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.
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 Mike Noonan (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Mattie Devore (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Jo Noonan (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Sara Tidwell (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Sid Noonan (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Kyra Devore (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Kisha Tidwell (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Harold Noonan (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Young Edgar White (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Dean Daughter (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Jellison Daughter (2 episodes, 2011)
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Bestselling novelist Mike Noonan, unable to cope after his wife's sudden death, returns to the couple's lakeside retreat in Maine, where he becomes involved in a custody battle between a young widow and her child's enormously wealthy grandfather. Mike inexplicably receives mysterious ghostly visitations, escalating nightmares and the realization that his late wife still has something to tell him. Written by nitorch

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Beware the lake.

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Kyra is first shown having her front teeth. In later scenes her front teeth have fallen out. They then reappear in what seems to be too short of a time for them to have regrown indicating these scenes were shot out of order. See more »

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Bag of Pixels!
14 December 2011 | by (Catonsville, Md.; USA) – See all my reviews

Some reviewers have attributed the failure of this miniseries to weak source material. I adored the novel Bag of Bones. The title comes from a Thomas Hardy quote that when authors try to breathe life into their characters, at their best, they're only a bag of bones. I felt that King animated these characters to be far more than that. I got very involved with Mike Noonan (the main character) and those whose life he touched.

Writer/director Mick Garris took this diaphanous weave of character and plot, cored it out, and threw in every bad horror movie cliché in its place. The result is an empty bag of pixels stretched out over four hours.

My heartfelt advice: take that four hours and invest it in reading the very good book or listening to King's reading in the audio book. It's far more satisfying.


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