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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 10 wins & 12 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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Of the eight stories, only five are from the "Nightmares and Dreamscapes" collection. "Battleground" is from "Night Shift", and "The Road Virus Heads North" and "Autopsy Room Four" are from "Everything's Eventual". See more »

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In the "Crouch End" segment the Freemans are at an outdoor café in London the afternoon before heading to Crouch End. There is a clear shot of a passing Melbourne (Australia) tram in the background. See more »

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The Shape: Give us a cigarette, love.
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Features Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955) See more »

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not for adults...
11 August 2007 | by (...) – See all my reviews

i usually don't write reviews but i can't understand why this is rated so high and wanted to give a warning to horror lovers since i can only assume that all those high ratings were given by average TV watchers.

i have only watched the first two episodes but those two were so cliché, it wasn't even funny any more. the same old stories you've probably seen/read a couple of times already - living toys, evil things from other dimensions... and it's not just that these stories aren't innovative, they are also pretty bad versions of those clichés. i'd prefer e.g. "chucky" and "silent hill" over those two episodes anytime. and don't even ask about the visual effects... the ones in the first episode are alright but the ones in the second... awful. looks like some film student's project gone wrong. blood... or gore... erm... nothing worth mentioning.

it might be interesting for some ten year old kid who probably hasn't seen/read that many scary stories yet (although i'd rather recommend "beyond belief" - now that's what i call a decent mystery TV show). but for an adult horror fan this is worthless. i only gave the 3 points because there is in fact some beautiful cinematography (especially in the second episode) and some nice acting.


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