched the pilot to Spike TV’s adaptation of The Mist today and during it, I couldn’t help but think why so many filmmakers have adapted works by Stephen King. In fact, King has the second most number of works adapted into movies and shows — the first being, of course, Agatha Christie, whose entire canon has been…
As Halloween approaches Auntie Beeb has thrown a few questions together to tingle spines and rattle those grey brain cells. In keeping with their Fright Night season on Radio 4 and 4 Extra, they have some Stephen King-themed teasers.
Kim Cattrall will be reading a special two-hour version of Rosemary’s Baby on Radio 4 this coming Halloween weekend. Ira Levin’s tale of urban satanism rounds off a week of spooky stories for the station.
The Netflix show Stranger Things calls itself a “love letter to the supernatural classics of the 80's.” While at first glance it may seem to be a nod to the Spielberg-type movies of the time it really delves at least as much into Stephen King territory. And Stephen King agrees.
Born in 1947. I always imagined that bedtime at his house went something like this:
Unless you'd like to know what goes on in Stephen King's newest novel, turn back now.
Not sure if everyone knows but me, but Maximum Overdrive is now on Netflix. This movie is one of the most amazingly bizarre stories ever filmed. If you've never seen it, you need to stop what you're doing and watch it now - if nothing for Yeardley Smith's character yelling "CURTIS" every thirty seconds.
It's the 40th anniversary of the publication of Carrie, so New York Magazine has compiled a complete list of the Maine Man's works (including the Bachman Books, collaborations, collections and non-fiction), ranked from worst to best. How many of these have you read? (In spite of having been a "#1 Fan" in my teens,…
...is that he's a master of interjecting horror into mundane, everyday life. Quite often, when things are normal and quiet, I'll look out the window and think, "This is the part in a King book when shit starts to hit the fan."
Between Corpsegoddess' post below and having the Kubrick version on in the background right now, I have The Shining on my mind. I watched this TV miniseries when it aired in 1997 and it's a lot more like the book (not too surprising since Stephen King wrote the script).
I'm not going to discuss plot points, because this just came out yesterday (yes, I know, I read really fast—especially when something is good), but holy crap you guys gotta read this.
I'm always down for new King, but I'm sort of afraid that this is going to be a let-down. Some things just don't need sequels.
...we have our Roland Deschain. Meet Scott Eastwood, Clint's son.
"Where does your interest in the dark side come from?"