Up 113 this week

Kingdom Hospital (2004– )

TV Series  |   |  Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 5,919 users  
Reviews: 81 user | 8 critic

Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.


Watch Trailer
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon




Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Rose Red (TV Mini-Series 2002)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house.

Stars: Nancy Travis, Matt Keeslar, Kimberly J. Brown
The Kingdom (1994–1997)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The Kingdom is the most technologically advanced hospital in Denmark, a gleaming bastion of medical science. A rash of uncanny occurrences, however, begins to weaken the staff's faith in ... See full summary »

Stars: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (TV Movie 2003)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband. Her husband is a Seattle oil tycoon who ... See full summary »

Director: Craig R. Baxley
Stars: Lisa Brenner, Steven Brand, Kate Burton
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger
Golden Years (TV Series 1991)
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Explosion in the most secret laboratory of the USA. The old janitor Harlan Williams is incubated by totally unknown chemicals. Now he changes and becomes younger instead of older. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Keith Szarabajka, Felicity Huffman, Ed Lauter
Desperation (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish
Storm of the Century (TV Mini-Series 1999)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them. A strange visitor named Andre Linoge comes to the small village and gives ... See full summary »

Stars: Becky Ann Baker, Kathleen Chalfant, Adam Zolotin
Bag of Bones (TV Mini-Series 2011)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

After his wife's sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle.

Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Melissa George, Annabeth Gish
The Stand (TV Mini-Series 1994)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Stars: Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan
Salem's Lot (TV Movie 2004)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires.

Director: Mikael Salomon
Stars: Rob Lowe, Andre Braugher, Donald Sutherland
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.

Director: Mick Garris
Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey
The Outer Limits (1995–2002)
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A modern revival of the classic eponymous 1960s sci-fi horror anthology show. Episodes often have twist-endings and involve aliens. Sometimes, story from one episode continues in a later episode.

Stars: Alex Diakun, Eric Schneider, Garvin Cross


Series cast summary:
 Dr. Elmer Traff (13 episodes, 2004)
 Sally Druse (13 episodes, 2004)
 Dr. Stegman (13 episodes, 2004)
 Peter Rickman (13 episodes, 2004)
 Otto (13 episodes, 2004)
 Dr. Hook (13 episodes, 2004)
Jennifer Cunningham ...
 Christa (13 episodes, 2004)
 Mary Jensen (13 episodes, 2004)
 Dr. Lona Massingale / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
 Dr. Jesse James (13 episodes, 2004)
Brandon Bauer ...
 Abel Lyon (13 episodes, 2004)
 Nurse Carrie Von Trier / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
Allison Hossack ...
 Dr. Christine Draper (13 episodes, 2004)
 Natalie Rickman (13 episodes, 2004)
Del Pentecost ...
 Bobby Druse (13 episodes, 2004)
 Antubis / ... (13 episodes, 2004)
William Wise ...
 Dr. Louis Traff (13 episodes, 2004)
 Nurse Brick Bannerman (11 episodes, 2004)
 Danny (10 episodes, 2004)
 Ollie (10 episodes, 2004)
Janet Wright ...
 Liz Hinton (10 episodes, 2004)
 Dr. Sonny Gupta (9 episodes, 2004)
 Firecracker Man (8 episodes, 2004)
 Henry Havens (8 episodes, 2004)
 Dr. Brenda Abelson (7 episodes, 2004)
 Dr. Richard Shwartzton (7 episodes, 2004)
Penelope Corrin ...
 Julie (6 episodes, 2004)
 Idler #2 (6 episodes, 2004)
 Mona Klingerman (6 episodes, 2004)
Bill Meilen ...
 Dr. Egas Gottreich / ... (6 episodes, 2004)
 Rolf Pederson (6 episodes, 2004)
 Frank Schweigen (6 episodes, 2004)


Shocking and frightening tale of a haunted hospital that was built over an ancient graveyard. The doctors have put all their faith into science and technology, and are dismissive of any suggestion of mysticism or unseen powers...at their own peril. Written by Cappella -NL-

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Where malevolence meets malpractice. See more »


See all certifications »


Official Sites:

| |  »



Release Date:

3 March 2004 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital  »

Box Office


$37,500,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(per episode) | (13 parts)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


In the episode "Shoulda' Stood In Bed", the name of the lawyer that found Mona Klingerman's anesthesiology report is Stephen Dooling. Stephen Dooling is made up of parts of the names of the producers of Kingdom Hospital, Stephen King and Richard Dooling. See more »


When Peter finds the old newspaper clippings in the back of Mary's doll, the headlines say "Hundreds Missing and Dead in Gates Falls Mill fire", and under it is the information on the fire. When Sally and Hook save Mary and the headlines change to "Mill Owner, Foreman Arrested in Arson Plot", underneath is the very same information that was on the last newspaper, which was supposed to no longer exist. See more »


Sally Druse: Oh, you're not afraid of Dr. Stegman, I know you're not.
Dr. Hook: Maybe not, but I am afraid of what Nat Rickman might think if I let Kingdom Hospital's most notorious psychic hypochondriac use her neurologically-impaired husband as a ouija board.
Sally Druse: Oh, 'scuze me, I am *not* a hypochondriac.
See more »


Edited into Against the Dark (2009) See more »


Where's Your Head At
Performed by Basement Jaxx
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

A mediocre and not funny remake
9 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The First thing you have to know is that "Stephen King's Kingdom Hospital" on ABC is a remake of the Danish mini-series "Riget" and "Riget II" by Lars Von Trier. So it's essentially a process of "translating" something for the mainstream. My main problem with this was that they didn't focused on all the important things; it lost all the humor factor and it's special weirdo characters, and that was what made the original show so unique. And now we don't have any of that, we lost all the interesting characters and the black humor, what we get is the gore and the ghost story only. It really gives an idea about how little King and the Americans understood from the original. Yes, Ernst-Hugo Järegård is irreplaceable, but for God's sake, even the rest of these characters are all too normal, they look too nice, healthy, like models. Even when they supposed to be weird, it's somehow cliched, typical commercially "alternative". It's the paradox goal of this show, you can't turn the alternative to mainstream while remain alternative, because they are the antitheses of each other.

Another negative thing is that it's budget was probably like 10 times higher than the original, that's not negative on it's own, but they used that money on things that would have been much better without them, first of all it looks like a Hollywood movie, even though they tried to create some alternative look with the lighting but it's still too nice, too hyper realistic, that subtracts from the creepy mood a lot. And then we have some CGI characters, a talking sloth-bear, that has the teeth of the Worms from Dreamcatcher... As a conclusion you get what you have expected, a dumbed down, mainstream version of something original, and the worst is that it's badly executed.

My Rating: 3 / 10

90 of 136 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Another liberal feel good story warren_houghton
Kingdom Hospital = Riget m_honore
Who else felt insulted by this show? frobbert
Worth buying the DVD? trustnoone81
Does anyone have the theme song wave? Sword30
Intro Art JaneDoe333
Discuss Kingdom Hospital (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: