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Stephen King in the 90s—movies and miniseries part 2

One more time into the world of Stephen King at the end of the 20th century with two more movies and two more miniseries. THE LAWNMOWER MAN (1992) The original King short story was just plain weird—all I remember is … Continue reading

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Stephen King in the 90s—movies and miniseries part 1

I rarely cover movies by Stephen King because they’re predominantly mainstream horror hits, but considering most of his good adaptations hit in the 1980s, I figured I’d take on a bunch of stuff from the 90s in a 2-part blog, … Continue reading

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Stephen King’s killing machine and a giant rat creature

I was a huge Stephen King reader in my early teens, which coincided with his rise to mass popularity and numerous movie adaptations within a matter of years. Of course once the movie studios had tapped some of his best … Continue reading

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Gay horror Stephen King approves and gay horror he wrote

It was completely unintentional that I read two books in a row featuring gay couples—I just randomly picked the shortest books off the massive pile I still need to read to shrink it a bit faster. But this happy accident … Continue reading

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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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Alan Wake – 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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