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It Came From The Tube: Salem’S Lot (1979)

14 August 2016 11:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Stephen King adaptations are very hard to pull off successfully. For every Misery, there’s a Graveyard Shift; Carrie soars while Cujo stalls. The small screen has had it just as bad—the elephantine The Stand benefits from its four-night rollout, while no amount of time could save The Tommyknockers. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg—at last count, there were 91 King adaptations (I’ll need to double-check those figures) across all media. For this blurry-eyed cathode ray kid, however, nothing has yet to match the two-part graveyard dance known as Salem’s Lot (1979).

Originally airing on CBS on Saturday November 17th and 24th, Salem’s Lot was a huge success for the network; there was even talk of turning it into a weekly series. Alas, that never came to be. However, we were gifted with 183 minutes of measured, chilling suspense and terror helmed by none other »

- Scott Drebit

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First Look At Matthew McConaughey In The Dark Tower

14 July 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

When it came to Matthew McConaughey’s next role, the actor was faced with an odd choice between two Stephen King adaptions with was technically the same role. For you see Randall Flagg, the big bad of The Stand, and The Dark Tower’s The Man in Black (or Walter O’Dim to fans) are the same person, a malevolent being who tiptoes through the odd shared universe of Stephen King novels. With The Stand shelved for the time being, McConaughey took the antagonist role, opposite Idris Elba’s heroic Roland Deschain, whose plan to topple the titular tower, thus collapsing the entire multiverse of different realities, takes him from his home in Mid-World to our reality and right to the door step of Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor), whose ability to ‘shine’ is exactly what Walter needs. And we all know what book and movie we’ve seen that power in before, »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Exclusive Interview: Screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen on Adapting Stephen King and More

3 February 2016 5:41 AM, PST | shocktillyoudrop.com | See recent shocktillyoudrop news »

Veteran writer discusses adapting King classics like Carrie, It and The Tommyknockers as well as Peter Straub’s Ghost Story.   There’s an unmistakable passion in Lawrence D. Cohen’s voice in spite of the fact he’s talking about a project he began working on four decades ago. It’s a passion that resonates through the phone as…

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- Chris Alexander

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