Tag Archive | Frank Darabont

Post Millennial Trauma: The Mist (2007)

Quick confession time: I haven’t read the short story. I binged on Stephen King when I was a teenager, and then just sort of stopped and haven’t really had any urge to go back to them. Nevertheless, I’m assured that this is a cracking read, and regardless of that it has the proud boast of standing in the handful of  Stephen King adaptations that aren’t terrible alongside Stand by Me, Carrie, The Shining and Misery (before anyone says anything, I really don’t like The Green Mile). Read More…

A Droidian Nightmare on Elm Street (1984-2010)

A Droidian Nightmare on Elm StreetMany things can give me nightmares. Falling to my death, being stuck in my current job for the rest of my life, or being sent to prison for a crime I didn’t commit and being greeted by my new cellmate, the grotesque gelatinous blob otherwise known as Don “Blubba” Murphy. But in the end those are avoidable because they are within my power to avoid or in the case of the prison cellmate, entirely unrealistic and only mentioned for the purpose of a cheap gag referencing the horrendously obese Hollywood douchebag.

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The Birthday Series – The Blob (1988)

The Blob TITLE Well, here we are again. I was a wee child of 10 when this movie came out, and I can safely say it was not on my radar. In fact, I’ve never see this one before now. Basically because it seemed a bit shit. But rules are rules, and this series has demanded that I watch it. So here goes nothing…

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Kloipy’s Stephen King Series: The Shawshank Redemption

Annoying Personal Note:

I’ve always been a horror fan. As long as I can remember I’ve been intrigued by the genre. I grew up starting on the Universal Monsters and then on the more modern classics (by modern I mean 70’s and 80’s). It was only a matter of time before I found out about Stephen King. Read More…