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Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King 

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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 & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Robert Mammone ...  Dr. Peter Jennings / ... 2 episodes, 2006
Kodi Smit-McPhee ...  Brandon / ... 2 episodes, 2006
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12 June 2006 (USA) See more »

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16:9
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During the entire episode of "Battleground," not a single word is spoken. See more »

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The package that arrives in "Battleground" has San Francisco misspelled. See more »

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The Shape: Give us a cigarette, love.
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Version of Autopsy Room Four (2003) See more »

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Some episodes are better than others...
13 December 2007 | by ThrownMuseSee all my reviews

This fares better than much of Stephen King made-for-TV adaptations, though the episodes are hit or miss:

BATTLEGROUND 8/10 - easily the best episode AND an homage to the greatest made-for-TV horror ever, "Trilogy of Terror." There's even a cameo by our friend the Zuni Doll! It goes the "no dialogue" route, and William Hurt pulls it off well. The FX are ace. Loved this one. Unfortunately, it's mostly downhill from here.

CROUCH'S END 5/10 - this is pretty awful and Claire Forlani has got to be the worst working "name" actress, but there's something eerie in it's Lovecraft-ness that I appreciated for a bit.

THE ROAD VIRUS HEADS NORTH 4/10 - Meh. It's good to see Tom Berenger and Marsha Mason working again. I guess.

UMNEY'S LAST CASE 7/10 - It has a neat noir-ish feel, mostly created by the inimitable character acting of William H. Macy.

THE END OF THE WHOLE MESS 6/10 - eh, this didn't translate too well, but it's watchable.

THE FIFTH QUARTER 7/10 - This one's sort of a heist story with great performances (Sisto, Samantha Mathis) and a surprising homoerotic subplot. Good stuff here.

AUTOPSY ROOM FOUR 4/10 - another King adaptation ruined by Richard Thomas! YOU KNOW THEY GOT A HELL OF A BAND 4/10 - I remember reading this as a youngster and finding it REALLY eerie. What's not to be scared of by evil dead rocknroll icons? Well, how about really lame evil dead rocknroll icon impersonators? This does not translate well to film.


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