Tag Archive | Laurie Holden

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…

Has there ever been a good video game adaptation? Part 1- Silent Hill

I’ve been thinking about doing this for a while. We talk a lot about adaptations, and there’s one source material that never fails to elicit utterly scathing commentary from us: Video Games. Why is this? It’s not like we’re talking about Space Invaders or something being as most modern video games come complete with elaborate plots, fully realised characters and whatnot. It should be easy as pie to adapt one, given that the material is already essentially supplied by the developers and all they really miss is anything remotely resembling competent acting. Yet I’m pretty certain that it’s never been done. Of course, it doesn’t help that hacks like PWS Anderson and Uwe Boll tend to make most of them, but surely it must be possible? And with that preamble, I launch this new series with the star contender for “passable”: Christophe Gans’ Silent Hill.  Read More…