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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 - 18 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 - 4 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 - 7 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 - 19 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 - 21 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 - 10 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

Castle Rock: Past Perfect  Season 1, Ep 8

Newcomers set up shop in Castle Rock; Henry follows a clue.
posted by Literaryhero on Aug 30, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: The Queen  Season 1, Ep 7

As Ruth Deaver (Sissy Spacek) tumbles unpredictably through a lifetime of memories, the escaped Kid makes himself at home (again?). [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 22, 2018 - 15 comments

Castle Rock: Filter  Season 1, Ep 6

After a videotape leads him into the woods near Castle Rock, Henry finds an unexpected connection to his past; elsewhere, Pangborn goes in search of answers on the Kid's behalf. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 15, 2018 - 4 comments

Castle Rock: Harvest  Season 1, Ep 5

"The Kid" is released from Shawshank, with suffering following in his wake; meanwhile, Sheriff Pangborn (Scott Glenn) receives a decidedly bittersweet commendation. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 8, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: The Box  Season 1, Ep 4

Henry's research finds him following a possible lead to his own disappearance 27 years earlier; meanwhile, Shawshank Prison guard Dennis Zalewski discovers a solution to his growing workplace anxiety. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Aug 1, 2018 - 4 comments

Castle Rock: Local Color  Season 1, Ep 3

Haunted by visions of her past, Molly Strand (Melanie Lynskey) goes on a journey through the strange and dark underbelly of Castle Rock; later, Henry has his first face-to-face meeting with "The Kid." [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 3 comments

Castle Rock: Habeas Corpus  Season 1, Ep 2

More is revealed via flashback about young Henry Deaver's January 1991 disappearance, as well as the long and cursed history of the town of Castle Rock; in the present day, Henry begins the investigation into the facts about Warden Lacy (Terry O'Quinn) and his nameless prisoner.
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 29, 2018 - 8 comments

Castle Rock: Severance  Season 1, Ep 1

Defense attorney Henry Deaver (Andre Holland) is called back to his hometown of Castle Rock, Maine, following the discovery of a mysterious man (Bill Skarsgard) hidden in the bowels of Shawshank Prison. Inspired by the works of Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Strange Interlude on Jul 26, 2018 - 17 comments

Movie: Carrie

Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on May 4, 2018 - 3 comments

Book: The Wind Through the Keyhole

Roland talks his way through a long, icy night. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Mar 26, 2018 - 4 comments

Movie: The Shawshank Redemption

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. Based on a book by Stephen King. [more inside]
posted by Frayed Knot on Dec 29, 2017 - 34 comments

Movie: Gerald's Game

While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame. [more inside]
posted by jazon on Oct 5, 2017 - 5 comments

It: (entire 1990 miniseries)  Season 0, Ep 0

In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Sep 11, 2017 - 10 comments

Movie: It

A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.
posted by Countess Elena on Sep 7, 2017 - 40 comments

Movie: The Dark Tower

The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where "the world has moved on" in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world. [more inside]
posted by Halloween Jack on Aug 8, 2017 - 21 comments

Book: Wizard and Glass

The fourth volume in Stephen King's bestselling Dark Tower series. Roland, The Last Gunslinger, and his band of followers have narrowly escaped one world, and slipped into the next. It is here that Roland tells them a long-ago tale of love and adventure. [more inside]
posted by nubs on May 3, 2017 - 8 comments

Book: It

They were seven teenagers when they first stumbled upon the horror. Now they are grown-up men and women who have gone out into the big world to gain success and happiness. But the promise they made twenty-eight years ago calls them reunite in the same place where, as teenagers, they battled an evil creature that preyed on the city’s children. Now, children are being murdered again and their repressed memories of that terrifying summer return as they prepare to once again battle the monster lurking in Derry’s sewers.
posted by komara on Apr 19, 2017 - 16 comments

Book: Waste Lands

Roland continues his quest for the Dark Tower, but he is no longer alone. He has trained Eddie and Susannah-who entered Mid-World from their separate whens in New York City in The Drawing of the Three-in the old ways of the gunslingers. But their ka-tet is not yet complete. Another must be drawn from New York into Mid-World... [more inside]
posted by nubs on Jul 22, 2016 - 7 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Eight: The Upside Down  Season 1, Ep 8

Dr. Brenner holds Hooper and Joyce for questioning while the boys wait with Eleven in the gym. Back at Will's, Nancy and Jonathan prepare for battle. (season finale)
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 180 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Seven: The Bathtub  Season 1, Ep 7

Eleven struggles to reach Will, while Lucas warns that "the bad men are coming." Nancy and Jonathan show the police what Jonathan caught on camera. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 32 comments

Chapter 6: The Monster  Season 1, Ep 6

A frantic Jonathan looks for Nancy in the darkness, but Steve's looking for her too. Hopper and Joyce uncover the truth about the lab's experiments. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 17, 2016 - 25 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Five: The Flea and the Acrobat  Season 1, Ep 5

Hopper breaks into the lab while Nancy and Jonathan confront the force that took Will. The boys ask Mr. Clarke how to travel to another dimension. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 36 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Four: The Body  Season 1, Ep 4

Refusing to believe Will is dead, Joyce tries to connect with her son. The boys give Eleven a makeover. Nancy and Jonathan form an unlikely alliance. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 42 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Three: Holly, Jolly  Season 1, Ep 3

An increasingly concerned Nancy looks for Barb and finds out what Jonathan's been up to. Joyce is convinced Will is trying to talk to her. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 37 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street  Season 1, Ep 2

Lucas, Mike and Dustin try to talk to the girl they found in the woods. Hopper questions an anxious Joyce about an unsettling phone call. [more inside]
posted by Fizz on Jul 17, 2016 - 28 comments

Stranger Things: Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers  Season 1, Ep 1

In a laboratory run by the U.S. Department of Energy, a Scientist is taken by an unseen force. Will Byers, a young boy goes missing after witnessing a strange creature on his bike ride home. After Will goes missing, a young girl appears at a restaurant wearing a hospital gown and shaved head. After running away from the restaurant, Lucas, Mike and Dustin, Will's friends, find her in the woods during a storm.
posted by Fizz on Jul 16, 2016 - 59 comments

Book: The Drawing of the Three

In this sequel to The Gunslinger, Roland of Gilead must search the beach of the Western Ocean to find the three people he is destined to collect on his quest to find the Dark Tower.
posted by nubs on Apr 12, 2016 - 17 comments

11.22.63: The Day in Question  Season 1, Ep 8

The past pulls out every weapon it has to keep Jake from reaching Dealey Plaza in time to save Kennedy. [more inside]
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich on Apr 5, 2016 - 17 comments

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