Post Tagged with: "Stephen King"

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It’s The Kid vs. “The Queen” of Castle Rock

WOW. I don’t even know where to start. This episode blew my mind. There’s genius embedded in every shot and phrase. Once again, the title plays with meaning. Remember, in chess, the queen moves in ALL DIRECTIONS. As the queen of the Castle Rock board, Ruth Deaver’s mind takes her […]

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Castle Rock’s “Filter” Amplifies the Town’s Potential For Tragedy

So much of Castle Rock’s strength lies in its atmosphere. There is a sense of anticipation, of foreboding, of waiting. There is a feeling that some presence in the town is always watching, always listening. This is not a town that lets you get comfortable and complacent. We start with […]

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The Lid Comes Off “The Box” in Castle Rock

“Warden Lacey…told me that he’d always thought the Devil was just a metaphor but now he knew the Devil was a boy.” – Ex-sheriff, Alan Pangborn Henry’s been dreaming about the time he was missing in 1991. He hears his father’s voice, calling to him, and then has glimpses of […]

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Demanding “Habeas Corpus” Proves Tricky in Castle Rock

Titles matter. In this series, we can expect them to have double (even triple) meanings, often with a darkly humorous/deep twist. For example, “Habeas Corpus” is Latin meaning literally “that you have the body”. Most commonly, we hear it on television as the legal term for reporting unlawful detention or […]

Previews

Hulu’s Castle Rock: Buckle Up, This Ain’t No Storybrooke

Stephen King’s literature-to-screen conversion rate is one of the highest, rivaling the Bible itself. His influence on popular culture cannot begin to be measured whether it’s in his figures of terror like It‘s Pennywise or Carrie (both adapted for film and tv multiple times); iconic nightmare scenarios like Paul Sheldon’s captivity in Misery (viewable on film or […]

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The Mist Preview: “Withdrawal”

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] On the next The Mist, the action splits between the group trapped in the mall and the group in the church, which the ragtag outfit from the police station soon join.

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The Mist Pilot Preview

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Spike joins the peak TV fray this Thursday night with its first scripted drama series, The Mist, based on the Stephen King novella within The Skeleton Crew collection. It’s part moody family drama, part mystery, part horror, and totally my bag. Bonus: it was filmed in Nova […]

Under the Dome Series Premiere Preview [PHOTOS and VIDEO]
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Under the Dome Series Premiere Preview [PHOTOS and VIDEO]

One of the most anticipated premieres of the summer has to be CBS’ Under the Dome. It’s based on the best-selling Stephen King novel and, quite awesomely, King is one of the producers for this 13-episode drama. We’ve seen the pilot and it’s good and scary.