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.
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A haunted hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill that burned down in the fire which killed many children who worked there is hit by a series of increasingly devastating mysterious earthquakes. The jaded staff pays no attention to it, since everyone there has experienced much stranger and harder to explain things many times throughout the years. The arrival of two new patients, a comatose artist left paralyzed in a hit and run incident only to end up being saved from the brink of death by a mysterious divine force in the form of a giant telepathic anteater called Antubis and a female psychic whose son works at the hospital, stirs everything up. A strange ghost girl contacts both of them in an attempt to get them to warn the staff and prevent the upcoming great supernatural disaster. However, secretive malevolent forces are also there and they have no intention of letting anyone interfere with their infernal plans.Written by
When Peter finds the old newspaper clippings in the back of Mary's doll, the headlines say "Hundreds Missing and Dead in Gates Falls Mill fire", and under it is the information on the fire. When Sally and Hook save Mary and the headlines change to "Mill Owner, Foreman Arrested in Arson Plot", underneath is the very same information that was on the last newspaper, which was supposed to no longer exist. See more »
Hello, Abel... hello, Christa... I'm supposed to take you now...
[in unison with Abel]
To the dream room? Miss Druse wants us, she wants us!
[both Abel and Christa snicker and exchange glances]
How did you know that?
[in unison with Christa]
Take us, take us!
[they each hold Otto's hands as he escorts them toward the elevators]
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This 'remake' of Lars Von Trier's series does not do the original any justice. It annoys me that they have felt the need to film this poor imitation, apparently purely because the original is in a foreign language. They have lost all of the subtlety and almost all of what made Von Trier's frightening, along with the beauty that Von Trier captured. I don't know what Stephen King was thinking when he began writing this but I wish he hadn't. And Baxley's treatment of the script, particularly his choice of music, leaves a lot to be desired.
Do not bother seeing this if you have seen, or intend to see, the original, because you will only be disappointed.
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