Tag Archive | Stephen King

Cronenberg’s first adaptation: The Dead Zone

This is a most un-Cronenberg-of-the-80’s-film. It’s his first adaptation (and he really hasn’t done many) based on Stephen King’s successful novel. It really, for most of it, doesn’t qualify as a horror film and it doesn’t really seem to fit the whole body horror motif that he was working in. Nevertheless, The Dead Zone is a simply excellent film and probably the most underrated King adaptation out there. I am going to spoil here, so consider yourselves warned, but I believe that the spoilers in this film don’t negate enjoyment of it.

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Kloipy’s Stephen King Series: Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher? More like Nightmarepitcher! You see what I did there, took the name and… oh fuck it. Read More…

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…

News Roundup – November 20, 2009: The Beard, The King, The Pitts!

Here’s a few somewhat interesting developments for your eyeballs.

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The Daily Dark: Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye

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Echo’s rating: 3 out of 4 Changs

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Stephen King’s Cat’s Eye is an absolute product of the 80s. Every little detail of it is so true to the time period that it dates itself almost immediately. There are cheesy covers of Police songs, Alan King hamming it up, and a scene where James Woods brings his daughter a Cabbage Patch Kid doll and takes the time to describe which kind it is. None of that matters though because Cat’s Eye is a blast from beginning to end. I’ve always enjoyed anthologies, especially in the horror genre, and this one gets extra points for tying its crazy stories around the collar of a wandering tabby cat. Read More…