STEPHEN KING TV MINI-SERIES ADAPTATIONS

GREATEST MEMORABLE ADAPTATIONS FOR TV FROM THE MASTER OF MODERN HORROR...STARTLING, ENGROSSING & POIGNANTLY CHILLING...
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Salem's Lot (1979 TV Series)
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A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires. (184 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
“ THE MOVIE WAS SEEN BY ME AFTER I READ THE BOOK IN MY YOUTH...ONLY BLATTY'S "THE EXORCIST," HENRY JAMES' "TURN OF THE SCREW," "ROSEMARY'S BABY" AND "MICHELLE REMEMBERS" HAD MORE SEMINAL IMPACT ON MY SENSE OF THE HORRIFIC-GROTESQUE... ” - jmasseysr7
 
2.
Salem's Lot (2004 TV Series)
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Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires. (181 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
“ KING HIMSELF APPROVED OF THIS VERSION AS THE MOST FAITHFUL TO HIS ORIGINAL NOVELLA...LATER, THIS AUTEUR' MOTIF WOULD BECOME FAMOUSLY REPEATED... ” - jmasseysr7
 
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The Stand (1994 TV Series)
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
“ KING'S MASTERPIECE... ” - jmasseysr7
 
4.
Storm of the Century (1999 Mini-Series)
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A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them... (257 mins.)
“ "GIVE ME WHAT I WANT AND I WILL GO AWAY..." IT INCLUDES WHAT IS A RECURRENT THEMATIC TOOL OF KING; UNSPEAKABLE HORROR REFLECTED IN ORDINARY PEOPLE MAKING DECISIONS OF ABSOLUTELY EVIL CONSEQUENCE....THE PIT OF YOUR STOMACH TURNS WITH QUEASY DEPRAVITY.... ” - jmasseysr7
 
5.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
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In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
“ UNEQUIVOCALLY STANDS AS KING'S IMPOSSIBLY CLOSE ON TARGET EXPLORATION INTO THE 'NATURE OF PURE EVIL & ITS PARADOXICAL RELATIONSHIP WITH INNOCENCE...' ” - jmasseysr7
 
6.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ I KNOW; IT'S NOT AN ACTUAL MINISERIES BUT THIS QUALIFIES AS THE PRELUDE TO KING'S IMMORTAL "THE GUNSLINGER: DARK-TOWER SERIES..." ROLAND OF GILEAD LIVES.... ” - jmasseysr7
 
7.
The Tommyknockers (1993 Mini-Series)
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A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutates. (181 mins.)
Director: John Power
 
8.
The Langoliers (1995 Mini-Series)
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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport. (180 mins.)
 
9.
Golden Years (1991 TV Series)
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Explosion in the most secret laboratory of the USA. The old janitor Harlan Williams is incubated by totally unknown chemicals... (232 mins.)
“ THIS SERIES HAD OH SO MUCH PROMISING POTENTIAL... ” - jmasseysr7
 
10.
The Shining (1997 Mini-Series)
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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. (90 mins.)
“ AGAIN, KING HIMSELF APPROVED OF THIS VERSION AS THE MOST FAITHFUL TO HIS ORIGINAL NOVELLA...LATER, THIS AUTEUR' MOTIF WOULD BECOME FAMOUSLY REPEATED... ” - jmasseysr7
 
11.
Under the Dome (2013 TV Series)
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A invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" or "sphere" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other and animals too. (43 mins.)
“ DELICIOUSLY KING RETURNED TO HIS ROOTS ” - jmasseysr7
 
12.
Rose Red (2002 Mini-Series)
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house. (270 mins.)
 
13.
The Dark Tower (2017)
Gunslinger Roland Deschain roams an Old West-like landscape in search of the dark tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.
Director: Nikolaj Arcel