Starring: Thomas Jane, Molly Parker, Dylan Schmid, Neal McDonough Director: Zak Hilditch Based on a novella by Stephen King, 1922 is the story of a farmer whose wife has brought a large parcel of land into the marriage, but which she wishes to sell. Since he can't stop her, he plots to kill her instead,… Continue reading 1922 (2017)
Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Carel Struycken Director: Mike Flanagan In this latest Stephen King adaptation from Netflix, a couple head to a remote hideaway to have a weekend together. But when Gerald handcuffs his wife Jessie to the bed as part of a sex game, they argue and he has a heart attack and… Continue reading Gerald’s Game (2017)
Thank you to the lovely guys at Talking Stars Podcast for having me as a guest star for their It Preview and Stephen King show. As always, loads of fun. Want to listen? Please CLICK HERE. If you haven't seen It yet, don't worry, it's spoiler free. We talk about Stephen King movies, and how… Continue reading Podcast: Guest Starring on Talking Stars It and Stephen King Episode.
Starring: John Cusak, Samuel L Jackson, Director: Mikael Hafstrom Mike Enslin (Cusak) is a popular writer of books about haunted places. He goes, visits, and sarcastically debunks them. When an anonymous suggestion to visit a particular hotel room reaches him, Room 1408 at the Dolphin Hotel, he decides to check it out. But the hotel… Continue reading 1408 (2007)
Starring: Bill Skarsgard, Jaeden Leiberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton Director: Andy Muschietti Stephen King's books are a perennial source of movie adaptations, but for every wonderful adaptation there are several lackluster or downright laughable ones. It was hard to know which way the… Continue reading Preview: It (2017)
Starring: John Cusak, Samuel L Jackson Director: Tod Williams Perhaps Stephen King horror movies should be their own genre? Whilst you do get fine films like The Shining, you also get amazingly random creations like Dreamcatcher (which you can read more about HERE). They often seem to attract big names, like in this film Samuel… Continue reading Cell (2016)
I actually got through a load of books this month, so read on if you're looking for something to read, or what to avoid reading perhaps... (Thought I'd add some pictures this time) Why review books on a blog about films? Because the best directors, writers and film makers read widely, always on the look… Continue reading July’s Review of Books.
Logline: "A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town." (IMDB) Genre:Horror Dir. Lewis Teague Starring: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro Based on a Stephen King novel of the same name, this, as the poster suggests, is a movie about a rabid dog.… Continue reading Film Review: Cujo (1983)