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Collider exclusively premiered the trailer today, and The Harvest stars Michael Shannon and Samantha Morton as a controlling and over-protective mother and father caring for their bed-ridden, wheelchair bound son (Charlie Tahan). The boy makes a friend in a young girl (Natasha Calis), who quickly realizes that the parents’ reluctance to let their son out of the house is masking their more sinister behavior for how they care for him. Here’s the synopsis via Collider:
In his first film in nearly 15 years, the director of Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer harks back to the depravity that made his 1986 debut a horror milestone. But less based in reality, The Harvest is closer to a fairy tale from Grimm’s darkest corners. »
- Brian Welk
McCullough wrote more than 20 books in her long career, a few of which spawned screen adaptations. The first was her 1974 novel “Tim,” which was adapted into a film in 1979 starring Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie.
“The Thorn Birds,” McCollough’s epic saga of three generations of an Australian family, has sold 30 million copies worldwide. The story was adapted into a 1983 ABC miniseries that starred Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward and Barbara Stanwyck. The series was a huge sensation in its time, though McCullough preferred not to be associated with it, and even inspired a follow-up miniseries, 1996’s “The Thorn Birds: The Missing Years” on CBS.
McCullough is survived by her husband, Ric Robinson.
- Marianne Zumberge
Colleen McCullough, the Australian author of 1977 bestseller, The Thorn Birds, which served as the basis for one of the most popular TV miniseries ever, died today on Australia’s Norfolk Island. The novelist had suffered poor health in recent years. She was 77. McCullough was born in New South Wales in 1937 and worked as a neuroscientist before writing the first of her 25 books, Tim. Published in 1974, it was later made into a feature starring Mel Gibson and Piper Laurie… »
- Nancy Tartaglione
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