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Notes on Streaming: 1922, Miserable Man That I Am

Low-key dramatics and a one-dimensional theme characterize 1922, the latest screen adaptation of a Stephen King story. Released on Netflix this past Friday, my initial reaction to Zak Hilditch's film was quite muted and left me grumbling with dissatisfaction, much...

Screamfest 2017: THE LODGERS Leads Second Wave of Titles, Includes CHILD'S PLAY And THE FUNHOUSE Screenings

The seventeenth annual Screamfest Horror Film Festival is quickly approaching. Running from October 10th through 19th the festival will offer Los Angeles residents a good dose of thrills and chills leading into the Halloween season.    Brian O'Malley's gothic horror...

Fantastic Fest 2017 Review: GERALD'S GAME Is Oscar Worthy

Warning: spoilers ahead. For the record, I never cracked open Stephen King's Gerald's Game because I just couldn't take what the cover --- a pair of handcuffs hanging from a bedpost, its top carved into a crouching, hurting woman ---...

Review: IT, The Feel-Good Fright Film of 2017

Director Andrés Muschietti's new adaptation of Stephen King's It is one of the best mainstream horror films in recent memory, and that is no small feat. Over the last few years, we've had a number of solid mid-budget horrors, from...

Fantastic Fest 2017: GERALD'S GAME Trailer, Of Handcuffs and the Suddenly Single Woman

When mommy loves daddy, sometimes she lets him handcuff her to a bed in a very private, very remote location, far, far away. But sometimes, daddy goes away, and mommy is left to fend for herself, still handcuffed... Back in...

Film Community Pays Tribute to Beloved Icon Tobe Hooper

“To know Tobe was to love him.” — Mick Garris This past weekend, the horror film world was shaken by the death of Tobe Hooper, a director who forever changed cinema with the unequaled, still-terrifying The Texas Chain Saw Massacre....

Fantastic Fest 2017: First Wave of Films Will Knock Your Teeth Out

Wow. Fantastic Fest isn't fucking around. The manic first wave of this year's festival includes the U.S. premiere of S. Craig Zahler's (Bone Tomahawk) new film Brawl in Cell Block 99 --- starring Vince Vaughn, Don Johnson, and Udo Kier --- fresh...

Overlook 2017 Interview: Julien Jauniaux Talks Lovecraftian Nightmare AN ELDRITCH PLACE

The Overlook Fest is in full swing, and besides feature films, immersive experiences and panels the Timberline Lodge also welcomes a select 16 shorts from all corners of the world. Among them we find festival favorites like A Nearly Perfect...

IT Marks the Spot: First Trailer for New Stephen King Adaptation Gets Gloomy

Look, you go into a sewer, you gotta expect troubles. Maybe a giant alligator. Or maybe a really frightening clown. Stephen King's It postulated that a demonic entity existed in Derry, Maine, that could change into anything that most scared...

Blu-ray Review: Scream Factory's FIRESTARTER Scorches

Directed by Mark L. Lester, the new Scream Factory Blu-ray release of Firestarter is hot stuff, indeed. Starring David Keith, George C. Scott, Martin Sheen, and Drew Barrymore in one of her first roles, Firestarter is a Stephen King adaptation...

Blu-ray Review: CARRIE Still Scares

Directed by Brian De Palma, Carrie is one of the all-time greats in the canon of horror. Sissy Spacek and Piper Laurie collectively scared the living hell out of America as the awkward, oppressed daughter and zealot mother duo --- and they...

New 11.22.63 Trailer Promises Nostalgia And Chaos

While his name is synonymous with modern horror, Stephen King doesn't focus solely on that genre. Arguably, one may find quite a bit of horror in his crime stories --- and even in his book On Writing, wherein he described...

Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER Movie Adaptation Sets Release Date

"The man in Black fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger followed."  So begins Stephen King's Dark Tower saga -- his seven-book, 30-year magnum opus -- which is actually, finally! miraculously?... inevitably, coming to film. And TV. Sony has announced that...

IT: Cary Fukunaga Is Out Of Latest Adaptation Effort

The Wrap broke the news earlier today that True Detective season one director Cary Fukunaga will no longer direct the current adaptation of Stephen King's novel It. Filming was supposed to begin in three weeks. Citing creative difference with New Line...

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Scream Factory Part Two

Did you know we aren't even halfway through our 2014 Gift Guide? Part of that is the special attention I'm paying to Scream Factory. This is part two of the multi-part series showcasing all their titles for the year.  As...

OCULUS` Mike Flanagan Adapting Stephen King`s GERALD`S GAME

Deadline is reporting that Mike Flanagan, the director of the creepy films Absentia, Oculus and the upcoming Somina, will be adapting Stephen King`s novel Gerald`s Game for the big screen. Gerald's Game revolves around a seemingly harmless contest between a married...

Red Clark's GRAY MATTER Teaser Trailer Is Old School Perfection

I first heard about someone making a short film out of Stephen King's short story Gray Matter at a horror movie marathon here in Chicago. That was over a year ago. Red Clark, the writer director happened to be there...

70s Rewind: Brian De Palma's CARRIE, In Pictures And Posters

A touchstone for modern horror, Brian De Palma's Carrie remains a brutal and brutish look at the ultimate outsider: a teenage girl who can move things with her mind. Stephen King's first published novel, released in April 1974, reportedly sold...

UNDER THE DOME Inexplicably Renewed For Second Season Of Hate-Watching

The CBS television network has renewed Under the Dome for a second season, according to Deadline. Stephen King, whose 2009 novel serves as source material for the series, will write the first episode of Season 2. The first five episodes...

Hollywood Beat: I'M SO EXCITED and THE HEAT Are Box Office Winners, RAY DONOVAN And UNDER THE DOME Rule TV

In this week's column: Light-hearted fare rules the box office, both on the indie and mainstream charts. And, on the small screen, a Hollywood fixer and small-town hysteria dominate the news....