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It’s always seemed odd, the way that very few excellent adaptations of the literary work of Stephen King have been created. Despite the fact that the author is a prolific writer of some deeply profound, horrifying tales, capturing that essence onscreen has thus far been an astonishing rarity. One such example is The Mist, which – despite being published a number of times – has only produced one extremely disappointing film adaptation in 2007. This could be about to change, however, with the imminent arrival of a television series from Spike that uses the basis of The Mist as a premise for an ongoing story.
The 2007 movie – directed by Frank Darabont, and starring Thomas Jane – is infamous for the fact that it changed what’s a fundamentally hopeful ending and created a tale that ended with futility. The Spike television adaptation takes an altogether different approach, however – albeit one that makes changes to the original story. »
- Matt Joseph
2017 is shaping up to be a big year for Stephen King fans on the screen. We’ve got the feature films The Dark Tower, It and Gerald’s Game, along with Spike TV’s The Mist, and now we can add another to that list with Audience Network announcing that Mr. Mercedes will premiere on Wednesday, August 9th in the States.
The series, based upon King’s 2014 novel, follows “follows Brady Hartsfield (Harry Treadaway), a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective Bill Hodges (Brendan Gleeson) with a series of lurid letters and emails, forcing the ex-cop to undertake a private, and potentially felonious, crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.”
- Gary Collinson
Summer's here! That means school's out, and what better to keep cool from the warm, sunny rays than with the hottest new shows hitting the small screen?
From anticipated revivals and farewell seasons to a boy band singing competition and the long-overdue return of a hit medieval fantasy series, summer TV has just about everything you need to keep yourself glued to your television sets!
Don't know what to watch this summer? Have no fear! Et's Summer TV Preview guide spotlights 16 must-watch shows that you absolutely cannot miss.
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Premieres: Friday, May 12 on Amazon Prime
Inspired by the lauded novel by Chris Kraus, Amazon's latest scripted series comes from Transparent's Jill Soloway and combines the whimsy of sexual desire and the heartbreaking reality of a crumbling marriage with a deft hand. Kathryn Hahn plays Chris, an unhappy »
We live in scary times that can often feel like lot more unsettling than any fictional horror movie, but some of the best horror movies tap into real world terrors — and that’s especially true of the highlights from the last two decades of the genre, one of the most varied in its history. From graphic depictions of gory showdowns to subtler looks at psychological dread, the best horror movies of the 21st century typically focused on a handful of people struggling to survive a dark force beyond their comprehension. Who can’t relate to that? Here are 20 of the most potent examples, ranked from top to bottom.
20. “The Descent” (2005)
Neil Marshall’s economical monster movie takes place almost exclusively within the confines of a shadowy cave and the terrible, terrible things lurking within it. After a gradual beginning in which coworkers and friends venture into a cave during their »
- David Ehrlich and Eric Kohn
Yet another Stephen King novel is set to get the TV treatment. While folks may be more dead set on seeing some of Stephen King’s older work — like It, The Dark Tower, Firestarter, or The Mist — on the big and small screen, we can’t forget that the dude’s been writing pretty great novels in recent years as well. Most recently, King’s put out a trilogy of hard-boiled detective novels. The stories started with Mr. Mercedes, continued with Finder Keepers, and concluded with End of Watch.
We’ve known for some time that the first book would be adapted for the small screen, but after being announced, back-burnered, and then brought back to the fold, it became easy to lose track over what the actual status of the project was. Now, Audience Network has announced that the 10-episode limited series has a premiere date of Wednesday, August »
- Joseph Medina
When The Shannara Chronicles returns for its second season later this year, it will be on a new home, as Spike TV has announced that it has picked up the critically acclaimed adaptation of Terry Brooks’ fantasy book series from MTV.
The new season will consist of 10 one-hour episodes. Details of the premiere date and time for season two will be announced in the coming weeks. However, in the meantime, Spike will introduce its viewers to the show by repeating the first season, beginning on Thursday June 29th at 11pm, directly following the new Stephen King adaptation The Mist.
The second season of The Shannara Chronicles takes place one year after the events of the first. The re-emergence of magic has the populace terrified, and an organization called The Crimson is hunting down magic users, using fear and intimidation to sow discord among the races. Wil, scarred by the loss »
- Gary Collinson
“The Shannara Chronicles” will have a new home when it returns for Season 2. The fantasy TV series will move from MTV to Spike for its sophomore season, scheduled to premiere in the fall. The 10-episode season doesn’t currently have a premiere date, though Spike plans to re-air Season 1 beginning June 29, following the premiere of the Stephen King adaptation “The Mist.” The move leaves MTV with one fewer scripted series amid the ongoing Viacom restructuring. The final season of “Teen Wolf” is set to premiere this summer, and an abbreviated third season of “Scream,” which will be rebooted with a. »
- Reid Nakamura
It's a banner year for people who love getting the sh*t scared out of them by Stephen King adaptations. While you may be quivering just thinking of the upcoming It remake, I'm terrified by the fact that The Mist is getting rebooted as a TV show. The 2007 movie explored a microcosm of a world that is overrun with a mysterious mist, but the TV show is taking us out of the grocery store and into the street. Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Isiah Whitlock Jr., and Frances Conroy all star in the show, which is set to premiere on Spike on June 22. Check out the trailers! "Destruction" "Official Trailer" »
- Maggie Pehanick
While it has developed a faithful following over the past decade, Frank Darabont’s 2007 movie The Mist was a box office disappointment upon release. However, our relationship with gnarly horror stories has undergone a significant makeover since that (really, really good) Stephen King adaptation…and Darabont himself helped oversee that transition. While his divorce from AMC’s The Walking […]
- Jacob Hall
This year is shaping up to be the year of Stephen King, with The Dark Tower and It all hoping to break the bank at the box office as some of the year’s most anticipated films. On the TV front, Spike TV will air their new show around one of King’s classic tales, The Mist. The new bloody, insane, sex-glimpse-having trailer is now here for your viewing pleasure, and one hopes Thomas Jane comes... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
It’s always seemed odd, the way that very few excellent adaptations of the literary work of Stephen King have been created. Despite the fact that the author is a prolific writer of some deeply profound, horrifying tales, capturing that essence onscreen has thus far been an astonishing rarity. One such example is his story, The Mist, which – despite being published a number of times – has only produced one extremely disappointing film adaptation in 2007. This could be about to change, however, with the imminent arrival of a television series from Spike that uses the basis of The Mist as a premise for an ongoing story – and its latest trailer certainly does not pull any punches.
The source material for The Mist is the horror novella of the same name that originally appeared in the 1980 Stephen King anthology, Dark Forces. It takes place in the small town of Bridgton, in Maine, »
- Sarah Myles
A pack of adventurous adolescents confront the terror awaiting them in the Derry, Maine sewers in the latest look at It, the long-awaited adaptation of the Stephen King novel about the murderous clown Pennywise.
Following its record-breaking first trailer, a second teaser for the horror film debuted Sunday during the MTV Movie and TV Awards, with the new preview showcasing a snippet of the film where the "Losers' Club," the gang of misfits at the heart of King's novel, search for Pennywise's many victims.
The scene initially seems similar to Stand By Me, »
The Stephen King brand — which has been strong for a long time now — is really flexing its muscle this year. The horror writer has a mysterious new series brewing at Hulu with J.J. Abrams, and of course, the big screen version of his epic “It” which is already becoming one of the most anticipated movie events of the year. If that’s not enough, “The Mist” is headed to the small screen thanks to Spike, and it actually looks pretty intriguing.
Continue reading ‘The Mist’ Rises And Brings Destruction In New Trailer For TV Series at The Playlist. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Spike have dropped a brand new trailer for their upcoming TV series The Mist, a redo of Stephen King’s novella of the same name. The Mist premieres on June 22nd Stateside, and stars Morgan Spector, Alyssa Sutherland, Gus Birney, Danica Curcic, Okezie Morro, Luke Cosgrove, Darren Pettie, Russell Posner, Dan Butler, Isiah Washington, Jr. and Frances Conroy.
The new promo debuted as part of the MTV Movies & TV Awards which took place in Los Angeles last night.
Here’s the official synopsis from the source material.
After a mysterious mist envelops a small New England town, a group of locals trapped in a supermarket must battle a siege of otherworldly creatures . . . and the fears that threaten to tear them apart.
Stephen King’s sinister imagination and the astonishing 3-D sound surrounds you with horror so real that you’ll be grabbing your own arm for reassurance. In the impenetrable mist, »
- Paul Heath
Author: Zehra Phelan
Is gruesomely garish your thing?, If so you’re in for a right treat with Spike’s stomach churning TV series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist. Don’t believe us? We dare you to watch the new trailer below, but be warned this is for the faint of heart.
Related: The first scene from Stephen King’s It is terrifically spooky
Spike’s 10-episode psychological thriller series centers on a small-town family that is torn apart by a violent crime before things take an altogether stranger turn. As they deal with the fallout of the crime an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting the town off from the rest of the world. Friends and adversaries alike become bizarre bedfellows as they battle the mysterious mist and its threats, fighting to maintain morality and sanity as the rules of society break down.
The dangerously dark trailer »
- Zehra Phelan
A new trailer for Spike TV’s upcoming horror series “The Mist”, which is based on the novella by Stephen King, has been released and it is aptly titled “Destruction”. In the trailer, we see far more in the way of… Continue Reading →
- Jonathan Barkan
New Line Cinema has released a sneak peek for its anticipated horror thriller “It.” The trailer first debuted during Sunday’s MTV Movie & TV Awards and was introduced on the stage by actors Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Wyatt Oleff, Chosen Jacobs, and Jack Dylan Grazer, known as “The Losers Club.”
Read More: ‘It’ Trailer Comparison Runs The 2017 Film Version Simultaneously to the 1990 Miniseries — Watch
Andrés Muschietti’s new adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal 1986 novel is set in the fictional town of Derry, Maine, where seven kids have to overcome life problems, including bullying from other kids. The clique also faces the haunting of a monster that takes the shape of an evil clown named Pennywise (played by Swedish actor Bill Skarsgård). 30 years later, they reunite to stop the clown once and for all. King’s novel was first adapted for the screen in Tommy Lee Wallace’s 1990 miniseries. »
- Yoselin Acevedo
Paramount Network has given a series order to the drama “Yellowstone” from “Hell or High Water” scribe Taylor Sheridan, the network announced Wednesday. The series, which hails from The Weinstein Company, will go into production this fall to premiere with a 10-episode first season in Summer 2018. The drama marks Paramount Network’s first original series order. The network’s “Heathers” reboot and the Alicia Silverstone-led “American Woman” — which will be among the network’s first original scripted series — were previously developed at TV Land. The six-part event series “Waco” and the Stephen King adaptation “The Mist” were in development at Spike. »
- Reid Nakamura
A colourless rendition of George Miller’s action symphony was rumoured back in 2015, but it wasn’t until the end of last year that it would become a reality. Now released in cinemas for one day only, and coming to Blu-ray soon after, the “Black & Chrome” edition – editorially untouched but carefully re-graded – is more than a simple twiddling of knobs.
Monochrome may seem like a strange choice for a sun-saturated epic so rich and, well, colourful in its depiction of desolation. And while it may not become the default viewing experience like, say, Frank Darabont’s drained version of The Mist, it is a fascinating new perspective. It is also a good excuse to re-watch – and re-examine the underlying themes of – the greatest action movie of the decade so far. »
- Rupert Harvey
The man in black fled across the desert, and The Dark Tower trailer followed. After languishing for years in the development wastelands, Stephen King’s sprawling fantasy epic series The Dark Tower makes the leap to the big screen this summer. King’s series of eight novels have been kicking around Hollywood since at least 2007, jumping from studio to studio, when first J.J. Abrams and then Ron Howard attempted to bring the saga to both the big and small screen.
Now A Royal Affair director Nikolaj Arcel has the reigns, and he’s ushering The Dark Tower in with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey in the leads. In the film, 11-year-old Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor) discovers clues about an alternate dimension known as Mid-World. The boy eventually finds himself sucked into this dimension, where he befriends Roland Deschain (Elba), a gunslinger on a quest to reach the mythical Dark Tower. »
- The Film Stage
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