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Stephen King (story)
Frank Darabont (writer)
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She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare. See more » | Add synopsis »
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Michael Cornelison ... John
Dee Croxton ... Mother

Brian Libby ... Prisoner
Bob Brunson ... Guard #1
George Russell ... Guard #2

Directed by
Frank Darabont 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Frank Darabont  writer
Stephen King  story "The Woman in the Room"

Produced by
Gregory Melton .... producer
Mark Vance .... producer
Cinematography by
Juan Ruiz Anchía 
Costume Design by
Giovanna Ottobre-Melton 
Sound Department
Darryl Linkow .... sound mixer
Darryl Linkow .... sound transfer
Editorial Department
Dana Winseman .... archival telecine supervisor
Other crew
Suzan Lowitz .... script supervisor


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Also Known As:
"Stephen King's Night Shift Collection" - USA (video box title)
"Stephen King's Nightshift Collection Volume One: The Woman in the Room" - USA (video box title)
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30 min
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Edited into Nightshift Collection (1994) (V)See more »


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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Serious and true to life story by Stephen King, 1 May 2009
Author: andreygrachev from Russian Federation

The film is not very popular among King's screenings. The author said that it is based on his personal experience that took place with his mother. So the tragedy of cancer illness is that the death comes slowly and there is much pain inside the patient. The main character decided to release his mother's constant cancer pain by giving her poison in order she stopped suffering. Later on the horror of murder follows him in his nightmares. He is haunted by his dead mother spirit . Well, not for entertainment at all. Serious and hard to see life story. Another necro realism masterpiece. I would not recommend this for people with strong imaginative nature, as it gives serious thoughts , not those modern day computer effects and funny Gothic monsters.

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