15 Fun Facts About “1408”

Ever since “The Shining”, Stephen King has been synonymous with haunted hotels.  And while that remains a classic of both literature and film, another iconic haunted hotel story of his was released and adapted many years later.  In the years since its release, 1408 has become iconic in its own right. It boasts great performances from John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson, and is an … Continue reading 15 Fun Facts About “1408”

“The Black Phone” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

After very publicly exiting Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, director Scott Derrickson went back to full horror with an adaption of Joe Hill’s short story “The Black Phone”.  Reuniting with Ethan Hawke and James Ransone from Sinister, Derrickson delivers with a film that features interesting characters, a tense story, and an overall chilling experience! Child Endangerment Opening in 1978, we see a seemingly … Continue reading “The Black Phone” – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

“Pennywise: The Story of It” Documentary Coming to Screambox July 26, 2022

While the 2016 clown craze and the more recent adaptations of Stephen King’s “It” in 2017 and 2019 have certainly kept the creepy clown mythos alive, there are many (myself included) who still considered Tim Curry’s take on Pennywise as the definitive creepy clown in horror history. So it comes with excitement and anticipation that a brand new documentary, Pennywise: The Story of It is … Continue reading “Pennywise: The Story of It” Documentary Coming to Screambox July 26, 2022

Firestarter 1984 vs. 2022

Long before the massive superhero boom that has dominated the past 20 years, Stephen King wrote his own twisted version of a superhero (or perhaps villain) origin story with his 1980 novel “Firestarter”.  Sort of a Stephen King version of the Dark Phoenix saga from “X-Men”, it’s now been adapted twice with two very different interpretations of the source material. To be clear, the 2022 … Continue reading Firestarter 1984 vs. 2022

“Firestarter” (2022) – Movie Review

The last few years has seen something of a renaissance in Stephen King adaptations, the likes of which we haven’t seen since the 1980’s (or the wave of TV movies in the 90’s).  The last 5 years alone, we’ve been treated to newer adaptations of It, The Stand, and Pet Semetary, along with first time adaptations of Mr. Mercedes, Doctor Sleep, and a King-inspired Hulu … Continue reading “Firestarter” (2022) – Movie Review

25 Fun Facts About “The Shining” TV Miniseries

The Shining remains one of the most iconic horror films of all time.  Lines like “Here’s Johnny” or “Redrum” have become recognizable not just among diehard horror fans, but with the general public as well.  However, one of the movie’s harshest critics has always been Stephen King himself, who famously took issue with the way that Stanley Kubrick adapted his novel. For years, King was … Continue reading 25 Fun Facts About “The Shining” TV Miniseries

“The Stand” 1994 vs. 2020

To this day, “The Stand” remains Stephen King’s longest novel ever written and is an absolute behemoth of a story (and a physical book).  King has called his own version of “Lord of the Rings” with an epic journey being set in America, and there’s no denying its impact on his career, as well as horror as a whole. Given how massive a story it … Continue reading “The Stand” 1994 vs. 2020

The Stand: “The Circle Closes”

Wrapping up a massive narrative like The Stand is certainly no easy task.  Following the explosive (literally) climax from last week, many were curious to see what the series had in store for its final episode.  The result is varied at best, unnecessary at worst. (Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned) A New Hope Following the cliffhanger at the end of last week. Frannie goes … Continue reading The Stand: “The Circle Closes”

The Stand: “The Stand” Review

In an episode bearing the same name as the series itself, The Stand has finally reached its climax as the “Council of Boulder” faces off in a final stand (for lack of a better term) against the Dark Man himself, Randall Flagg. In the 1994 miniseries, this particular moment was heavily criticized as being too campy, so this penultimate episode had a lot to prove … Continue reading The Stand: “The Stand” Review

The Stand: “The Walk” Review

With only two episode left in the miniseries, “The Walk” both literally and figuratively advances the plot at a faster pace than we’ve seen thus far.  It simultaneously deals with the aftermath of Nadine and Harold’s betrayal, while setting up the ultimate conflict and final titular “stand”, for which the story is named. (Spoilers Ahead – You’ve Been Warned) Just Desert The episode opens with … Continue reading The Stand: “The Walk” Review