Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006)

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

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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An eight episode adaptation of Stephen King's short stories, primarily from the Nightmares and Dreamscapes series. "Battleground" follows a quiet hitman becoming a target for violent revenge when he finds a mysterious package on his doorstep; A young woman and her attorney husband getting lost in a notoriously evil London neighborhood named "Crouch End"; "Umney's Last Case" is a 1930's era detective who realizes he's the main character in a novel, and he's being written out; A successful filmmaker films himself in "The End of the Whole Mess", recalling his genius brother's life and the scientific plan he applied to end world violence with unanticipated results; "The Road Virus Heads North" drives into gear as a celebrated writer realizes the demonic figure in the painting he's just acquired, is changing to show that it's onto the same stretch of road he's on; "The Fifth Quarter" has an ex-convict who goes to dastardly means to find treasure that puts his family's life at risk; "... Written by mystic80

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At the end of episode "Crouch End", the escaping couple see/hear names of creatures from H.P. Lovecraft, as Cthulu Kryon, Yogsoggoth, R'yeleh, Nrtesn nyarlahotep, Whistler from the Stars, Blind Piper, The Goat with a Thousand Young. Most of them from the writer's Cthulhu-myth. See more »

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In the "Crouch End" segment the Freemans are in a Cab in London heading off to "Crouch End". An Australia Post van can be seen passing them on the street. See more »

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Willie Evans: Where's the gun you shot him with?
Keenan: It was self defense.
Willie Evans: Alright, where's the self defense weapon you shot him with?
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Battleground Was Fantastic
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The beginning of this film held my interest because William Hurt,(John Renshaw),"Body Heat", makes a bad mistake with a CEO of a large Toy Manufacturing Company. Apparently, John Renshaw is a sort of high class hit man and paid very well for his services, because his apartment suite is out of this world with a large indoor pool and more than the comforts of the average person. As John sits back and has a nice cocktail and enjoys having accomplished one of his tasks, he is taken by surprise and his entire life is completely changed. John becomes trapped in his own world and almost feels like he has been in an actual battlefield. Great story by Stephen King and I look forward to more of this Mini-Series.


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