Film Review: Salem’s Lot (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: “Salem’s Lot is a town which a new member, Mr. Straker, has taken as his new ‘home’, and has a mysterious partner, namely Mr. Barlow. Not too long after Straker arrives in Salem’s Lot, people start disappearing from sight and dying from odd causes, and no one is sure why, including Ben Mears who is in town to write a new book on the town’s rumored haunted house called the Marsten House, which overlooks … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)

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SYNOPSIS: A young couple tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results. REVIEW: I’m really not much of a “Children of the Corn” fan. I did really like the first film, but the sequels were pretty forgettable. In fact, I have only watched maybe the first two, after that I just gave up. I didn’t even realize that “Children of the Corn: Genesis” was the 8th film in the seemingly never ending killer kid … Continue reading

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Our first look at BAG OF BONES

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AMC loves to do this little mini-series events. They do a great job of it too. This one is only a two night event and it will be heading our way on Dec. 11 and 12th. It’s Mick Garris behind the camera and he is once again adapting himself some Stephen King. BAG OF BONES is the work and from what I’m seeing in these two clips, it’s gonna be another winner. If you’re not … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creepshow (1982)

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SYNOPSIS: “Five tales of terror are presented. The first deals with a demented old man returning from the grave to get the Father’s Day cake his murdering daughter never gave him. The second is about a not-too-bright farmer discovering a meteor that turns everything into plant-life. The third is about a vengeful husband burying his wife and her lover up to their necks on the beach. The fourth is about a creature that resides in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Christine (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: “Arnie Cunningham is a typical high school nerd who is picked on, overruled by his parents, and has very few friends. Until he meets Christine, a run-down 1958 Plymouth Fury and buys her. Arnie learns that Christine has a thing for him and devotes his time to restoring her to mint condition. But overtime, Arnie begins to change and becomes disconnected with reality and his friends. Arnie’s girlfriend Leigh and best friend Dennis find … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Shining (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “Jack Torrance gets a job as the custodian of the Overlook Hotel, in the mountains of Colorado. The place is closed down during winter, Torrance and his family will be the only occupants of the hotel for a long while. When the snow storms block the Torrance family in the hotel, Jack’s son Danny, who has some clairvoyance and telepathy powers, discovers that the hotel is haunted and that the spirits are slowly driving … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Dead Zone (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: “After awakening from a five-year coma – the result of a serious car accident on his way home from an outing with his girlfriend – high school teacher Johnny Smith finds that he has developed the ability to foretell events. When a nurse is bathing him, he realizes that her house is on fire, endangering her daughter. When his doctor and confidant, Dr. Sam Weizak, touches him he has flashbacks to the trauma Weizak … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Shining (1997)

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SYNOPSIS: A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. REVIEW: Written by: Stephen King Directed by: Mick Garris Starring: Melvin Van Peebles, Pat Hingle, Wil Horneff, Shawnee Smith, Sam Raimi, Mick Garris, Steven Weber, Rebecca De Mornay, Courtland Mead and Stephen King Based on the novel by: Stephen King Hello, “constant viewers.” This is for what some would call the re-make … Continue reading

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Top 10 Stephen King Films of All Time

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There are dozens (literally, I counted) of films, television movies, mini-series, short films, and even television series based on the works of Stephen King. So picking a list of just ten titles to claim as his “Top 10 Films” takes alot of thought and effort and decision making. Should I include the short films, many of which are hard to find and only limited audiences have ever seen? What about TV movies, or TV miniseries? … Continue reading

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SHOWTIME – Stephen King and Steven Spielberg go UNDER THE DOME

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We already knew that Steven Spielberg picked up the rights to Stephen King’s epic novel UNDER THE DOME. We just didn’t know what he was going to do with it but that changes tonight. We now know that the two Steve’s are heading over to SHOWTIME where the network that brings us DEXTER will try their hand at adapting KING. The actual details are actually pretty sparse but it appears as if it will be … Continue reading

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THE DROPPER by Ron McLarty – Stephen King Recommends

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Today Cemetery Dance Publications is pleased to announce THE DROPPER by Ron McLarty, a brand new novel we’ll be publishing in March 2012 as an exclusive trade hardcover edition, backed by a large advertising and marketing campaign. Stephen King calls the book “a story where beauty and brutality mingle in a yarn I just couldn’t put down. This book is filled with rich pleasures and textures I highly recommend it.” Ron McLarty is a veteran … Continue reading

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Turner Classic Movies kicks off Halloween with Stephen King!

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Our favorite time of the year, Halloween time is only about 6 weeks away! Seems hard to believe doesn’t it? That don’t make it any less true and to prove it is so Turner Classic Movies today sent out word about their Oct. line up of classic horror films and it’s a keeper. Kicking the whole thing off will be a brand new documentary titled THE HORRORS OF STEPHEN KING. Here’s what they say it’s … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Mist (2007)

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SYNOPSIS: After a terrible storm, a curious mist slowly engulfs a small New England town. As it approaches a local grocery store, a man runs screaming from the obscure haze, “There’s something in the mist”! Artist, David Drayton, his son, and the rest of the customers must await their fate inside the store, locked away from this frightening fog. Their very sanity is threatened as, from this mysterious mist, come unnamable monstrosities. REVIEW: I am … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

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SYNOPSIS: Based on stories by horror master Stephen King, this chilling pair of features follows two men beset by vengeful spirits. In Sometimes They Come Back, schoolteacher Jim Norton (Tim Matheson) must confront the literal ghosts of his past. In the sequel, John Porter (Michael Gross) returns home after a long absence and stays to help his town fight a sinister battle. Hilary Swank co-stars. REVIEW: Sometimes They Come Back is a TV mini-series from … Continue reading

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Can you believe that IT is 25 years old!

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I’m getting old! How the hell did Stephen King’s IT turn 25 years old. That just don’t seem right! King’s opus IT first hit bookshelves in 1986 and PENNYWISE The Clown has been haunting peoples dreams ever since. A highly successful mini series helped to cement it as one of King’s most notable creations. To celebrate the 25 year milestone that fine folk over at Cemetery Dance are crafting a kick ass edition of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Stephen King’s It (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: Childhood friends, Richie Tozier (Harry Anderson), Eddie Kasbrak (Dennis Christopher, Stan Uris (Richard Masur), Beverly Marsh (Annette O’Toole), Mike Hanlon (Tim Reid), Ben Hanscom (John Ritter), and Bill Denbrough (Richard Thomas) were known as the Losers Club when they lived in Derry 28 years before. A promise they made to each other then is called upon to reunite them to fight an old enemy known as Pennywise (Tim Curry), who they thought they had … Continue reading

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