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Movie: Pet Sematary

[TRAILER] Louis (Dale Midkiff) and Rachel (Denise Crosby) move their family into the country house of their dreams and discover a pet cemetery at the back of their property. The cursed burial ground deep in the woods brings the dead back to life -- with "minor" problems. At first, only the family's cat makes the return trip, but an accident forces a heartbroken father to contemplate the unthinkable. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 20, 2023 - 10 comments

Movie: Children of the Corn

Held from release for three years and rated an astonishing 0% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, writer-director Kurt Wimmer (Ultraviolet) turns in a Stephen King adaptation already considered one of the worst ever made. The trailer features old school trailer narrator voice as well as, somewhat hilariously, a spooky indie version of "She'll Be Comin' 'Round the Mountain." [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 28, 2023 - 16 comments

Movie: Cat's Eye

Three short stories by shock-meister Stephen King are linked by a stray cat that roams from one tale to the next in this creepy triptych that begins as Dick (James Woods) tries to quit smoking by any means necessary. Next, we meet Johnny (Robert Hays), an adulterous man who's forced by his lover's husband onto a building's hazardous ledge. Finally, Amanda (Drew Barrymore) is threatened by an evil gnome who throws suspicion on the family cat. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 8 comments

Movie: The Mangler

When an accident involving a folding machine at an old laundry happens, detective John Hunton (Ted Levine) investigates. While he tries to solve the mystery, Bill Gartley, the owner (IRobert Englund), wants to find new victims for his machine. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: The Dark Half

Thad Beaumont (Timothy Hutton) has had success writing novels under both his real name and his pseudonym, George Stark, which he uses to publish base thrillers. When word gets out that they are one and the same, the author holds a mock funeral for Stark. But after a rash of murders eerily similar to those in the Stark books, Thad and his wife, Liz (Amy Madigan), realize that Stark is real and responsible, and must work with local Sheriff Pangborn (Michael Rooker) to stop him. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: No Smoking

A heavily addicted smoker (John Abraham) is unprepared for the true price he must pay when he asks a guru's help to kick the habit. A Hindi language adaptation of "Quitters, Inc." a short story by Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 3 comments

Movie: Cell

A graphic novelist (John Cusack) begins a desperate search for his estranged wife (Clark Sarullo) and son (Ethan Andrew Casto) after a mysterious cellphone signal transforms New Englanders into savage killers. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 2 comments

Movie: The Green Mile

Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) walked the mile with a variety of cons. He had never encountered someone like John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair of young sisters. Coffey had the size and strength to kill anyone, but not the demeanor. Beyond his simple, naïve nature and a deathly fear of the dark, Coffey seemed to possess a prodigious, supernatural gift. Paul began to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of murdering the two girls. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 13, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Silver Bullet

The small city of Tarker's Mill is startled by a series of sadistic murders. The residents decide to hunt down the killer. However, many of these vigilantes end up dead, and those who don't are no closer to finding an assailant. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 31, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Cujo

In this tale of a killer canine, man's best friend turns into his worst enemy. When sweet St. Bernard Cujo is bitten by a bat, he starts behaving oddly and becomes very aggressive. As Cujo morphs into a dangerous beast, he goes on a rampage in a small town. Stay-at-home mom Donna (Dee Wallace) gets caught in Cujo's crosshairs on a fateful errand with her son, Tad (Danny Pintauro). Stuck in their tiny car, Donna and Tad have a frightening showdown with the crazed animal. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Oct 25, 2022 - 5 comments

Book: Fairy Tale by Stephen King

Stephen King goes into the deepest well of his imagination in this spellbinding novel about a seventeen-year-old boy who inherits the keys to a parallel world where good and evil are at war, and the stakes could not be higher—for that world or ours. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 18, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: The Mist

After a powerful storm damages their Maine home, David Drayton (Thomas Jane) and his young son head into town to gather food and supplies. Soon afterward, a thick fog rolls in and engulfs the town, trapping the Draytons and others in the grocery store. Contains what may be one of the bleakest endings ever filmed. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 28, 2022 - 8 comments

Salem's Lot: 1979 TV Miniseries  Season 0, Ep 0

Writer Ben Mears (David Soul) returns to his hometown to write a book about the supposedly haunted Marsten House, but finds someone else has bought the long-empty property. When townspeople start dying mysteriously, Mears discovers the owner of the mansion is a vampire turning them into an army of undead slaves. Based on the Stephen King novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chain Saw Massacre). [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 13, 2022 - 8 comments

Chapelwaite: Chapelwaite  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

A successful whaling captain estranged from his family is compelled to take the seat of his ancestral home in rural Maine (ofc, Stephen King). His foreign-found wife perishes during the voyage, leaving him with three children. There was a damned good reason Charles Boone left to seek a life on the seas. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on Jun 26, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Christine

John Carpenter directed this adaptation of the Stephen King novel about a nerdy teen who finds a dangerous obsession with a 1958 Plymouth Fury. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jun 5, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Firestarter

Parents Andy (Zac Efron) and Vicky (Sydney Lemmon) have been on the run, desperate to hide their daughter Charlie (Ryan Kiera Armstrong) from a shadowy federal agency that wants to harness her dangerous telekinetic powers. Andy has taught Charlie how to defuse her power, but as Charlie turns 11, the fire becomes harder and harder to control. After an incident reveals the family's location, a mysterious operative is deployed to hunt down the family and seize Charlie once and for all. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on May 13, 2022 - 7 comments

The Stand: The Circle Closes  Season 1, Ep 9

Limited series finale written by Stephen King. After seeing both the light and the dark, Frannie makes her stand. Air Date: Feb 10, 2021 [more inside]
posted by guiseroom on Feb 11, 2021 - 12 comments

The Stand: The Stand  Season 1, Ep 8

Risking everything, the Boulder travelers face off with Flagg's followers in New Vegas, among them a very different - and pregnant - Nadine. Air Date: Feb 3, 2021
posted by guiseroom on Feb 4, 2021 - 16 comments

The Stand: The Walk  Season 1, Ep 7

After tragedy strikes the Boulder Free Zone, Mother Abagail tasks members of her Committee with a dangerous mission. Meanwhile, Harold and Nadine begin their journey to New Vegas to unite with Flagg and claim their reward. Air Date: Jan 27, 2021
posted by guiseroom on Jan 29, 2021 - 5 comments

The Stand: The Vigil  Season 1, Ep 6

While all of Boulder fears for Mother Abagail's safety, Stu organizes search parties to ensure her return, presenting an opportunity for Harold and Nadine. In New Vegas, Flagg recruits a dangerous new follower. Air Date: Jan 20, 2021
posted by guiseroom on Jan 22, 2021 - 5 comments

The Stand: Fear and Loathing in New Vegas  Season 1, Ep 5

Nadine and Harold's dark intentions continue to take shape. Meanwhile, the Committee's spies entrench themselves in New Vegas, where Flagg is building his own society, where officially-sanctioned sin and debauchery disguises a ruthlessly-enforced order. Back in Boulder, Frannie hatches a plan to confirm her suspicions of Harold while Mother Abagail seeks divine council. Air Date: Jan 13, 2021
posted by guiseroom on Jan 14, 2021 - 4 comments

The Stand: The House of the Dead  Season 1, Ep 4

The Boulder Free Zone Committee looks to solidify their leadership and bolster the community with a town hall meeting, but Flagg continues to make inroads as he plots to destroy the newly-forming society from within. Air Date: Jan 7, 2021
posted by guiseroom on Jan 8, 2021 - 6 comments

The Stand: The Stand  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 0

After the world is in ruins, due to a man-made plague, a battle of Biblical proportions ensues between the survivors.
posted by guiseroom on Jan 1, 2021 - 17 comments

The Stand: Blank Page  Season 1, Ep 3

Mother Abagail selects a surprising voice to be her conduit to her chosen Committee in Boulder: the young deaf man Nick Andros. The arrival of a disturbing visitor to the Boulder Free Zone, shakes the Committee and Boulder residents to their core. Elsewhere in the Free Zone, Nadine Cross is haunted by a childhood memory. Air Date: Dec 30, 2020
posted by guiseroom on Jan 1, 2021 - 4 comments

The Stand: Pocket Savior  Season 1, Ep 2

Musician Larry Underwood is on the cusp of his big break when "Captain Trips" strikes New York. Alone and wandering an empty city, he meets an alluring new acquaintance also desperate to escape. Meanwhile, an incarcerated Lloyd Henreid comes face-to-face with Randall Flagg, The Dark Man himself, who makes him an enticing offer. Air Date: Dec 23, 2020
posted by guiseroom on Jan 1, 2021 - 1 comment

The Stand: The End  Season 1, Ep 1

When the "Captain Trips" flu epidemic wipes out more than 99% of the population, the remaining few immune to the disease, including Stu Redman, Frannie Goldsmith, and Harold Lauder, set out in search of other survivors, all the while, experiencing visions of the nurturing Mother Abagail and the menacing figure of The Dark Man. Air Date: Dec 16, 2020
posted by guiseroom on Jan 1, 2021 - 3 comments

Anyone taking The Stand?

I notice that it's already been put in the roster for TV shows, but I'm not seeing any episodes posted... is anyone else interested?
posted by Halloween Jack on Dec 24, 2020 - 4 comments

The X-Files: Chinga  Rewatch   Season 5, Ep 10

While on vacation in Maine, Scully enters a grocery store where all the customers and staff had suddenly began clawing at their own faces when a young widow briefly visited the store with her young daughter and her daughter's doll.
posted by orange swan on Jun 12, 2020 - 7 comments

Movie: Misery

Novelist Paul Sheldon crashes his car on a snowy Colorado road. He is found by Annie Wilkes, the "number one fan" of Paul's heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.
posted by growabrain on May 22, 2020 - 4 comments

Movie: The Night Flier

Based on the Stephen King story of the same title, Richard Dees is a tabloid journalist burned out from too many grim cover stories. As a result, he finds himself competing with a young journalist to cover a new serial killer with a strange MO. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Apr 22, 2020 - 2 comments

The Outsider: Must/Can't  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 10

In the Season One finale, the group finds itself in a climactic showdown in their last-ditch effort to root out El Cuco. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 8, 2020 - 17 comments

The Outsider: Tigers and Bears  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 9

After obscuring their true purpose in town from local police, Ralph and Yunis interview witnesses from the cave festival, while Holly and Andy visit the scene; later, the group considers its next move as Claude deals with his role. (IMDB) [more inside]
posted by essexjan on Mar 2, 2020 - 9 comments

The Outsider: Foxhead  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 8

Sensing something ominous afoot, Claude reconnects with his brother, Seale, in Tennessee, while Holly, Ralph, Yunis, and Andy follow him in hopes of isolating the evil force and thwarting its next kill. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 23, 2020 - 4 comments

The Outsider: In the Pines, In the Pines  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 7

Holly makes a calculated attempt to help a volatile but conflicted Jack, while their whereabouts are tracked by Ralph and Alec. After she's confronted by town gossip on her first day back at work, Glory considers Howie's suggestion on how to secure her family's financial future. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 17, 2020 - 5 comments

The Outsider: The One About the Yiddish Vampire  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 6

Holly presents her unusual theory about the connection between two other mysterious child murders and the Frankie Peterson case. While Ralph remains skeptical, a more receptive Yunis suggests they start looking into Claude, the last person to have contact with Terry. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 9, 2020 - 14 comments

The Outsider: Tear-Drinker  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 5

After returning from an eye-opening trip to New York, Holly searches for clues at several locations connected to the Dayton case; Jeannie finds herself shaken by an unnerving incident at work and delivers an ominous warning to Ralph. Jack is put on the defensive at Tamika's baby shower. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 3, 2020 - 6 comments

The Outsider: Tear-Drinker  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 5

In Cherokee City, the hooded figure appears to Ralph's wife Jeannie, relaying a warning to Ralph that they will both be killed if he continues his investigation. Ralph brushes this off as a nightmare of Jeannie's, but is unsettled when she draws the man she saw and sees a strong resemblance to the drawing of the man who took the van ... [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 3, 2020 - 0 comments

The Outsider: Que Viene el Coco   Books Included   Season 1, Ep 4

While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage. Meanwhile, Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack's behavior grows progressively more erratic. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Feb 3, 2020 - 0 comments

The Outsider: Que Viene el Coco  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 4

While retracing the Maitlands' recent family vacation, Holly pursues a possible connection to an eerily similar case and gains valuable insight from local former detective Andy Katcavage. Meanwhile, Glory faces increased scrutiny in her daily life, and Jack's behavior grows progressively more erratic. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 26, 2020 - 17 comments

The Outsider: Dark Uncle  Books Included   Season 1, Ep 3

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding the night of the murder; Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Unorthodox PI Holly Gibney is brought into the investigation. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 21, 2020 - 5 comments

The Outsider: Fish in a Barrel; Roanoke (Episodes 1 & 2)   Books Included   Season 1, Ep 1

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. (HBO, Stephen King) [more inside]
posted by jazon on Jan 21, 2020 - 0 comments

The Outsider: Dark Uncle  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 3

Despite being on mandatory leave, Ralph continues to scrutinize the circumstances surrounding the night of the murder; Jack has a hair-raising experience at a remote barn where key evidence and a mysterious substance have been found. Unorthodox PI Holly Gibney is brought into the investigation. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 20, 2020 - 19 comments

The Outsider: Fish in a Barrel; Roanoke (Episodes 1 & 2)  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

When the body of an 11-year-old boy is found in the Georgia woods, detective Ralph Anderson launches an investigation into the gruesome murder; eyewitnesses and physical evidence point to local teacher and baseball coach Terry Maitland. (HBO, Stephen King) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 12, 2020 - 19 comments

Castle Rock: Season Two   Season 2, Ep 0

Season two of Hulu's horror anthology building on characters and settings created by Stephen King. A feud between warring clans comes to a boil when nurse and budding psychopath Annie Wilkes (Lizzy Caplan) gets waylaid in Castle Rock.
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 11, 2020 - 10 comments

Movie: Sleepwalkers

When Tonya falls for the new boy at school, Charles Brady, she discovers he and his mother have a deadly secret. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Dec 2, 2019 - 7 comments

Movie: In the Tall Grass

After hearing a young boy's cry for help, a sister and brother venture into a vast field of tall grass in Kansas but soon discover there may be no way out ... and that something evil lurks within. (Netflix Original) [more inside]
posted by jazon on Oct 14, 2019 - 4 comments

Movie: It Chapter Two

Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.
posted by snerson on Sep 7, 2019 - 26 comments

Movie: Pet Sematary

Louis Creed, his wife Rachel and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie 'Pet Sematary' located nearby. After the tragedy of their cat being killed by a truck, Louis resorts to burying it in the mysterious pet cemetery, which is definitely not as it seems, as it proves to the Creeds that sometimes dead is better.
posted by guiseroom on Apr 6, 2019 - 3 comments

Castle Rock: Romans  Season 1, Ep 10

The story comes full circle as Henry Deaver realizes his true purpose in Castle Rock.
posted by Strange Interlude on Sep 13, 2018 - 11 comments

Castle Rock: Henry Deaver  Season 1, Ep 9

Medical researcher Henry Deaver is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine, where he discovers that his recently-deceased father had been keeping a shocking secret. Inspired by the works of Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Sep 5, 2018 - 11 comments

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