STEPHEN KING WEEK: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

After the two Creepshow movies, where can you turn for a modern portmanteau filled with Stephen King stories? How about the cinematic version of the TV show Tales from the Darkside? The success of Creepshow led to thoughts of making it into a TV series. Warned Brothers owned some aspects and Laurel Entertainment, who produced the film… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Stand (1994)

The unabridged version of the stand is 1,152 pages. How do you film that? How do you capture everything? This 1994 miniseries -- originally airing from May 8 - 12 of that year -- made a valiant effort. It's nearly impossible to get in every character from the book, but that doesn't mean that… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Stand (1994)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Night Flier (1997)

The Inside View is a tabloid all about blood, gore and Fortean stories that is mentioned in several Stephen King stories, like Desperation, Insomnia, The Waste Land, Bag of Bones, Needful Things and Doctor Sleep. In The Night Flier, cynical reporter Richard Dees (the superb and sadly deceased Miguel Ferrer) is the senior reporter for that rag,… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: The Night Flier (1997)

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Are you sick of superhero movies? People love to discuss how there have been too many lately. But think about this -- in 1950, there were 134 Western/cowboy movies made. So sure, there have been plenty of comic book related movies. But I don't think we've reached saturation point yet. Deadpool started as a… Continue reading Deadpool 2 (2018)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow 2 (1987)

In a perfect world, Creepshow 2 would be even better than the original. But sadly, the world is not perfect and we often have to make due with what we have. Directed by Michael Gornick, who was the cinematographer for Romero's Martin, Dawn of the Dead, Knightriders, Day of the Dead and the original Creepshow, this follow-up is based once… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow 2 (1987)

Coco (2017)

We've been watching so many animated movies lately. And the truth is, so many of them blow away real movies. This movie wrecked us. It's one of the most emotional journeys I've seen in some time and that's no exaggeration. Based on an original idea by Lee Unkrich (who directed Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo) and co-directed by… Continue reading Coco (2017)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

Originally airing on May 7, 1991 on CBS, this TV movie adaption of King's short story was originally going to be part of Cat's Eye. The story was originally published in Cavalier Magazine and is part of the short story collection Night Shift. Jim Norman (Tim Matheson, Buried Alive) has moved back home to become a teacher, years… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Sometimes They Come Back (1991)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow (1982)

Sometimes, a movie is so perfect that you can't objectively discuss it. Creepshow is that kind of movie -- a perfect combination of portmanteau, E.C. comics, goopy special effects and gross-out humor. It's also the perfect melding of some of the greatest talents in horror -- George Romero, Tom Savini, Bernie Wrightson and Stephen King. This film… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Creepshow (1982)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Thinner (1996)

Adapting Stephen King isn't always easy. There are folks that have done it well and others that have really done a horrible job. Few folks get multiple chances, but one of them is Tom Holland (Fright Night, Child's Play, Psycho 2), who made this and The Langoliers. Unlike most movies, there is not a single person that… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Thinner (1996)