This half-hour documentary program offers an in-depth examination of Ellen Rimbauer's life at Rose Red through the pages of her newly discovered diary. A narrated blend of interviews, ... See full summary »
The small town of Haven becomes a hot-bed of inventions all run by a strange green power device. The whole town is digging something up in the woods, and only an alcoholic poet can discover the secret of the Tommyknockers.
After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a malevolent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil.
Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. A great disaster threatens a haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.
Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there.Written by
During Joyce's tutorial on Rose Red, one member of the group is about to write "bullshit" on a pad. The shot cuts away before they can finish the word, however, because the network censors would never allow such a harsh expletive, even a written one. See more »
When Joyce Reardon is teaching her class and is probed by Kevin Bolinger, he claims he is "class of '03". The subtitle at the beginning gives the year as 2001, ten years after Annie's 1991 incident with the dog, and yet, when Bolinger is dropped off at Rose Red by Professor Miller, Miller tells him he will be out in the real world "in a matter of weeks", as if he stood to graduate. See more »
[Running out of the house]
First thing I want is a morphine milkshake!
Mrs. Kay Waterman:
Second thing I wanted...
Mrs. Kay Waterman:
[Comes out of a mirror as a ghost now]
Come here, Emery! I wanna see if you've been cleaning your nails! I wanna look behind your ears. I wanna look at your teeth. And what about down there? Come to Mommy Emmy! Come to Momma! Have you been doing that nasty thing again? I hear you in your room at night. Mommy hears everything!
Help me, for God's sake! Help me!
Emery, for once in your...
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It takes 8 minutes and 30 seconds for the opening credits to play out. See more »
This is not for all you short attention spanners...
For the rest of you, though, this mammoth 250 minutes horror miniseries, is well worth the time. Stephen King has probably created one of his best screenplay-to-screen only works (not based on a novel) in "Rose Red", a chore usually not too successful ("Sleepwalkers", anyone?). This haunted house tale, about a creepy enormous mansion in Seatle, and the intrepid psychics that go there for a "field trip", boasts amazing production design and sets, fine acting, especially by Nancy Travis as the determined Joyce Reardon and Matt Ross as Emery ("Go and warn someone who isn't broke!), and decent special effects (especially considering this is made for TV). Although not everything is always clear, and although the middle part tends to sag a little, this is a high quality mini-series which amazingly manages to sustain interest through four hours of haunted house shenanigans, one of the most overused themes in horror. It's length also allows it to dedicate the first hour to character development and story buildup, so that when the characters walk for the first time into "Rose Red", we are almost as anxious as they are. this wouldn't have worked in a two hour film.
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