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 »
Becky Ann Baker,
A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who even slightly anger them.
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
I have enjoyed all of the episodes I have seen with perhaps the exception of Crouch End, which lost me after about ten minutes. End of The Whole Mess was brilliant -- the direction and the writing were so, so good. Battleground has exquisite acting and I especially liked Road Virus Heads North --I found it mesmerizing, contemplative, and unsettling. It resonated with me far longer than the others I think because it is most like a real nightmare -- the really vivid kind that stays with you. The antagonist is unknown, not immediately indentifiable and unrelenting. I found it subtle and intelligent in its understanding of what is truly scary.
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