Tag Archives: Stephen King

New millennium horrorthon

Fiction and video game adaptations, slashers, witches, zombies…here’s a mish-mosh of crap from the first decade of the 2000s. RIDING THE BULLET (2004) Based on a Stephen King novella, Riding the Bullet will really only work for you if you … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive vs. Trucks

Two movie adaptations of a Stephen King short story made nearly a decade apart. So how do they compare? MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE (1986) Stephen King directs and has admitted to being burnt on coke at the time. It’s a 1980s movie—it’s … Continue reading

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The horror of playing a bestselling author

It’s shocking to me that Alan Wake isn’t considered one of the scariest survival horror games of all time. It is so easily comparable to Silent Hill and is fricking terrifying! It’s also a visually beautiful game. And the attention … Continue reading

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You need a lot of buttered popcorn to make this a fun movie marathon!

Children of the Corn (1984) Children of the Corn. The one that started it all. After a really cheesy voiceover of a cute kid talking about Isaac and Malachai, we get a strong opening with evil kids going wild on … Continue reading

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Sometimes they come back way too much

“Sometimes They Come Back” is a great little ghost story by Stephen King. It’s cool that it was made into a television movie in 1991. Then there was a sequel in 1996. Then another sequel in 1998. Oh brother. Here … Continue reading

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I have a lot to say about a whole lot of Salem’s Lot…

In short, the original Salem’s Lot still as chilling and atmospheric as it was when I watched it in 1979. The 2004 remake is slightly different in both good and bad ways, but not nearly as creepy. And the original … Continue reading

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EEK! There’s a woman in the backseat of my car!

It’s a horror staple for a psycho killer to be waiting in the backseat of a car for his unsuspecting female victim. She thinks the car is a safe haven—a getaway vehicle. Instead, it’s where she’s most vulnerable. But what … Continue reading

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A newfangled take on the vampire

In 1997, a year after Scream redefined and retrofied the rules of horror, a vampire film was almost assuredly going to go unnoticed, even if it was based on a short story by Stephen King. The Night Flier probably would … Continue reading

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