“Carrie” 20 Years Later – The Adaptation You Forgot Existed

Not only was “Carrie” Stephen King’s first published novel, but it was also the first movie adaptation made of his work, and in the late 70’s, it’s very much what turned him into a household name for horror. So in the age of remakes, it was no surprise to see another adaptation of Carrie made in 2013 (along with several other King properties being adapted … Continue reading “Carrie” 20 Years Later – The Adaptation You Forgot Existed

Everything Coming to Shudder August 2022

Before summer symbolically ends with the beginning of September, Shudder has another awesome lineup to keep summer in full swing.  The horror streamer’s highlights for this August include new originals/exclusives, and a ton more great collections and horror content!  Here is the full lineup: Originals/Exclusives August 1 – Allegoria A group of artists’ inner demons become actual demons that they must do external battle with.  … Continue reading Everything Coming to Shudder August 2022

“It” 1990 vs. 2017/2019

When it comes to creepy clowns, there are perhaps none as iconic as Pennywise from Stephen King’s “It”.  Often credited (or blamed) with making clowns scary, King’s creation has had a lasting effect on horror media.  Not just because of the best-selling novel, but because of not one, but two popular movie adaptations. The It TV movie from 1990 was the definitive adaptation until another … Continue reading “It” 1990 vs. 2017/2019

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