Tag Archives: Stephen King

“Doctor Sleep” – from great book to good(ish) film

“…and THEY’RE STARVING.” Story: Danny Torrence survived a hell of a lot when he was a kid. And yet here Dan is all grown up, falling into the same patterns his father did. But as he finally starts to pull … Continue reading

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#31in31 2019 – “Cell”

“Open up, we’re Americans!” Story: A guy gets off an airplane at Boston International Airport. Normal, right? But then a strange sound comes from the cell phones in use, causing people to seize and foam at the mouth. Then those … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Brian James Freeman (ed.), Reading Stephen King

Herewith, a mini-review originally published at The Green Man Review! I remember being eleven years old, clutching a shiny new paperback copy of The Shining. (Yes, my parents bought it for me. They were cool with me reading anything, as … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Tony Magistrale, “Hollywood’s Stephen King”

From back in the GMR archives, circa 2003. Wow. Edited a touch because I can’t help myself. Read the post at GMR here! I have been a Constant Reader of Stephen King’s work since I got my hands on a … Continue reading

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#31in31 2017 – “Gerald’s Game”

“It was death you saw. And he’s coming back tonight.” Story: A couple at their lake house try to spice up their relationship. But Viagra and a heart condition makes things fatal for husband Gerald. And with wife Jessie handcuffed … Continue reading

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“It” floats just as well as the original

Nutshell: This reboot/remake of the 1990 TV miniseries has a different feel to it, but dammit if it doesn’t pack a punch.  A young cast full of poised-to-break-out stars, a director who knows how to handle the spooky, and a … Continue reading

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Elsewhere Review: Stephen King and Richard Chizmar’s Gwendy’s Button Box

Read the original piece HERE at Green Man Review! My mom had a button box. I used to paw through it, looking for shiny mother-of-pearl, and iridescent bits of abalone. When I got older, that button box became mine (though it’s more … Continue reading

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