Tag Archives: Stephen King

80s Review: The Shining (1980)

Most people’s first thought of Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING will be one of three images: the ghost girls, the woman in the bath and Jack Nicholson axing his way through the bathroom door. Few western horrors, except for perhaps THE … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: The Dark Tower (2017)

The most disappointing thing about THE DARK TOWER is what might have been. Of course you can’t judge a hypothetical movie, only what was actually released, and what was released has been considerably cut down. A fascinating premise, dense mythology … Continue reading

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Review in Brief: Gerald’s Game (2017)

There’s such fine, detailed character work here and such a limited pool of performers and locations that you can imagine GERALD’S GAME working as well on stage as it does on film. Sooner or later, one of the usual Stephen … Continue reading

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Review: It (2017)

Nobody does a slow build like Stephen King. In both THE STAND and IT, he’s still introducing new characters and concepts with 250 pages to go and he can spend chapter after chapter establishing history, geography, mood and layer -upon-layer … Continue reading

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Review: Carrie (2013)

From the start I’d like to say that I do like Brian De Palma’s 1976 adaptation of Stephen King’s CARRIE. I don’t see it as a classic of the horror genre by any means, but it’s mostly solid stuff, and … Continue reading

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